What is your connection to Berlin?
My connection to Berlin is via art, music and the diverse cultural programme of this city that I felt in love with from an early age. I am also connected to this city through my family who also feels home in Berlin. My father decided to move from Tehran to West-Berlin when he was 17 years old to study art & photography at the University of Arts in Berlin (UdK). Eventually we all decided to stay here and make the most of living and working here.
The current project you are working on…
I am currently working on my own gallery that I have opened very recently in Berlin Charlottenburg close to Savigny Platz. The name of the gallery is Anahita – Arts of Asia, focusing on antique works of arts and artefacts from different parts of Asia. In the moment I am in the process of finishing the branding and hiring a team to help me organize the grand opening of the gallery which will be in September.
How would you describe your own style?
I would describe my style as pretty casual – jeans & shirt plus sneakers are my favorite combination – but I am also a fan of real vintage and also like combining simple pieces and timeless cuts together with creative pieces that tell a story, like old jewelry. I also like the business style which I find both classy and sexy. I love to surprise myself with new looks and accessories but most importantly i have to feel comfortable with what I wear..
What do you love most about your job?
I love being surrounded by objects that have great energy and aura. I enjoy the independence of my position as a gallery owner and the creative aspects of my work. Talking to my clients and art enthusiasts who fall in love with new objects is very rewarding. Running a gallery means also to study a lifetime which I am looking forward to.
Text and photo Giulia Galvanin