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Katayoun Bahrami

October 19 – November 25, 2023

Artists’ reception: Saturday, October 28, 1-4 pm

First Friday Hours: November 3, 5-8 pm

Artist talk: November 18th, 2-4pm

GearBox Gallery proudly presents a special inner room installation: The Weight of the Wall by jury winner Katayoun Bahrami, an Iranian multidisciplinary artist and curator living and working in the Bay Area.

About Katayoun Bahrami

Katayoun Bahrami is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist and curator living and working in the Bay Area. Her artistic interest focuses on the interaction between women’s bodies as targets/performers, affected by boundaries that act as catalysts between the two. Bahrami draws her inspiration from Iranian women’s history to create work that combines social practice, performance, and textile-based installation. She uses mixed-media pieces, installations, textiles, videos, and photographs to convey her ideas. 

Her work has been exhibited across the US and internationally, including at the LoosenArt Gallery, Rome; the Broad Art Center, Los Angeles; the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco; and the SDA Juried Exhibition, Newberg, Oregon. She has produced performances and artist-led participatory projects for venues that include the Clarion Alley Mural Project, the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, and Berkeley Art Practice.

Born in Tehran, Katayoun earned her BFA from the University of Science and Culture in Iran. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2017 with an MA in Arts and Cultural Management—Museum Studies. In 2022, she graduated from California College of the Arts with an MFA in Studio Arts.