Iranian contemporary and modern art is increasingly gaining critical international attention. Its local art market is equally at its height of vibrancy opening foundations and commercial galleries at fast pace. The panel will discuss the increasing importance of women in cultivating cross cultural projects as well as formulating and shaping Iranian art and its culture. What are the strength of women in the art world and how are they shifting the history of Iranian art? What does Iranian Contemporary art mean outside of it geography and what is the role of women artists and curators to express its constantly shifting national identity?