Babak Golkar
Vancouver, Canada

Babak Golkar is a Canadian artist, working and living in Vancouver, Canada. Golkar spent his formative
years in Tehran until 1996 when he moved to Canada.

His works have been exhibited in venues internationally including: All The Blind Men. Servais Family Collection, Brussels, Belgium (2019); The Exchange Project (La Collection Imaginaire), INCA, Seattle, U.S.A. (2016); Of Labour, Of Dirt, Sazmanab, Tehran, Iran (2014); Time To Let Go…, Vancouver Art Gallery: Offsite, Vancouver, Canada (2014); Dialectic of Failure, West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver, Canada (2013); Parergon, Sharjah Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah, U.A.E. (2012) and Mechanisms of Distortion, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K. (2012). Selected group exhibitions include: Roadside Attractions - Made in Canada. Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canadá (2018), HERE: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists. Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canadá (2017), Residue: The Persistence Of The Real, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vnancouver, Canada (2015); Crisis of History – Beyond History, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015); Common Grounds, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (2015); L’avenir, 9th La Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada (2014); and Hajj, le pèlerinage à La Mecque, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France (2014).

Golkar is the co-founder of the artistic duo Alibaba Conundrum alongside Ali Ahadi. In 2022 Golkar was named the first international Jameel Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, U.K., where he has been conducting research on parts of the museum’s collection.

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Babak Golkar
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Babak Golkar
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