artist residencies

Baharak Keshani

20/11 – 22/12/2022

Exhibition Opening: Tue25/11/2022, 6 pm

Exhibition Duration: 25/11/ – 23/12/2022 
philomena+, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

Baharak Keshani, From Plan to Space, 2022, drawing, black and red ink, ©  the artist 


Baharak Keshani was born in Isfahan in 1972 and graduated from the School of Architecture (Isfahan, 1997). 

She began her work at Naqsh,e,Jahan-Pars (NJP), Isfahan Branch, (1990), following the Mirmiran style of architecture. She later moved to Tehran to continue her work at NJP and oversaw several major projects (e.g.: National Water Museum in Tehran, Tose’e Saderat Central Building in Tehran (Sepah), etc.) At that time, Leila Akbari, Leila Ghadim Zadeh and her formed the sucessful group “Rastak,e,Engareh va Naghsh”. But the many years of positive experience working on large projects at NJP brought her back there. 

At present, she works in different areas, such as in the field of design (without any limitation in terms of scale – from small objects to skyscrapers and even a city), in the field of art and research with a different perspective that she has gained through her many years of professional activity, while still struggling as an architect to survive and maintain her principles and ethics (such as sustainability in architecture).

In Vienna, together with the artist duo Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler, she is testing the boundaries between the disciplines of art and architecture by asking “When does the architectural sketch become an artistic drawing – the model a sculpture?”