Shirin Makaremi is an Iranian American curator and artist. She currently resides in San Francisco, California, where she has organized and curated exhibitions. As an artists and curator, Makaremi is interested in challenging the viewer's perception of space through work that play with one’s senses, such as sound. Makaremi, received her BA from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Studio Art and Art History.
Makaremi is currently the Director of Incline Gallery and artist at San Francisco Artists Studios Collective in San Francisco. At Incline, Makaremi focuses on working with emerging local artists and curators with the goal of showcasing art that is more experimental and interactive, allowing the artists to take a leap with their own practice. Some of her curations at Incline include, A Conversation Between Mind and Body and Reflections and recent Anniversary Group Shows. She has facilitated solo exhibitions such as Inside Spaces and Love is for Today, Programs are for Tomorrow. Most recently, Makaremi was part of a curatorial group selected to be part of SOMArts Cultural Center’s curatorial residency for 2018-2019 year. The group of five, curated a two month long exhibition, titled Reorienting the Imaginaries, along with a total of four public programing events engaging with local POC and queer creatives, makers, and organizers.