Born in Tehran in 1976, Sara Rahbar now lives and works in New York. She pursued an interdisciplinary study program in New York and also studied at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. Her work ranges from photography to sculpture to installation, but her creations always stem from her personal experiences. Accordingly, her art is largely autobiographical. The first body of work that earned Sara international recognition was her Flag Series (2005-2016), in which traditional fabrics and objects are reworked as collages, forming various incarnations of the American and Iranian flags. This series explores ideas of national belonging and the conflicting role of flags as symbols of ideological and nationalistic violence.