About the Artist

Bahar Behbahani (1973, Tehran) is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award for the anticipated project Ispahan Flowers Only Once, a community space inspired by Persian garden design, philosophy, plants and flora, which will bring people together to take part and re-activate unseen histories by gathering and gardening.  Born in Tehran, Iran, into an artistic family of writers, painters, musicians and puppeteers, Behbahani relocated to the US and currently works in Brooklyn, NY. In 2020, Behbahani was awarded a Painters & Sculptors Grant by the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She will participate in the fifteenth edition of Sharjah Biennial in 2023. Her work is in several permanent collections, including The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, the Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; the Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia; NYU Langone Art Program and Collection, New York, NY; and The Visual Arts Museum of Pasargad Bank, Tehran, Iran.