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Name  Sara Rahbar

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Education  Central Saint Martins, Fashion Institute of Technology

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Sara Rahbar (born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran) is a contemporary, mixed media artist based in New York City. Her work ranges from photography to sculpture to installation and often stems from her personal experiences and is largely autobiographical.


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In 1982, Rahbar and her family fled Iran during the beginning of the Iranian Revolution which has left many traumatic memories that have influenced her work.


Rahbar studied at Fashion Institute of Technology from 1996 until 2000 and in 2004 she continued her education at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

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The first body of work that created international recognition for the artist was the Flag Series (2005–2016), in which traditional fabrics and objects are reworked as collages that form various incarnations of the American and Iranian flag, exploring ideas of national belonging, as well as the conflicting role of flags as symbols of ideological and nationalistic violence.


Rahbar's work has been widely shown internationally and is held in multiple permanent collections worldwide, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Saatchi Gallery, London; Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Australia; British Museum, London; and Davis Museum, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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  • 2017 – Salvation, Carbon 12, Dubai
  • 2014 – Swarming, Carbon 12, Dubai
  • 2012 – Restless Violence, Carbon 12, Dubai
  • 2011 – I have no faith left for the devil to take, Sara Rahbar, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna
  • 2010 – Whatever we had to lose we lost, and in a moonless sky we marched, Sara Rahbar, Carbon 12, Dubai
  • 2009 – Contradicting Realities: Recent works by Sara Rahbar, Tyler Art Gallery at SUNY Oswego, New York
  • Selected Group Exhibition


  • 2050 A Brief History of the Future, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy and The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Belgium
  • A History, Art, Architecture, Design from the 80's to Now, Musee National D'Art Moderne, Paris
  • 2015

  • 56th Venice Biennale, Iran Pavilion, Venice
  • A History, Art, Architecture,Design from the 80's to now, Musee National D'Art Moderne, Paris
  • 2014

  • The Shade of the Moon, Changwon Sculpture Biennial, Korea
  • A History, Art, Architecture,Design from the 80's to now, Musee National D'Art Moderne, Paris
  • Sharjah Art Foundation, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • 2013

  • Aya Haidar, Huda Lutfi, Sara Rahbar, bischoff/weiss gallery, London
  • Cut Teeth, The Great Jones Space, New York
  • Global Warming, MannheiMer Kunstverein, Germany
  • Tales of Another Identity, LARM galleri, Copenhagen
  • Sharjah Biennial 11, Re:emerge Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • References

    Sara Rahbar Wikipedia