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CV

EDUCATION 

2004-2005 Central Saint Martins Collage of Art and Design, London 
1996-2000 The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York 



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2019

Nada House, Governers Island, New York

 

2018

Carry Me Home, Dallas Contemporary, Texas

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, Tyler Art Gallery, Suny Oswego, New York 



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019

Gazelli Art House, Baku, Azerbaijan

Fragile Frontiers, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan

Burk Prize, Museum of art and Design, New York

 

Perilous Bodies, Ford Foundation Gallery, Center for Social Justice, New York

2018

Loud Silence Activism Through Art, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Pennsylvania

We Too, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai

Motherland in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland

ART NOT JAIL, 107 Norfolk Street, New York


2050 A Brief History of the Future,National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung

Letters,Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi

Museum of Art and Design,Surface/Depth /The Decorative after Miriam Schapiro, New York

2017

Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharja,UAE

Letters, ATHR Gallery, Saudi Arabia

Alles oder Immer, Shau Fenster (Raum für Kunst), Berlin

Colgate Alumni Collect, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

Beautiful Stranger,De Wieger Museum, Netherlands

Sculpture, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai

Versus Rodin, Art Gallery of South Australia,  Australia



2016 

The Davis ReDiscovered,TheDavis Museum at Wellesley College, USA

 A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou,Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany  
2050 A Brief History of the Future,Palazzo Reale, Milano Itally 
2050 A brief history of the future, 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 

2050 A Brief History of the Future,The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium 
51st Venice Biennale, Venice 
I lost an arm on my last trip home, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York 
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 Biennia,Korea 
A History, Art, Architecture,Design from the 80's to now, Musee National D'Art Moderne, Paris 
Sharja Art Foundation, SAF Art Spaces, Sharja 

2013 

AYA HAIDAR, HUDA LUTFI, SARA RAHBAR, bischoff/weiss,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, UAE 

2012 

The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, 
Gallery of Modern Art & Queensland Art Gallery Queensland, Australia 
Come Invest in Us Youll Strike Gold, Hilger BROT Kunsthalle, Vienna 
Q Contemporary,Forward, Beirut,Lebenon 
SEX, DUI's and VIDEOTAPE II, Brot-Kunsthalle, Vienna 
SPM, (Salsali Private Museum) Life is too short, Dubai 
Gloria Berlin, Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis, Berlin 
Nose Bleed, Fuse Gallery, New York 
SEX, DUI's and VIDEOTAPE, New York 
The elephant in the dark, The Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India 

2011 

SPM, (Salsali Private Museum ) Show Off, Dubai 
It aint fair: Materialism, OHWOW, Miami 
Activating Medi(t)ation, Examining Asian Cultural Perspectives in the M-shaped Age, 
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan 
Freedom to Create, National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo Bosnia 
The Istanbul Summer Exhibition, Sanat Limani-Antrepo 5, Istanbul Turkey 
WestEnd, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalam 
Art As Witness, Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institute/ Max Muller,New Delhi 
Freedom to Create, Ana Tzarev Gallery, New York 
Freedom to Create, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbia 

2010 

The Freedom to Create, Cairo Opera House, Egypt 
The Silk Road, Lille3000/Tri Postal, France 
The State, Traffic Gallery I, Dubai 
The Unbearable Lightness of being, Carbon 12 Dubai, Dubai 
Die obscure objects of my desire, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna 
Hope!, At the palais des arts et du festival Dinard, France 
Iran Inside Out, The Farjam Collection, Dubai 
Elles@centrepompidou,The Center Pompidou, Paris 
Never Run Away, Reena Kallat and Sara Rahbar, Stux gallery, New York 
The Promise of Loss, A Contemporary Index of Iran, Arario Gallery New York 
Eye of the Beholder, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, New York 

2009 

The Edible Woman, Kravets /Wehby Gallery, New York 
The Promise of Loss, A Contemporary Index of Iran, brot-kunsthalle, Vienna 
Iran Inside out: Influences of Homeland and Disaporic realities, Artists, DePaul University Museum, Chicago 
The Seen and the Hidden: (Dis)covering the Veil, The Austrian Cultural Forum , New York 
Iran Inside out: Influences of Homeland and Disaporic realities, Chelsea Art Museum, New York 
Collective de 5 artistes Iranians, Galerie Hussenot, Paris 
Sara Rahbar-Love arrived and how red, Recent works, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna 
Unveiled: New art from the Middle East, The Saatchi Gallery, London 
Artist in Exile, Arario Gallery, New York 
Indian Popular Culture, and beyond: The Untold (the rise of) Schisms, Sala Alcalá 31 Madrid, Spain 

