Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar is a contemporary and modern art gallery based in Monaco. The gallery exhibits established and emerging artists, showcasing them both locally and internationally.

The founder and director of the gallery, Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar has been involved in the international art scene since 2009, acting as the Collection Curator for Fondation Behnam-Bakhtiar. Initially focused on collection and promotion of Iranian contemporary and modern art for the Permanent Collection of the Fondation Behnam-Bakhtiar, she has built an extensive private collection together with her husband, renowned Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, branching further into African and Western contemporary art. In 2019 Apollo Magazine has selected Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar as one of the remarkable art patrons for the magazine’s 40 under 40 Middle East nomination, which highlights the most inspirational young people in the region. Having hosted multiple nonprofit functions in support of the arts in the unique peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Behnam-Bakhtiar has chosen the neighboring Principality to open the gallery’s headquarters located at Monte-Carlo’s Avenue de Grande Bretagne, operating the gallery’s unique programming from the heart of Europe.


Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar aims to further the art dialogue in the region by being a platform that inspires change and highlights the importance of social responsibility. Therefore, every exhibition a portion of proceeds is donated to a select organisation that makes this world a better place.

Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar runs its own publishing house that produces books and catalogues to accompany its exhibitions, contributing to a wider art historical discourse by inviting curators and writers to collaborate.

Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar

45 Avenue de Grande Bretagne 98000 Monaco

T   +377 99 90 72 93  


Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:30 (by appointment only)