Meet the Awesome Team Behind the Manifest Differently Project – Katayoun Bahrami, project coordinator / assistant curator / artist

Katayoun Bahrami, Manifest Differently Project Coordinator/Assistant Curator/Artist, is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist and curator living and working in the Bay Area. Through her art, Bahrami delves into the intricate relationship between women’s bodies and boundaries, examining their dynamic interplay as subjects and dominators and how their limits catalyze change and transformation. Drawing on Iranian women’s history, Bahrami creates work that combines social practice, performance, and textile-based installations.

In addition to her exhibitions, Bahrami has produced performances and artist-led participatory projects for various venues, including the Clarion Alley Mural Project, the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, and Berkeley Art Practice. She continues pushing contemporary art’s boundaries and exploring femininity, identity, and cultural themes. Bahrami completed her BFA at the University of Science and Culture in Iran before earning her MA in Arts and Cultural Management—Museum Studies from Michigan State University in 2017. She continued her education at California College of the Arts, where she received her MFA in Studio Arts in 2022.

Led by CAMP,  Manifest Differently is a new project developed by Megan Wilson and Kim Shuck. Over the next year, 2023/24, we’ll be working together with 38 diverse, multigenerational visual/media artists and poets to interrogate the history of Manifest Destiny and its legacies of inherited and perpetuated violence, trauma, and addiction. The outgrowth of resistance and resilience – giving fire to movements for social/ culture change. The project will be presented in 2023/24 at three locations – Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), Artists’ Television Access (ATA), and Minnesota Street Project.