Based in Vienna, artist manager, art collector and curator Amir Shariat brings a unique thematic touch to his exhibitions, often pairing new pieces alongside the works of postmodern masters. The son of a publisher and art dealer, Shariat grew up surrounded by paintings from the Renaissance through the 19th century, setting the stage for a lifelong relationship with the art world. As an adult, Shariat migrated towards contemporary motifs and began supporting and collecting pieces by lesser-known artists. In time, his practice grew and Shariat manages now artists globally with the aim of furthering their careers.