Hudson River Museum: Rivers Flow / Artists Connect

February 2–September 1, 2024


The Hudson River Museum’s new West Wing galleries, basking in a dramatic view of the Hudson River and the Palisades, are an opportune setting for this exhibition. It features works by more than forty exceptional artists exploring various aspects of river subject matter from diverse perspectives and heritages, through realistic depiction and symbolic representation.

The exhibition considers these bodies of water through aesthetic, functional, spiritual, and ecological lenses. The Allure of the River section addresses the interrelation of scenic beauty and our attraction to rivers. In Sustainer of Life, artists investigate the essential need for access to rivers for water, food, and transportation—our daily infrastructure—as well as profound sacred connections. Finally, Endangered Rivers: A Call to Action reflects on urbanization, industry, and the critical need for continued conservation and activism.

Co-curated by Laura Vookles, Chair of HRM’s Curatorial Department, and guest curator Jennifer McGregor.

Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701


Art-Lab Berlin: Beyond the Last Horizon

November 23–December 17, 2023


With the exhibition “Beyond the Last Horizon” we are closing the project Warum lacht das Meer (Why is the Sea laughing). The show presents works of artists who examine the consequences of large-scale, labour-intensive projects and future visions for the environment and human beings.

Artists: Bahar Behbahani; Ali Cherri; Almagul Menlibayeva; Mohammad Shaqdih
Curated by Charlotte Bank und Salah Saouli

Almagul Menlibayeva and Bahar Behbahani’s two-channel video installation Ride the Caspian (2011) focuses on the strategically important region of the Caspian Sea and examines the relationship between its nomadic and urban traditions.

Art-Lab Berlin
Perleberger Str. 60
10559 Berlin, Germany


Edge on the Square: Within Others

September 30, 2023—May 31, 2024


Edge on the Square presents Within Others, an exhibition that interprets the pull, force, and momentum of collective healing. What may be gained, elucidated, or strengthened when considering healing, care and wellness via the potency of a communal body? Through a variety of mediums, including sculpture, works on paper, multimedia interactive sound and digital installations and performance, artists Bahar Behbahani, Indira Allegra, Lisa Solomon × Christine Buckton Tillman, and Macro Waves examine the complex interplay between personal and collective healing, embodied experiences, and the reverberating forces of communal transformation.

Located at the core of collective healing is the body. Due to its capacity to function as a vessel for memory, the human body is able to carry experiences of trauma, pain, and grief by way of embodied remembering, which may be passed down intergenerationally and felt collectively.

Curated by Candace Huey

Edge on the Square
800 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, USA


Panel: AAPI Artists on Public Art

Thursday, April 6, 2023
6:30-8pm EDT


Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is pleased to present a panel discussion among AAPI artists across disciplines and orientations towards public art to discuss their perspectives and process. The panel will include Bahar Behbahani, Clae Lu, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, A young Yu, and Betty Yu, moderated by Shannon Lee, editor of The Amp.

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required, click here.

Culture Lab, Long Island City
5-25 46th Avenue
Queens, NY 11101


Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present

February 7–June 11, 2023


Sharjah Biennial Names Over 150 Artists for Long-Awaited Okwui Enwezor–Conceived 2023 Edition.

Sharjah Art Foundation
United Arab Emirates


Water binds me to your name

July 28–August 27, 2022

Trotter & Sholer Gallery

168 Suffolk Street, New York City
Curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber · KODA


Infinite Reminders

July 19–August 18, 2022


Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India


Mother River


Created by Bahar Behbahani, Mother River is an online portal featuring a series of one-minute videos, each presenting a meditative journey dedicated to a river. Focusing on rivers that hold spiritual and cultural significance from across the world, Behbahani maps a transnational story of drastically changing ecologies marked by exploitation and displacement. The video series features Behbahani’s performative drawing acts with text performed by theater artist Tara Ahmadinejad and compositions by drummer/composer Maciek Schejbal performed by the Afro-Polka Ensemble, opening sites for reflection.

Asia Society Museum website
New York, NY


Water in a Shared World: Artist Perspectives (practice or action)

Thursday, March 17, 10:00-11:30am ET

watershedIn advance of World Water Day, Water in a Shared World: Artist Perspectives (practice or action) will feature four artists who have taken artistic practice and expression as a potent means to reach people across the globe. Each of them has interpreted the urgency of the water crisis today as the focus of a creative expression. The circumstances we are living in today require us to connect globally — to share and grapple with the pressing, emerging, threatening challenges that transcend borders. The panelists are deeply concerned about how artistic practice can build awareness and inspire further action.

Cosponsored by OneShared.World, the Culture as Diplomacy Initiative of the Asia Society, and the John Brademas Center of New York University.


The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College

February - December 2022

Beginning in January 2022, New York-based artist Bahar Behbahani will be in-residence at the Berman Museum of Art to execute a site-specific wall drawing as part of her ongoing body of work, Immigrant Flora.

