Samar Hejazi | Visual Artist | Toronto | @samarhejazi

Education

2013. Ryerson University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, Image Arts
2009. Summer Intensive Studies: Photography, Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris


Upcoming Exhibitions

2021
Solo Exhibition: Geometries of Difference, Open Studio Project Space, Toronto, Canada 

Current Exhibitions

As They Gaze Upon Us, Banat Collective and Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
On Other Monuments, Textile Museum of Canada, Sept - Nov 2021, Toronto, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2020
An Unravelling, Toronto Palestine Film Festival, The Plumb, Toronto, Canada
2018
Maw6ini, Project Room, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Canada 

Two Person Exhbitions

2021
And Yet it Rises, Cassanda Cassandra, Aug 28th - Oct 4th, Toronto, Canada 

Group Exhibitions

2021 
As They Gaze Upon Us, Banat Collective and Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
On Other Monuments, Textile Museum of Canada, Sept - Nov 2021, Toronto, Canada
Legacy Trilogy, ArteEast Benefit Exhibition, ArteEast, Artsy, New York, U.S.A.
Go: Rise and Strike… International Women’s Day Exhibit, Embassy Culture House, London, Canada
'Empire: Awakenings’, VR Exhibit, Toronto History Museums, Canada

2020
International Peace Festival, Waterfront Magazine, Daniel Spectrum, Toronto, Canada 

2019
Hard Twist 14: Entwined, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
An Index, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
Motion Art Gallery, Marakez Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt

2018
Holding Patterns, ArtSpin, Toronto, Canada
OISE Library, University Of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Hard Twist 13: Thread, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Maw6ini, Project Room, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Canada
Re-Presentando, Decentered Gallery, Puebla, Mexico
Recap, VucoArtspace, Toronto, Canada
Mind Blend, Blank Canvas Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Dear World, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2017
Annual Juried Art Exhibition, QuestArt, Midland, Canada
VUCO No. 1, VUCO Artspace, Toronto, Canada
STIMMING, 2nd Floor Events, For The People, Toronto, Canada
MECHANAECIA, 2nd Floor Events, For The People, Toronto, Canada

2016
Perceptions, Possum Gallery, Berlin, Germany
New Divisions, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Senseless, For The People, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, Canada
The Brain Project, Toronto, Canada
RESONANCE, juried exhibition, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Canada

2015
Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Recess, Nest Collective. Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada
Intersection 1173, InLight Studio + Working Proof Studio, Toronto, Canada

2014
This is Not For You, Creatures Creating Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Artist Project, Better Living Space Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada
This Is Not A Club, This Is Not a Toy at Design Exchange after party, Cube Nightclub, Toronto, Canada
NUDE Vol.3 and Lex Artis: Art Party, Toronto, Canada
This Is Not For You, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Canada
InLight Studio Launch Party, Toronto, Canada

2013
Meta 2013, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Collective Consciousness, Canadian Sculpture Society, Toronto, Canada
Maximum Exposure, Ryerson Image Arts, Toronto, Canada
Configuration, Al Green Gallery, Toronto, Canada
An Internal Affair, Lex Artis and The Brockton Collective, Toronto, Canada

Auctions

2021. ArteEast Benefit Exhibition, ArteEast, Artsy
2020. The Plumbraiser, the plumb, Toronto, Canada
2020. FUTURE PROOF online auction, OpenStudio, Toronto, Canada 2019. Art with Heart, Casey House, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
2018. Maclaren Art Centre, Berry, Canada


Awards & Grants

2021. Art Business Accelerator Grant, Artwork Archive and Redline, Denver U.S.A.
2020. Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2019. Animating Historic Sites, Toronto Arts Council
2019. Arts Abroad, Residency Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2019-2021. Arquetopia International Mentorship Program, Puebla - Toronto - TBD
2019. Arquetopia Residency Scholarship, Cusco, Peru
2018. Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2018. Visual Artist Creation Project, Ontario Arts Council
2018. Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2013. Honorary Mention, Al Green Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2013. Best New Media Art Piece, Maximum Exposure, Toronto, Canada

Residencies

2019. Arquetopia International Residency Program, Self-Directed Residency, Puebla, Mexico
2019. Arquetopia, Instructional Artist Residency in Natural Pigments, Cusco, Peru
2018. Akin Studio Residency, MOCA, Toronto, Canada
2016. Takt Berlin Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany
2016. Arquetopia, Instructional Artist Residency in embroidery, Oaxaca, Mexico


Talks & Lectures

2021. Artist Talk, Open Process, State University of Puebla, Mexico 2021. Artist Talk, Empire, ‘Awakenings’, Toronto History Museums, Toronto, Canada
2020. Virtual Studio Visit & Talk with the Power Plant Members, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
2020. Virtual Studio Visit & Talk with Art Gorgeous Members, TheArtGorgeous.com 
2019. Artist Talk, Issues in Experimental Media Art History, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
2018. Maw6ini-In Conversation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2018. Artist Talk and Workshop, Beyond the Flat, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Canada

Publications

Upcoming. Tatreez in Contemporary Art, by Joanna Barakat
2021. BlackFlash Magazine, Cover, fall/winter issue  
2021. Artist Spotlight, by ArteEast, Artsy
2020. Forces and Factors, by Zoryan Institute, Art Book
2013. Collective Consciousness, by Canadian Sculpture Society, Catalogue 

Teaching

2021. Webinar Workshop, Digitizing Your Art, Toronto Arts Foundation and STEPS, Toronto, Canada
2020. Art Facilitator and Instructor, Place(makers) Community Public Art Project, STEPS, Daniel Spectrum, Toronto, Canada
2020. “Beyond the Flat”, Artist Talk and Workshop, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Canada
2018 - Ongoing. Art Instructor, CharbArts Studios, Toronto, Canada 2018. “Meditations in Color”, In-patient workshops, CAMH LEARN, Toronto, Canada
2018. “Beyond the Flat”, Artist Talk and Workshop, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Canada
2017. “Digital Comic Art”, UrbanArts, Toronto, Canada 

Professionally Related

Jury member of Hard Twist 14: Entwined, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Committee member of “Emerging Leaders” at the Toronto Arts Foundation.
Founder of Inlight Studio.
Co-founder of Lex Artis Art Events


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