A veteran IT executive and a serial entrepreneur, Bardia became an artist in 2011 during his “self-discovery” period, working at a plant nursery. His art career started with installations incorporating live plants, inspired by the vertical gardens of Patrik Blanc. He then moved into making larger interactive installations, working with found objects. The inspiration for his art comes from a single moment. A moment dipped in wonder, “why not,” and enlightenment.
A major recent project, “I Have A Home Here,” is a school bus converted into an art gallery showcasing art produced in collaboration with a group of un-housed people in Washington DC. More recently, Bardia’s work has shifted towards new media, specifically LED light installations. Somewhere between a light bulb and a computer screen resides a new visual sense, expressed in the language of lights.