(b. Sulaimani, Kurdistan) is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Bakhtyar holds a Bachelor of Visual Art from the University of Baghdad, and recently completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University. He has held lecturing positions at the University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan; the Fulya Art School, Chorum, Turkey; Open Art (Atolyasi), Chorum, Turkey and was a founding member of the Faculty of Visual Arts and Head of Visual Arts at the University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan. Bakhtyar was also a founding member of the first Visual Art Group in Kurdistan, Group Eight. He has held solo exhibitions at the United Kurdish Association of NSW (2010) and throughout Kurdistan, Turkey and Iraq. Bakhtyar has exhibited in group exhibitions in Australia, Thailand, Holland, Kurdistan, Canada and the United Kingdom.