Bahar Taheri is an Iranian-Canadian visual artist; she was born in Tehran in 1980. Currently, she is based in Montreal. She received an MFA in painting (2009) from Tehran’s Soore Art University. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Iran, Canada, Germany, Austria and Greece. She represents by Galerie Laroche/Joncas in Montreal and Etemad Gallery in Tehran. She has participated in some art residencies in Europe. Also, she was awarded some grants: Vivacité, Research- Création Conseil des arts des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Alliance-artiste in Visual Arts, Montreal Intercultural Arts (MAI) and Démart-Mtl, Montréal Arts Council (CAM). Her works are in the collection of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran and also several private collections.

Artist statement

Bahar Taheri, approaches contemporary concerns through painting, video art and mixed-media installations. Having lived in a region beset by political and cultural conflict galvanized her fascination with history. A curious captivation that has led her to trace the roots of these events in her work. Taheri seeks out the fundamental means through which our socio-political circumstances are shaped. Aesthetics and beauty also play an important role in the way that Taheri represents her concepts. Currently, she has started a project on architectural structures and their relationship with the creed, supremacy and capital.

Selected works

The Houses of Parliament, from the series Oneness, acrylic & photolithography on paper. 30 x 22″, 2020

Église du Saint-Sépulcre, from the series Logos, acrylic on paper, 16 x 20 , 2019

Temple de Salomon, from the series Logos, acrylic on paper, 16 x 20″, 2019

Logos, acrylic & photolithography on paper,, 30 x 22″, 2019

Logos, acrylic paint on board in a box made of plexiglas and mirrors, 23.7×13.7×9″ et 23.7×27.5×9″, 2020

Crédits photos : Bahar Taheri