photo by Raha Behnam

Raha Behnam

Raha is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, US-based artist working across disciplines and practices towards liberatory modes of being and doing. Her performance work currently investigates and seeks to re-suture breakages in cultural knowing and belonging. She has performed in the works of Abby Crain, Tino Seghal, Jessie Young, and most recently, Hadar Ahuvia. Raha is a member of the Future Historical Society, lead by Yazmany Arboleda, an inter-generational collective of Brooklyn residents, and also a member of the Undoing & Doing Collective, instigated by Lorene Bouboushian. She holds a Master's in Urban Planning and Bachelor's degrees in Dance and Anthropology. She is a certified Open Source Forms (OSF) facilitator, under Stephanie Skura's tutelage.

Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] Open source forms

Mon, Sep 14 – Oct 5, 2020
class

Studies Project: “Another world is not only possible...” // Artistry during challenging times

October 21, 2019
event

Movement Research at the Judson Church

October 14, 2019
performance

Studies Project: Immigrants for immigrants: taste of home

October 15, 2018
event