Galleri Asur was founded in 1996. The gallery has been exhibiting and selling art in Oslo (Norway) since 1996, and on Côte d’Azur (France) since 2001. From its very beginning, the gallery has had an international orientation. One of its first exhibitions, back in 1996, included seven Chinese artists, many of whom originated from the so-called Stars Group (Xingxing) – a group which also included the now world famous Ai Weiwei and Wang Keping.
Later it became a hallmark of the gallery that more than half its regular exhibitors were of foreign (non-Norwegian) origin, among them Ryszard Warsinski from Poland and Mai Cheng from China.
Today, Galleri Asur's focus is on complete decorations or commissions of art to businesses or public buildings, in addition to selling individual paintings by a handful of artists.