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EDUCATION 

 

2004-2005 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London 

1996-2000 The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York 

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

2019

 

Nada House, Governors 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

 

Oh say can you see?,Fraction Art Projects, New York

Gazeli 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, Sharjah,UAE

Letters, ATHR Gallery, Saudi Arabia

Alles oder Immer, Schau 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 Italy 

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 Biennial,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 You'll Strike Gold, Hilger BROT Kunsthalle, Vienna 

Q Contemporary,Forward, Beirut,Lebanon 

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 ain't 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, Jerusalem 

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, Mumbai 

 

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, Geneva 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 

Nobody's 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 Museum, 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

2015, 2050 A Brief History of the Future

2015, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Belgium                                                             

2015, The great game, Venice Biennial, Venice 

2015, Constructing Identity in Iranian-American Self-Narrative,by Maria D. Wagenknech, Artwork on cover By sara rahbar

2014, The shade of the moon, Changwon sculpture biennial, Moonshine

2014,Transnational Writing Program Administration,Published 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, 

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

2009, The Promise of Loss, A Contemporary Index of Iran, brot-kunsthalle, Vienna 

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  

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