Born in California and raised in Tehran, Golkar has been living in Vancouver since 1996. He has been actively participating in exhibitions in North America, Europe and Asia since 2001 and alongside his art practice, he has been teaching studio courses at Emily Carr University to the Graduate and undergraduate candidates since 2005.
Mostly known for his ‘Negotiating Space‘ installations where he installed skyscraper models over Persian carpets, the Canada-based Iranian artist Babak Golkar‘s practice spreads across diverse medium, ranging from drawing, video, performance, sculpture and site-specific installation; nonetheless, his interests in subjects and issues surrounding his practice remain constant. While employing engagement strategies such as humor and performativity, subjects of his concept-driven projects center on architecture, while revisiting specific Modernist models.
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge