About me

"The Official website of Bahar Daee"

Bahar Daee was born in Tehran. Her birth coincided with the Islamic revolution, and the Iran & Iraq war, one of the saddest and most horrific wars which lasted eight years and turned the lives of many children of her age upside down. Bahar was only two years old when the war started, and despite it being many years ago, its effects still influence her.

Bahar believes that art is embedded in the soul, awaiting awakening. This phenomenon occurs beyond technique, though requires it in order to manifest it as intended.

BAHAR DAEE

Visual Artist & Social Activist

Email: bahardaee@gmail.com  / Website: www.bahardaee.com

2006- 2010       Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada

2021                 Feminism, Gender and Sexuality, The Iranacademia Institute for Social Sciences & Humanities

2021                 Intersectional Approach to Ending Violence Against Women and LGBTGLA+

2021                 Women Making History, Harvard University

2019                 Human rights beyond the headlines, the Iranacademia Institute for Social Science & Humanities

2017                 Seeking Justice for children’s victims of violence in the legal and judicial structure of Iran

2015                 Introduction to laws around domestic abuse, Khaneh Amn

2015                 Minorities & the Politics of Culture, Tavaana E. Learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society

2015                 Democracy & the Role of the Citizen, Tavaana E. Learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society

2015                 Domestic Violence, institute for population and social research, Mahidol University Thailand

2014                 Health & Human Rights, Tavaana E. Learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society

2012                 Declamation, Vahab Film School, Tehran, Iran

2010                 Filmmaking workshop, New Wave Artistic Group, Toronto, ON, Canada

2004                 Painting-Calligraphy, Educational Department of Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

2003                 Patina & Mixed Media, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

2003                 Advance level of Persian Calligraphy, Tehran Calligrapher Association, Tehran, Iran

2016                 The Road That Must be Traveled, Hittite Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2005                 Dance of Sense, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2004                 Untitled, Painting-Calligraphy, Shabnam Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2003                 Untitled, Painting-Calligraphy, Arasbaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran

2001                 Four Seasons, Painting, Ebne-Sina Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran

2000                 Four Seasons, Painting, Time Museum, Naghshe-Jahan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2017                 Untitled, Painting, Hittite Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2017                 Untitled, Painting, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

2012                 Salon 6, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010                 On Site, Transit Space Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010                 On Site, OCAD photography Department, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada

2009                 Untitled, Nowruz Celebration, Queens’s Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

2008                 Freedom, Parya Centre, Thornhill, ON, Canada

2008                 Untitled, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2008                 Salon 2, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2007                 Blossom, Glow, Transcend, IMA Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2007                 Untitled, Iranian Contemporary Art, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran

2007                 Salon 1, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2007                 Container, Transit Space Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada

2006                 Azure-Dome, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

2004                 Untitled, Painting-Calligraphy, Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2004                 Untitled, Painting-Calligraphy, Richmond Hill Academy of Arts & Music, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

2001                 Untitled, Watercolor, Ebne-Sina Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran

2001                 Untitled, Calligraphy, Negarestan-Khat, Tehran, Iran

2001                 Untitled, Calligraphy, Negarestan-Khat, Tehran, Iran

2001                 Untitled, Calligraphy, Negarestan-Khat, Tehran, Iran

Faratab Magazine, Girl’s suicide in Iran, Vol 1, Issue 1, Sep 2020, p.110

The Road that Must be Traveled, an album of my Painting-Calligraphy, Oct 2016

Negarestan Magazine, Contemporary Artist, Lalla Essaydi, Vol 2, Issue 20, Nov 2013, p.6,7

Negarestan Magazine, Contemporary Artist, Cornelia Parker, Vol 2013, Issue 19, oct 2013, p.6,7

Negarestan Magazine, Contemporary Artist, Katharina Grosse, Vol 2, Issue 18, Sep 2013, p.4,5

Negarestan Magazine, Contemporary Artist, Yayoi Kusama, Vol 2, Issue 17, July 2013, p.20,21

Negarestan Magazine, Feminist Art, Vol 2, Issue 16, June 2013, p.32,33

Negarestan Magazine, Minimal Art, Vol 2, Issue 15, May 2013, p.42

Negaresttan Magazine, Political Art, Vol 2, Issue 14, April 2013, p.48,49

Negarestan Magazine, Environmental Art, Vol 2, Issue 13, March 2013, p.52,53

Negarestan Magazine, Public Art, Vol 2, Issue 12, Feb 2013, p.44,45

Negarestan Magazine, My Painting, Vol 2, Issue 12, Feb 2013, p.7

Negarestan Magazine, Arts & Healing (2), Vol 1, Issue 11, Dec 2012, p.38,39

Negarestan Magazine, My Painting, Vol 1, Issue 11, Dec 2012, p.7

Negarestan Magazine, Arts & Healing (1), Vol 1, Issue 10, Nov 2012, p.30

Tandis Art Magazine, Contemporary Artist, Martin Blank, Issue 58, Sep 2005 p. 18

Tandis Art Magazine, Contemporary Artist, Dale Chihuly, Issue 54, Aug 2005, p.8

*Negarestan Journal of Art and social life

 

