Iranian artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar was born 1984 in Paris France. Surrounded by art from a young age (both parents were passionate artists) Behnam Bakhtiar developed an interest in painting, collage, installation and photography - media that still dominate his practice today.

Behnam Bakhtiar's work deals with a potent blend of nostalgia, personal history and national cultural identity. The Real Me collection brings together photography, collage and video with lyrical poetry written and narrated by the artist, and offers the viewer an image of a culture that may be unfamiliar to the modern world. Behnam Baktiar: "I wanted to reintroduce the world to the beauty of Iran and its heritage - a view untrammelled by modern politics and agenda."

In 2009, Behnam Bakhtiar was selected by The Magic Of Persia Foundation (MOP) as one of their Masters of Contemporary Art, and today continues to work closely with the foundation to promote Iranian art and artists. Behnam Bakhtiar has exhibited internationally including Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2016; Art Dubai, 2016/2015; and The Real Me, Debut Contemporary, London, 2014. Behnam Bakhtiar is represented by Janet Rady Fine Art in London.

Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar lives and works in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France.


Abu Dhabi Art
Setareh Gallery, Booth X2-06, Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE