Born 1976 in Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in New York, USA
Sara Rahbar pursued an interdisciplinary study program in New York and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and design in London
She left her birthplace during the period of immense upheaval that followed the revolution in Iran and the start of the Iran-Iraq war. While her works had initially explored deeper concepts of nationalism and belonging, her overall artistic practise stems from her personal experience and is largely autobiographical - driven by central ideas of pain, violence and the complexity of the human condition.
Rahbar's work employs various mediums - ranging from photography, sculpture and installation. Compelled by an instinctual obsession to piece together and dissect, her approach is reflective of her need to deconstruct these emotions and apocalyptic memories that have molded her into the artist and activist she is today.