Raha Rastifard Iranian-German, b. 1974

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Raha Rastifard is an Iranian-German artist who lives and works in Stockholm. In her art, she combines personal experiences with transcultural, poetic and art historical references – most notably the abstract geometric patterns that have traditionally characterized Persian art and ornamentation.

 

Rastifard is educated at Tehran University of Art, Freie Universität in Berlin, the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm and was awarded the 2021 IASPIS residency scholarship. Her art has previously been shown in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and North America, including the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, the Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, and Ana Tzarev Gallery, New York. She has created several public commissions, most recently The Hanging Lotus Garden at Danderyd Hospital and The Fifth Element at Östergötland Museum.

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