My work is my story told, it is a direct reflection of the constant questioning of the; who I am, what and where is home, and why I am here. It is the mirror image of my life, my geographic locations, my history, my present, my environments, and my memories.
Metamorphosing and transforming for the means of surviving it all, our foundations lay, but our houses have burned to the ground, building castles in the sky, for a species that cannot fly, brick by limb we tear it down, thinking that we are moving forwards, yet moving backwards all along…
“Our foundations lay, but our houses have burned to the ground. Building castles in the sky, for a species that cannot fly, brick by limb we tear it down. Thinking that we are moving forwards, yet moving backwards all along. Gajar woman and golden toys, we wait for dawn.” Saatchi.
Rahbar studied Fine Art in London, and Design in New York. Her work has been shown in several galleries and museums worldwide. She was featured at the Queens Museum of Art in their Biennial show. It was here where Rahbar was selected out of 52 artists to do a teaching artist residency, and to do a second piece for the Biennial. Rahbar chose to do a room-sized installation on the subject of war in the Middle East, where the documentary on the youth culture on Iran called, “Nobody’s Enemy” produced and directed by Neda Sarmast played. The collaboration was a complete success and garnished critical acclaim in numerous publications worldwide…
“Change can come from a government, but it can also come form the people up; that is exactly what Sara is doing. Her art screams freedom for the socially repressed. I am truly moved by what she is up to”.
interview Sara Rahbar
My art is about layers of life, each layer; a moment, a memory, an identity, time. We never leave these layers behind, we just keep accumulating them. And with each new layer comes a new memory — perhaps a new identity. They are never left behind, they become our filters. They are always there, and they make up who we become, how we see our selves, and how we see each other…
born in Tehran, Iran in 1976. But both the revolution in Iran and the start of the Iran Iraq war forced her to escape her birthplace. She had no choice but to leave family behind and abandon her home…