Talar Aghbashian (b. 1981, Beirut) lives and works in London. She graduated with a BA from the Lebanese University in 2003 and studied at Central Saint Martins in London graduating with an MA in 2008. She went on to study at Birkbeck, University of London between 2009 and 2010 to study Arts Curation. Aghbashian worked as a curator at the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum London between 2009 and 2010. Her recent solo exhibitions include Carbon 12, Dubai (2015) and Marfa’ Projects, Beirut (2018). She has been part of group exhibitions at Mall Galleries, London (2012), Turps Gallery, London (2016) and Walker Art Gallery as part of the Liverpool Biennial (2016). In 2016 Aghbashian was a recipient of the John Moores Painting Prize.