Based in Vienna, 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 an 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 toward contemporary motifs and began collecting pieces by lesser-known artists, a practice to dovetail his work investing in undervalued capital markets. In time, his collection came to encompass a broad oeuvre that reflects both his aesthetic preferences and the evolution of art from the late 20th century to the present day. Whether valuable or simply thought-provoking, the individual pieces of Shariat’s collection reveal a deep-seated passion that transcends monetary investment.