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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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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 short text is part of a review by Victor de Segrelles published in the Levante newspaper (“postscript”) on December 7, 2019.
"Located in a place in the central street of Vilaragut, Valencia, very close to jewels of our heritage in the Valencian Community such as the Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace or the Abadía de San Martín, in one of the most beautiful enclaves of Valencia. The exhibition hall is divided into two spaces. The Main Hall, on the ground floor, where the most conventional exhibition program takes place. And the Refuge Space in the basement of this old bourgeois house, a refuge built during the civil war in which the gallery hosts site specific projects and exhibitions and other content.
Among the exhibitions you carry out in the Main Hall, since its inauguration in 2015, those dedicated to important Valencian artists stand out, of recognized prestige, such as the one that brought together a selection of sculptures (in bronze, steel or terracotta), multiples, photographs, drawings and watercolors of the always great Valencian artists Miquel Navarro, complemented by one of his characteristic installations of cities displayed in the Refuge Space, or the exhibitions of Rosa Torres, Rafa Calduch, Antoni Girbés, Francisco Sebastián, Nicolau, Javier Chapa and Horacio Silva in the gallery his second solo "Intro-versions" with the collaboration of the critic Fernando Castro Flórez). Other Valencian artists have also exhibited, or those linked to our panorama of later generations such as Jose Saborit, painter and poet, Guerrero Tonda, Ana Vernia, Nuria Rodriguez, Toño Barreiro, Juan Fabuel, Carolina Valls or Juan Olivares.
Very prominent was the exhibition-dialogue between two artists Double or Nothing, in which Cuqui Guillen and Mavi Escamilla, two Valencian artists, presented their recent works and a wonderful series of papers made with “four hands”.
Or the exhibition Reflejos, curated by the Valencian artist Sheila Toledo in which, with the link between the research and use of glass in her works, works by international artists from different countries (Jens Gussek, Anna Herrgott, Masami Hirohata, Sheila Toledo, Jens Maggee, Christian Schultz, Susanne Kunkel and Verena Sachtz).
And also the collectives through which it has been incorporating younger Valencian creators such as Alicia Torres or Samuel Nieto.
Small projects by Christine Bauer & Herbert Egger, two artists with international careers, Nieves Torralba, Josep Ginestar, Ricardo Esvavy, and other more experimental proposals have passed through the small Refugio Space. "