Born in Iran in 1980, Gohar Dashti received her M.A in Photography from the Fine Art University of Tehran in 2005. She has developed a practice concerning social issues with particular references to history and culture in modern society.
She creates artwork using different media such as photography and video. She has participated in several art residencies and scholarships such as DAAD award (2009-2011) and International Arts & Artists (Art Bridge), Washington DC, USA (2008).
She has held various exhibitions around the world, being shown in many festivals and biennales. Her works are in many collections including Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), Houston (TX-USA) and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (KS-USA).
She is represented by Kaysha Hildebrand Gallery in Zurich.
Gohar's residency was realised as part of Visiting Arts' 1mile2 project (Bradford –London, UK)