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters, Vol 3, Issue 26, June 2014, p. 18,19

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters & My Artwork, Vol 3, Issue 23, March 2014, p.11

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters, Letters to Iran Darroudi, Vol 3, Issue 21, Jan 2014, p.22,23

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters, Letters to a friend, Vol 2, Issue 20, Nov 2013, p.30

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters, Vol 2, Issue 19, Oct 2013, p.34

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters, Vol 2, Issue 18, Sep 2013, p.7

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters, Vol 2, Issue 17, July 2013, p.9

Negarestan Magazine, Artists’ Letters & My Artwork, Vol 2, Issue 13, March 2013, p.8

Shahrvand Magazine, Short Story, Green Hugs, Issue 1397, Aug 2012, p.53,54

Zane Rouz Magazine, Artists’ Letters, to my mother, Dec 2008, n.9, p.8

Zane Rouz Magazine, Artists’ Letters, to contemporary Iranian Artist Iran Darroudi, Nov 2008, n.8, p.8

Zane Rouz Magazine, Artists’ Letters, to my father, Aug 2008, n.5, p.6

2016     By Ali Cyrus Ehssasi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale, to assist the underprivileged children of Kurdistan, Toronto, ON, Canada

2015     Selected for Scholarship of the Institute for Population and Social Research of Mahidol University, Thailand

2014     For Participation in the meetings of Khaneh Amn School

2003     Artistic Identification Card

1995     Letter of Commendation for Receiving First Place of Painting Competition, Somayyeh High School, Tehran, Iran

1995     Letter of Commendation for Receiving First place in Stage Designing, Somayyeh High School, Tehran, Iran

1994     Letter of Commendation for Receiving Second Place of Painting Competition, Sommayeh High School, Tehran, Iran

1993     Letter of Commendation for Receiving Second Place of Photography Competition, Sommayeh High School, Tehran, Iran

Oct 2016         Review about my Exhibition, Vol 26, n.1616, p.6,7

Oct 2016           Darichehaye Robero (TV Program)

Jan 2012          Darichehaye Robero (TV Program), with Amir Mahim

Sep 2008          Javanan Magazine, review, Vol 22, n.1110, p.34

June 2008         Zane-Rouz Magazine, interview with Bahman Goshtasbpour, Vol 1, n. 4, p.12,13

April 2008          Shahrvand Newspaper, interview with Alijan Alijanpour, Vol 17, N. 1174, P.55,

Dec 2005          Shahrema weekly Magazine, about my exhibition by Sina Serkani, p.83

Dec 2005          Iran Star weekly Magazine (Farsi), n. 592, p.22

Dec 2005          Iran Javan Weekly Magazine (Farsi), n.572, p. 112, 113

Nov 2007        Shahrema Magazine, Blossom, Glow, Transcend, n. 157, p.113

Feb 2006         Shahrvand Magazine (in English), An Artist in Bloom, Vol 15, n. 1056, p. 6

Dec 2005        Shahrema Magazine, interview with Shahrema magazine, p.28, 29

 

2005-2020        Painting classes for adults in Bahar Art Studio, Toronto, ON, Canada

1998-2003        Painting classes for children & adults in Bahar Art Studio, Tehran, Iran

2001-2003        Calligraphy classes, Shahir Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Sep 2008          About Contemporary Iranian Artist, Iran Darroudi, Richmond Hill Public Library, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

Sep 2005          About Contemporary Iranian artist Iran Darroudi, Iranian Cultural & Artistic Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Nov 2004          Lecture on art practice, Iranian Cultural & Artistic Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

March 2018       The 5th Nowruz Festival, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, ON, Canada

March 2017       The 4th Nowruz Festival, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, ON, Canada

2001-present    Gabbeh Designing

*Gabbeh is a type of traditional handmade Persian Rug that is woven by Qashqai nomads and people of Zagros Mountains of Iran. The Gabbeh is usually woven by women.

Fall 2021

  • Publication of latest paintings collection
  • Publication of “Metal Doors in Iran”; a photography project

Winter 2022

  • Research on and publication of Persian Women Poetry
  • Publication of a book surrounding “encaustic”