Curriculum Vitae

Abedar Kamgari
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Education
2016                Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, McMaster University

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2018                The Walk Home, Xpace External Space, Toronto, ON
2017-18           150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2017-18           The Journey West (Curated by Alana Traficante), Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2017                Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2017                Hamilton Biennale, Casino Artspace, Hamilton, ON
2017                HUSH, The Baltimore House, Hamilton, ON
2017                The closer we are, the less we have to yell, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Toronto, ON
2016                Salon of Inclusiveness, Hamilton Audio Visual Node, Hamilton, ON
2016                Heavy Metal, President’s Corridor, Hamilton, ON
2016                Exit Strategy (Curated by Stephanie Vegh), McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2016                Ways of Being Here (Curated by Barbora Racevičiūtė), Open Space Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016                SPIDERWEBNET, Fitzhenry Atrium, Hamilton, ON
2016                Ignition, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2015                Emerging Artist Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON
2015                Hammer on Paper, McMaster Faculty Club, Hamilton, ON
2015                Zeno’s Paradox, The Spice Factory, Hamilton, ON
2015                Intervention, Mills Library Book Stacks, Hamilton, ON
2014                Naturally Connected, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2014                BEAN, Make Works Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014                6×6, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
2014                Sliced, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2013                En Plein Air, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Performances
2018                Art and Social Strata, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, ON
2017                Urban Green: artscarp (Curated by Sally Frater), Sam Lawrence Park, Hamilton, ON
2017                The Public: Land and Body (East) (Curated by Anique Jordan), Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough, ON
2017                Hundred Dollar Gallery Festival of Performance Art, Various locations, Hamilton, ON
2017                How far afield? (Curated by Jayne Wilkinson and Alison Cooley), Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON
2017                Intra-Action (Curated by Maya Wilson), Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON

Screenings
2017                Photophobia: Throwback Programme, Art Gallery of Hamilton Annex, Hamilton, ON
2017                Video Fever, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON
2016                Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, ON

Curatorial Projects
2018                Teresa Ascencao: Daily Bread, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, ON
2017                The Business of Being, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, ON
2016                There and Here, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

Residencies
2016-17           Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program

Selected Bibliography / Writings
2018                The Walk Home, Tak Pham, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON
2017                Taking the Long Road Home, Stephanie Vegh, Hamilton Magazine, Hamilton, ON
2017                The Journey West, Razan Samara, The Silhouette, Hamilton, ON
2017                Canada Revisited at Art Gallery of Ontario, Murray Whyte, Toronto Star, Toronto, ON
2017                ‘How far afield?’ examines the landscape and living things, Chris Hampton, UTM Alumni Magazine, Mississauga, ON
2017                Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood, Andrew Hunter, AGO, Toronto, ON
2016                Exit Strategy Catalogue, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2016                There and Here Curatorial Essay, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2015                Marigold Santos: BLACK MIRROR Essay, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2014                Bamboo Exhibition Interview, McMaster Daily News, Hamilton, ON

Artist Talks
2017                Hamilton Arts Council: Echo Talks, Art Gallery of Hamilton Annex, Hamilton, ON
2017                Cotton Factory Talks, The Cotton Factory, Hamilton, ON
2016                Exit Strategy, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2016                There and Here panel discussion, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2016                Ways of Being Here, Open Space Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016                Inc. Spots, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

Related Experience
2016-               Arts and Tech Administrator, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, ON
2016-17           Bilingual Animateur, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
2015-16           Teaching Assistant (School of the Arts), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2015-16           Exhibition Installation Assistant, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2015-16           Gallery Assistant, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2013-15           Volunteer, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2013                Art Exhibit Attendant, Super Crawl, Hamilton, ON

Awards and Grants
2017                OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant
2016                Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Excellence in McMaster Studio Art
2014                Takeda Corporate Social Responsibility Art Competition
2014                The Alise Alexanian Hassel Memorial Scholarship
2013                The Marion D. Maitland Memorial Academic Grant in Art History
2013                The Helen Ray Scholarship in Fine Arts

Collections
Takeda Pharmaceutical Inc.
Various private collections.