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Bahar Behbahani Art - CV


1998         Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Tehran University of Art, Iran

1995         Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Tehran University of Art, Iran

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017         Let the Garden Eram Flourish, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

2016         Garden Coup, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

2015         The Garden of Heart's Delight, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013         The Short Films of Bahar Behbahani, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI

2013         Hidden Camera, Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

2012         Video 2012, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2011         The Chronicle of Her Innocence, NYU AD, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018         Active Forms, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2018         Panorama Punjab, Punjab, India

2017         In Between (Part II): So Far, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

2017         7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art

2016         11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

2016         The 50 West Artist in Construction Residency Exhibition, Time Equities Inc.'s Art-in-Buildings, New York, NY

2016         MARKING 2: Drawings by Contemporary Artists from Asia, Art Projects International, New York, NY

2015         PLAY, PULSE Miami Beach, Miami, FL

2014         Vision of Three, Boom Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2014         Chain of Fire, The Prologue Exhibition for the 2016 Honolulu Biennial, Honolulu, HI

2014         Shortenin' Bread, A participatory installation in collaboration with Torkwase Dyson and Eyebeam, Governors Island, NY

2014         Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, New York, NY

2014         Women: Experimental Films, The Shed Space, Brooklyn, NY

2013         Dangerous Beauty, Graffit Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

2013         Looks Like Torture, HERE, New York, NY

2013         The Time In Children's Arts Initiative, Marianne Boeksy Gallery, New York, NY

2013         Six Women, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway

2012         18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2012         Part of Me: mise en abyme, Cité International des Arts, Paris, France

2012         Aftermath, Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey

2011         Iran Via Video Current, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

2011         ART BASEL Miami, Miami, FL

2011         Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, United Arab Emirates

2011         She Devil 5, MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy

2011         Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2010         SanctionedArray, Whitebox, New York, NY

2010         Exhaustion - The Jerusalem Show IV, Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel

2010         Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2010         Open End, Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, NY

2010         The Stalking of Absence, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010         International Women Artists Video Exhibition, Antrepo, Istanbul, Turkey

2010         Silverstein Photography Annual, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

2010         March Meeting, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2010         Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller (LTMH) Gallery, New York, NY

2009         Brooklyn Artillery, Brooklyn, NY

2009         Candlestar Gallery, London, England

2009         Women Forward, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2008         Tribeca Film Festival (Official Selection: "SUSPENDED"), New York, NY

2007-2008 Wishes and Dreams, Meridian International Center, Touring the US

2007         The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

2007         13th Annual International Exhibition of Women's Art (Best in Show), New York, NY

2006         Experimental Media, Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C.

2004         The 6th Painting Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

2003         Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia

2002         Second Biennial of Contemporary Painting of the Islamic World, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

2002         Vigado Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2002         Palaise des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2002         Palazzo Reale di Napoli, Naples, Italy

2002         Iranian Contemporary, Christie's, London, England

2002         Fabian Gallery, Marbella, Spain

2002         Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh

2002         Villa Del Cardinale, Naples, Italy

2000         The Silent Brush, the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington D.C.

2000         Art in the World 2000, Paris, France

Grants and Awards

2017         MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2016         Akrai Residency, Sicily, Italy

2015         Time Equities' Art-in-Buildings Residency, New York, NY

2014         Miranda Arts Project Space Residency, Port Chester, NY

2013         Casa dell'Arte International Art Residency Programme, Bodrum, Turkey

2013         Art Omi International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY (Made possible by The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant)

2011         Art and Culture Network Program Grant, Open Society Institute, Budapest

2010         Eyebeam, Finalist, New York, NY

2010         BRIC Media Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY

2007         Best in Show - 13th Annual International Exhibition of Women's Art, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

Public Talks

2017         The Well School, Peterborough, NH

2017         ConVal Regional High School, Peterborough, NH

2016         Conversations and Connections: An Afternoon with Artist Bahar Behbahani, Hood Museum of Art,
                 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

2016         Women Artists Panel, St. John's University, Queens, NY

2015         John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Visiting Critic, New York, NY

2015         Saffron Tea, Screening and Q&A, East Bay Media Center, Berkeley, CA

2015         Visiting Curators and Critics, Graduate Student Studio Visits, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2014         Watchers Watching Talk + Screening, Moderated by Karol Szafraniec at Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej
                 BWA Sokól, Nowy Sacz, Poland

2014         The Arts in New York City, Macaulay Honors College Seminar, Baruch College, New York, NY

2014         Panel Discussion, Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, New York, NY

2014         Critical Dialogues: Bahar Behbahani, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2013         Political Photography: Satires, Cartoons, Statements-Staged Photography and Digital Collages
                 Left Forum 2013, Pace University, New York, NY

2013         Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI

2012         Video 2012, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2011         Video Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

2011         The Chronicle of Her Innocence, New York University, New York, NY

2010         Leila CANCELLED Due to Bad Weather, March Meeting, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2009         Art in Exile Round Table, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2003         Persian Art from Past to Present, University of Texas, Dallas, TX


Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia

Columbia Hospital, New York, NY

The Visual Arts Museum of Pasargad Bank, Tehran, Iran

Private Collection, New York, NY

Private Collection, Tehran, Iran

Private Collection, Vancouver, Canada

Private Collection, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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