Parasol Unit

Founded in December 2004 by art historian and curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Central to the Parasol unit philosophy is a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavour, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation. Internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London's public and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as Michaƫl Borremans, Yang Fudong and Charles Avery.

Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works by international contemporary artists working in various media, holds artistic projects and gives awards and exhibition possibility to graduating students from a UK art school.