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The gallery

Art gallery located in the historic old town quarter of Valencia. Shiras Gallery emerged in 2015 with the aim of offering an intergenerational dialogue between contemporary artists, establishing a connection between the works of established names and avant-garde proposals by upcoming talents.

The space

The gallery consist of two spaces.
Main Hall: Offers rotating exhibits by established contemporary artists.
Espai Refugi. Exhibits solo shows by a selection of emerging artists.

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Inauguración de temporada en Shiras galería con el último trabajo de Josep Tornero El verso encontrado Sala principal
Carlos Sebastiá La evanescensia de lo cotidiano Show Room
Samuel Nieto 11.11 Sala Refugio
Escultura de Roger Sanguino
Pieza única
Cemento y acero
Pintura de Rosa Torres sobre lienzo
70 x 50 cm
Pintura de Horacio Silva sobre lienzo
150 x 125 cm
Pintura de Carolina Valls sobre lienzo
100 x 100 cm
Pintura de Cristina Gamón
Técnica mixta sobre metacrilato
100 x 70 cm
Obra de Miquel Navarro
123 x 100
Escultura de Herbert Egger
Pieza única
70 x 50 x 8 cm

Art gallery in Valencia

Shiras Galería was founded in 2015 under the artistic direction of Sara Joudi. It is located in Vilaragut Street, next to the iconic Plaza de Rodrigo Botet, within Valencia's old town quarters. Shiras is a member of Consortium Contemporary Art Galleries of Spain, LAVAC (Contemporary Art Galleries Association of Valencia) and the Association Valencia Excellence.
Emerge with the aim of offering an intergenerational proposal undertaken large-caliber artists whose speech is complemented by the voice of artists from more emergent character.
The art gallery consists of two spaces; the Main hall, It celebrates our commitment to contemporary art undertaken by a selected repertoire of established artists within the current scene. Moreover, we have ourEspaci refugi: once built as a refuge for war, this intimate and secluded room, safeguarded by wide brick walls, offers an exhibition space of avant-garde concepts, with ephemeral installations and the works of a selection of promising emerging artists. Occasionally, works from the artists' collections and the gallery's funds are also exhibited.

This intergenerational dialogue is the baseline of the gallery's program, whose concepts, formed by paintings, sculptures, drawings and installations, lend the visitor a refreshing view on current trends in contemporary art.
This small text is part of a review of Victor de Segrelles published in the newspaper Levante ( "postscript") on December 7, 2019.
"Located in a local downtown street Vilaragut, Valencia close to jewels of our heritage in Valencia as the palace of the Marquis de Dos Aguas or the Abbey of San Martin, in one of the most beautiful enclaves of Valencia. The exhibition hall is articulated into two spaces. The Main Hall, on the ground floor, where the more conventional exhibition program develops. And space shelter in the basement of this charming old house, built refuge during the civil war in the gallery hosts exhibitions and site specific projects and other content.
Among the exhibits you place in the Main Hall since its opening in 2015 include those dedicated to important Valencian artists, renowned as bringing together a selection of sculptures (in bronze, steel or terracotta), multiple, photographs, drawings and watercolors of the always great Valencian artist Miquel Navarro, complemented by one of its features facilities cities deployed in Space Refugio or exhibitions Rosa Torres, Rafa Calduch, Antoni Girbés, Francisco Sebastian Nicolau, Javier Chapa and Horacio Silva (currently presents in the gallery individual second "Intro-versions" with the collaboration of Fernando Castro Flórez critic). Also exposed other Valencian artists, or linked to our picture of later generations as Jose Saborit, painter and poet, Guerrero Tonda, Ana Vernia, Nuria Rodriguez, Toño Barreiro, Juan Fabuel, Carolina Valls and Juan Olivares.
Very remarkable was the exhibition-dialogue between two artists Double or Nothing, which Kookie Guillen and Mavi Escamilla, two Valencian artists recently presented his works and a series of papers made great "four hands".
Or Reflections exhibition, comisarada by the Valencian artist Sheila Toledo in which, with the link in the research and use of glass in their works works by international artists from different countries (Jens Gussek, Anna Herrgott, Masami Hirohata met, Sheila Toledo, Jens maggee, Christian Schultz, Susanne Kunkel and Verena Sachtz).
And through collective which has incorporated younger creators Valencians as Alicia Torres or Samuel Nieto.
For the small space Refugio small projects have passed Christine Bauer & Herbert Egger, two artists with international experience, Nieves Torralba, Josep Ginestar, Ricardo Esvavy, and other proposals more experimental. "