Omar Badrin

 

O M A R    B A D R I N 

Toronto, ON


Education 

2015

Master of Fine Art, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario

2001

Bachelor of Fine Art, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador


Solo Exhibitions

2017

Cast/Off, Bonavista Biennale, Elliston, Newfoundland, Canada

Extra Baggage, Artspace Contemporary Art Projects, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada 

2016 

FABRICating Identity, The New Gallery (TNG), Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

2015

Sea Change: Artworks from the Perspective of a Transracial Adoptee, OCADU Graduate Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

2002

Skin, RCA Visual Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Two / Three Person Exhibitions

2016

Unmasking Otherness and Red Ochre: Mekwisiqwan, Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2003

She Ought to have Wondered, Raw, and Identity Issues In Transracial Adoptees, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2000

Artifactual Artifices, Arts and Culture Centre, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Group Exhibitions 

2017

Into You: Fall in Deep, Humber Gallery North Space, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Into You: On the Edge, Humber Gallery L Space, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Blood Ties, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2016 

OTHER WORLDS, Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Are We There Yet?, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015

GradEx, OCAD University's 100th Graduate Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2014

Done Being Wrong, Brockton Collective, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2013

What Are You MADE OF?, OCADU Graduate Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012

The Original Square Foot Annual Art Exhibition, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2005

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Exhibition, Arts and Culture Center, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Stills, First Space Gallery, QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Radius 250, Art Space Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, United States

2004

10th Royal Renegade Recycled Art Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2003

Saints, Sleeveens, and One-Armed Surgeons, Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

2001

Four on the Floor, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

6 12 2 16, Graduate Show, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 


Grants / Awards

2017

Honourable Mention Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

2016

Artist Grant, Visual Art: Emerging, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario

Project Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario 

Travel Grant to Professionals in the Visual Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario

Sponsored Artist Membership Program, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2015

Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario

Medal Winner, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art Media and Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario

President Graduate Award, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media, and Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario 

2013-15

Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario

2004

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador

2003

Purchase Award Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Art Procurement Program, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Newfoundland and Labrador 

2000

Purchase Award Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Art Procurement Program, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Newfoundland and Labrador


Residencies / Participated Events

2017

Artist Talk, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaArtist Talk, Artspace Contemporary Art Projects, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

2016

PROJECT 31, an auction of works from faculty and alumni, in support of OCAD university students, Toronto, Ontario

2015

Admissions Committee for Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media, and Design (student representative), Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario

2014

Artist in Residence, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara, Newfoundland and Labrador

2004

Alumni Resident Artist, Grenfell Campus Printshop, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

2002

Visiting Artist, Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador 


Publications/Media

2017

Sandals, Leah. “The World's Newest Biennale, in Outport Newfoundland.” Canadian Art, 23 Aug. 2017, canadianart.ca/features/bonavista-biennale/. Web.

“Must-Sees This Week: August 31 to September 6, 2017.” Canadian Art, 31 Aug. 2017, canadianart.ca/must-sees/must-sees-this-week-august-31-to-september-6-2017/. Web.

“Hit List - Omar Badrin, Artist.” Akimbo, 1 Feb. 2017, www.akimbo.ca/hitlist/?id=402. Web.

“Must-Sees This Week: March 23 to 29, 2017.” Canadian Art, 23 Mar. 2017, canadianart.ca/must-sees/must-sees-this-week-march-23-to-29-2017/. Web.

“Must-Sees This Week: February 16 to 22, 2017.” Canadian Art, 16 Feb. 2017, canadianart.ca/must-sees/must-sees-this-week-february-16-to-22-2017/. