Va is an independent art project space and residency. It hosts artists, curators, writers and thinkers for their projects, talks, and presentations using resources, spaces and venues available to it. Va also participates in projects, sometimes collaborating with others and other times defining and initiating its own projects. Va Programs include the following:

Va Residency Programs

Va Residency Program hosts national and international artists, critics, writers and thinkers to engage with the local community in a creative and artistic atmosphere. Each year, through Va Residency Programs, national and international artists, curators and researchers hold residencies in Isfahan. Read More>>

Va Residency at Roodaki House

Va provides a living and studio space at Roodaki House for a period of one to three months (a short-term two-week-long residency program is also available). Roodaki House is located in a vibrant and traditional area in the south of Isfahan. The building is an independent house with a small garden. It has a bedroom, a kitchen, and a 4x3m living room. It is suitable for one to two residents at a time. The space is fully furnished and the residents have access to the internet. Artists, curators, writers and thinkers are encouraged to pursue independent projects throughout the city.

Va Artist Studios at Aknoon Gallery’s Project Room

The primary space for Va Artist Studios is Aknoon Gallery’s Project Room. The space, approx. 5×3.7×4.1m (suitable for up to two artists simultaneously), is located in Isfahan’s Jolfa district, a mere ten-minute walk from Roodaki House. The space can also be used for open-studio events and/or pop-up exhibitions which are usually programmed at the end of the artists’ residency period.