2008 

What was the word I want, Galerie Hussenot, Paris 
Look what love did to us once again, Cramer Contemporary, Geneve Switzerland 
In Transition Russia, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow 
In Transition Russia, Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg 
Everywhere is War (and rumors of war). Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India 
On a clear day you can see forever, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna 
Emerging Discourse: Multiple and Overlapping Contemplations from the Diaspora, Bodhi Art, New York 
Raid Projects, Los Angeles 
This Case of Conscience - Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance, Queens Museum of Art, New York 
Regional Delicacies, XVA gallery, Bastakiya, Dubai 
Human Rights Awareness Tour, a traveling exhibition 
The Veil: Visible and invisible spaces, a traveling exhibition 
Persian Arts Festival: Weaving the Common Thread, Queens Museum of Art, New York 

2007 

Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art, 
The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York 
Hyphenation Exhibition, University of Maryland, Union Gallery, Maryland 
Iranian Literary Arts Festival, Theater Artaud, San Francisco 
Inclusion Exclusion, Bronco exhibit gallery Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles 
Celluloid, Gallery One, San Francisco 
Emergency Room, PS1 MoMA New York 
Emergence, Current Gallery, Baltimore MD 
Beyond Persia, Gallery One, San Francisco 
Changing Climate, Changing Colors, Henry Street Settlement, New York 

2006 

Everything, All at Once, QMA Biennial, Queens Museum of Art, New York 
Nobodys Enemy, Queens Museum of Art, New York 
The Shelter Rock Art Gallery, New York 

2004 

See Williamsburg, Lunar Base Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 


COLLECTIONS 

The British Muesum, UK
The Center Pompidou, Paris 
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia 
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan 
Davis Museum at Wellesley College, USA 
The Devi Art Foundation, India 
Sharjah Art Foundation, sharjah 
Burger Collection, Hong Kong 
Collection Nadour, Rudiger K. Weng, Krefeld, Paris 
Salsali Private Museum, Dubai 

Awards

2018, Grant, Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

PUBLICATIONS

2017,Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia The Fabric of Life, By Fahmida Suleman, Thames and Hudson         

2017, Salvation, Carbon 12, Dubai                                                                                                                                                       

2015, 2050 A Brief History of the Future2015, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Belgium                                                             2015, The great game, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice                                                                                                                 

2015, Constructing Identity in Iranian-American Self-Narrative,by Maria D. Wagenknech,Published By Palgrave MacMillan, 

Artwork on cover By Sara Rahbar                                                                                                                                               

2014, The shade of the moon, Changwon sculpture biennia, Moonshin art museum                                                  

2014,Transnational Writing Program Administration, Edited by David S Martins, Publised by Utah state university press,

Artwork on cover By Sara Rahbar                                                                                                                                     

2013, Contemporary Iranian Art, New Perspectives By,Hamid Keshmirshekan, Saqi Books                                      

2013, The anguish in the American Dream,Written By Robert Jensen,Artwork on cover By Sara Rahbar                 

2013, Confronting the Clash: The Suppressed Voices of Iran by Sinan Ziza and Sepa Sama                                     

2013, Re:emerge, Towards a new Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Biennial 11                                           

2013, Restless Violence, Sara Rahbar by Carbon 12                                                                                                 

2013, The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern                        

2012, Tehran Art, A Popular Revolution, By Ehsan Lajevardi, Contemporary art publications                                         

2011, Meditation. 2011 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts                                            

2011, Westend, Museum on the Seam                                                                                                                 

2011, I have no faith left for the devil to take, Sara Rahbar, Art Asia Pacific publishing LLC                                       

2011, Despite moments of clarity, there is no "ism" in this book, 100 New Artists,by Francesca Gavin, Laurance King                                 2010, Art As Witness, published by Tulika Books and edited by Parthiv Shah and Sana Das                                              

2010, Whatever we had to lose we lost, and in a moonless sky we marched, Carbon 12, Dubai                                

2010, Hope! Une exposition d art contemporain sur l Espoir, Skira Flammarion                                                        

2009, The Promise of Loss, A Contemporary Index of Iran, Oip/Eikon                                                                    

2009, Unveiled: New art from the Middle East, The Saatchi Gallery, London                                                        

2009, Different sames:New perspectives on contemporary Iranian art,by Hossain Amirsadeghi,TransGlobe Publishing

2009, Contemporary art in the Middle East, by ARTWORLD, Black Dog Publishing, Suzanne Cotter, Lindsey Moore, Nat Muller                 2007, War on Error, By Melody Moezzi, The University of Arkansas Press, Artwork on cover By Sara Rahbar