Baktash Sarang(b. 1981. Iran) is an interdisciplinary artist who creates work about the human body and its connection to its surroundings and habitat. He makes use of diverse mediums including drawing, architecture, sculpture and most recently installation and model-making.
Sarang trained in fine arts at IRIB art school, before going on to receive his BA degree in visual arts from Azad University of Art and Architecture in 2005. After graduation, he moved to France, where he undertook a course in Metal sculpture at Haute Écoles des Arts du Rhin, HEAR in Strasbourg (2012). He was selected as artist in residence at Académie des Beaux Arts, Institut de France, Fondation Dufraine, before going on to study at Université Paris 1, pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, where he was awarded his MA in 2015.
In recent years, alongside drawings, he has been working on installation projects with links to architectural issues. For his MA thesis, Tower of Silence (Tower of Babel), Sarang examined the fall of utopian projects, taking inspiration from historical Iranian towers and the relationship of the human body to architectural spaces to create his sculptures. Sarang has held several solo exhibitions and participated in multiple group exhibitions and biennales, including the International Architecture Biennale di Venezia (2018).