Curriculum Vitae

Abedar Kamgari
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Education
2012-2016     Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, McMaster University

Selected Exhibitions
2017                The closer we are, the less we have to yell, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Toronto, ON
2016                Salon of Inclusiveness, HAVN, 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                Ignition, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2015                Peace, The Cube, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2015                Emerging Artist Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON
2015                45th Annual Art Auction, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON
2015                Hammer on Paper, McMaster Faculty Club, Hamilton, ON
2015                Zeno’s Paradox, The Spice Factory, Hamilton, ON
2015                McMaster Friends MSF Art Showcase, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2015                Intervention, Mills Library Book Stacks, Hamilton, ON
2014                Swarm: Annual Members’ Exhibition, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2014                BEAN, Make Works Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014                6×6, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
2014                Naturally Connected, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2014                Sliced, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2013                En Plein Air, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Screenings
2016                Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival, Hamilton, ON

Residencies
2016-2017      Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program

Curatorial Projects
2016                There and Here, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

Related Experience
2016 –              Arts and Tech Administrator, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, ON
2016 –              Animateur, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
2016                Teaching Assistant Art 1TI3, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2015                Teaching Assistant Art 1UI3, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2015-2016      Exhibition Installation Assistant, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2015-2016      Gallery Assistant, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2015                Studio Assistant to prof Judy Major- Girardin, Hamilton, ON
2013                Art Exhibit Attendant, Super Crawl, Hamilton, ON

Publications/Writings/Press
2016               Exit Strategy catalogue, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2016                There and Here catalogue, curatorial essay, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2015                Exhibition essay, Marigold Santos: BLACK MIRROR, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2014                Bamboo Exhibition, McMaster Daily News, Hamilton, ON

Selected Awards/ Grants
2016                OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant
2016                The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Excellence in McMaster Studio Art Program
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