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Bahar Behbahani’s work is her long-term conceptual dialogue with memory and loss, representing her chronic displacement and longing. Born in 1973 in Tehran, Iran, multidisciplinary artist, Bahar Behbahani lives in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA and MA in painting in Tehran, Iran. Her work has been featured in the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; Sharjah Biennial 10, UAE; Queens Museum, New York; The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan; MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Italy; Mirmara Museum, Croatia; The Tribeca Film Festival, New York; as well as the Asia Art Biennial, Bangladesh, among others.


Behbahani was awarded an Art Omi International Artists Residency by The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
in 2013 and the Art and Culture Network Program Grant from the Open Society Institute, Budapest in 2011. Guggenheim Museum Curator Suzanne Cotter selected her video for the 10th Sharjah Biennial, UAE. In 2007
her video Suspended was selected ‘Best in Show’ by Carrie Springer, Senior Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art. Bahar Behbahani’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Queensland Museum, Australia, Sharjah Art Foundation, and Columbia Hospital, as well as numerous private collections.





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