Attracting the attention of collectors and art connoisseurs from all over the globe, the eponymous Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar in Monte-Carlo is the first-of-its-kind in the Principality of Monaco. Founded by Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar, the contemporary and modern art gallery serves to connect emerging and established artists. Spread across two floors, the design of the space complements and highlights the artworks and objects on display. “We kept the design and architecture of the space open, minimal and ‘épuré’ to ensure that nothing interferes with the works on display,” says Maria.
“The gallery is conveniently located in Monte-Carlo, steps away from the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (Villa Sauber) as well as the Grimaldi Forum, which hosts the annual artmonte-carlo fair making our gallery a wonderful stop on the route of the local and visiting art lovers.” Maria has been involved in the international art scene since 2009 and has hosted multiple non-profit functions in support of the arts in the unique peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in France. She has also been recognised as one of the most inspirational art patrons in the region.