Taher Asad-Bakhtiari, born in 1982 in Tehran, Iran, is a self-taught artist who lives between Tehran and Dubai. His practice focuses on, but is not limited to, objects, textiles and experiences. After studying multimedia and management in Canada and Switzerland, Taher opened a creative agency in Tehran. Throughout his career, he has created several bodies of work that most commonly address his ancestral background, the Bakhtiari tribe.

Taher’s ongoing “The Tribal Weave Project,” a multi-tiered re-imagination of tribal artifacts, is his best-known example of this practice. His subsequent exhibition “Recovered Barrels” received great acclaim for shining a light on an industrial waste product that could be repurposed as a design object of great beauty.