Featured Work - Bahar Behnahani
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    BAHAR BEHBAHANI, A La Mode (Dahlia), from Growing Persian Garden series, 2016, graphite pencil, gel ink, and marker on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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    BAHAR BEHBAHANI, Black Satin (Dahlia), from Growing Persian Garden series, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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    BAHAR BEHBAHANI, Dahlia, from Growing Persian Garden series, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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    BAHAR BEHBAHANI, Hybrid, from Growing Persian Garden series, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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    BAHAR BEHBAHANI, Perennial, from Growing Persian Garden series, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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    BAHAR BEHBAHANI, Perennial, from Growing Persian Garden series, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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    Installation view of three works from Bahar Behbahani's Growing Persian Garden series.

Bahar Behbahani’s new series of drawings of intricate patterns of flowers and plants began as ritualistic depictions for an extensive series of paintings entitled Persian Garden. She incorporates information from her culture and her culture’s history as a way of addressing long-term conceptual dialogue with memory and loss, representing her chronic displacement and longing.

Behbahani's work has been featured in the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; Sharjah Biennial 10, UAE; The Prologue Exhibition for the 2016 Honolulu Biennial, Hawaii; 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. 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, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art. Born in 1973 and raised in Tehran, Iran, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.