601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000


WAVE: Workshops on Activism and Visuality in Europe

The Fresh Eye platform for visual culture studies in collaboration with visual critic and activist Nicholas Mirzoeff and political sociologists, philosophers, activists, and artists.


Award Announcement

Joan Mitchell Foundation 2020 Recipients of Painters & Sculptors Grants


Lahore Biennale

January 26 - February 29

The second edition of the Lahore Biennale (LB02), between the sun and the moon, taking place between January 26 and February 29. Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, the director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, the exhibition will focus on the Global South—“where ongoing social disaffection is being aggravated by climate change”—and will be held at various cultural and heritage sites throughout the city of Lahore, Pakistan, including the Gaddafi Stadium and the Lahore Museum.

Lahore, Pakistan


Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text

September 21, 2019- January 26, 2020

Franklin Street Works fall group exhibition is curated by Danilo Machado and explores how tactics of erasure can be used to uphold systems of oppression and colonization, but can also be counterpoints—artists can turn a subtractive act into an additive one, poke holes in the colonizer’s language and logic, and queer temporal spaces and histories. Otherwise Obscured examines relationships between the erasure of text through redaction and illegibility and the erasure of bodies through policy and violence. The exhibition’s title riffs on poet Ángel García’s definition of erasure in the 2019 essay Lessons on Erasure.

Franklin Street Works
41 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901


Trajectory: FiveMyles

October 19 - December 15

Curated by Charlotta Kotik with William Corwin

“The exhibition has been organized to honor and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this unconventional Brooklyn art space that, for the past two decades, succeeded in presenting innovative experimental work all the while being engaged with the local community and its needs. FiveMyles gallery and performance space was established in the heart of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights and named after Myles Tierney, a photo-journalist with the Associated Press. Myles’ interests had always been the decolonization of the African continent, and he documented the resulting wars and struggles. He was killed in Sierra Leone in 1999.

FiveMyles is dedicated to experimentation in visual arts and performance, while keeping in mind that a certain degree of eclecticism allows for coexistence of varied formal expressions that can serve multiple community needs. The present exhibition mirrors the vision of FiveMyles. It champions diversity points of view, forms and experiences, and brings together recent works by artists who were featured in past exhibitions as well as those whose work does conceptually fall into the credo of the place.”
-Charlotta Kotik

558 St. Johns Place
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY


All water has a perfect memory.

September 15 - December 1

Wave Hill revives its generated@wavehill commissioning program with Bahar Behbahani’s site-specific program, developed with arts and education staff, as well as others on staff, for the Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland. Behbahani takes a poetic approach to using water and garden imagery as metaphors to engage social and environmental issues. She worked with interns in Wave Hill's youth programs this summer to develop the project.

Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471


What's Love Got to Do with It?

August 16 - September 15

What’s Love Got to Do with It? is an exhibition about love—the banality of love, but also its radicality; the labor of love; and working in the name of love while experiencing an increasingly precarious existence. At once a universal discourse, a recurring subject of inquiry, and a persistent theme in art—from Archaic Greek poet Sappho, to twentieth-century Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and to American cultural critic bell hooks—love is as democratic as drawing is. Organized by Rosario Güiraldes and Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curators.

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
SoHo, New York, 10013


Figuring The Floral

July 21 - December 1

Figuring The Floral features artists who use flowers to explore representations of identity, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and aging.
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471


CIVIC WOMEN:community visions

July 27 - August 3

The two year cross-cultural collaborative project kicked off at the ArtMill Barn Gallery July 29, 2018. It is part of a larger co-operation that ArtDialogue is engaging with other art + farmers + civic groups across Europe culminating in the 30 year anniversary of the "Artists' Revolution" in former Czechoslovakia. Curated by Lydia Matthews.

Strakonicka, 16
Horaždovice 34 101
Czech Republic


Short Shadows: Bahar Behbahani and Jon Wang

Friday, March 29, 7:30pm, Studio 1-Goodman

Bringing together the work of New York-based artists and filmmakers Bahar Behbahani and Jon Wang, this event expands the format of the Short Shadows moving image series to include elements of performance, painting, and architecture. The evening will engage themes and processes of displacement and longing, as well as narratives of transformation that run through Wang and Behbahani’s work.

8th Street and College Avenue
Troy, NY 12180


New Works: Group Show

February 9 - March 30

New Works, a group show of new and recent works by Bahar Behbahani, Seokmin Ko, Gwenn Thomas, Soo Im Lee, Filipe Rocha da Silva, and Il Lee. The disparate works by the six artists in New Works are a vital reflection of the rich pluralism of today’s contemporary art world.

Art Projects International
434 Greenwich Street
Tribeca, New York, 10013


Award Announcement

Creative Capital Award-2019