photo by Raha Behnam

Raha Behnam

Raha is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, US-based artist; a first-generation immigrant to occupied Indigenous homelands. She is the daughter of Iranian artists Darab Behnam Shabahang and Mahvash Vatankhahi. 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. Raha 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

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

October 21, 2019

Movement Research at the Judson Church

October 14, 2019

Studies Project: Immigrants for immigrants: taste of home

October 15, 2018