Cultural Organisation

Bread & Salt Projects




Bread & Salt, founded in 2008 by Iranian artist-curators Tarlan Rafiee and Yashar Samimi Mofakham, is an artistic and cultural project based on an old Iranian concept– which exists in many other cultures as well. Bread and salt is the least thing we, Iranians, offer to our guests in order to create a lasting friendship. A connection created over a table where bread and salt has been served is one of the strongest bonds in our culture. In the Bread & Salt Curatorial Projects that have taken place up to now, the goal has been to create such a bond.

Bread & Salt is dedicated to support curated intercultural projects by focusing on lesser known facets of Iranian  modern and contemporary art, collaborated with museums and institutes such as Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) as independent curatorial platform, adviser and supporter, Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, The British Museum and most recently Mantova Museum Palace in Italy.

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