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Featured Event

November 2010
Magical Night Dubai & Abu Dhabi 2010

On Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November 2010, Magic of Persia presented their much anticipated Magical Nights weekend, which included an Exhibition of Auction Highlights and the Auction Gala to raise funds for Magic of Persia’s educational and art initiatives. His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE, a long-standing supporter of the charity, inaugurated the exhibition at the DIFC, Dubai and attended the fundraising gala at the Yas Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, as keynote speaker. 


Celebrated contemporary Iranian artists donated artworks to the Magical Nights silent and live auctions. Artists included the winner of the 2008 Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Nazgol Ansarinia; the collector and artist, Fereydoun Ave; and world famous Shirin Neshat and Y. Z. Kami, among many others. Works by the artists participating in either the silent or live auctions were shown for two weeks prior to the closing date, giving buyers the opportunity to view the works before bidding.


The live auction was conducted by Christie’s, with all proceeds going towards funding the many projects set up by the Magic of Persia charity. These include scholarships, educational workshops and bursaries for young, aspiring Iranians within the creative fields of film and visual arts.


We were so grateful to be able to host such a spectacular event and would like to thank everybody who made the night possible.

Past Events
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November 2017
Farideh Lashai: On Violence and Beauty | British Museum

July 2017
Magic in Monaco | Fundraising Exhibition & Auction

December 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | Publication Launch | Delfina Foundation

November 2016
Exhibition as Editing Exercise | A project by Nader Koochaki | Winner of MOP CAP 2015

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art Exhibition Opening | LA

September 2016
Fereydoun Ave|Panel Discussion & Film Premiere | LA

September 2016
Contemporary Iranian Art | VIP Dinner & Auction

July 2016
European Women in Persian Houses | British Museum

April 2016
Talking Asphalt | MOPCAP 2015 in Tehran

March 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Dubai | Private Dinner & Auction

February 2016
'Remembering Tomorrow' | Tehran | Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Reception.

October 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist VIP Auction Dinner | London

September 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Finalist Exhibition Opening | London

August 2015
MOP/Parasol Unit Research Resident 2015 Talk

May 2015
A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis

May 2015
Nicky Nodjoumi: From Tehran to New York

March 2015
MOP CAP 2015 Shortlist Exhibition | Dubai

March 2015
Nowrouz Auction Gala Benefit 2015 | Dubai

November 2014
MOP Foundation Fundraising Exhibition

November 2014
Sotheby's New York Contemporary Day Sale

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