Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar is a contemporary 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 art curator of Fondation Behnam-Bakhtiar. Initially focused on collection and promotion of modern and contemporary Iranian 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. 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. Having hosted multiple nonprofit functions in support of the arts in the 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.