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   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 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


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 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, Jerusalem 

Art As Witness, Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/ Max Muller, New Delhi 

Freedom to Create, Ana Tzarev Gallery, New York 

Freedom to Create, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai 

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




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 




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

1996-2000 The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York 


2018 Grant, Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups



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

The great game, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice 

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 biennial, Moonshine art museum                                                  

2014  Transnational Writing Program Administration, Edited by David S Martins, Published by Utah State University press, Artwork on cover By Sara Rahbar                                                                                                                                     

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

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

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

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

           Restless Violence, Sara Rahbar by Carbon 12                                                                                                 

           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                                            

          Westend, Museum on the Seam                                                                                                                 

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

          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                                              

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

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

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

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

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

          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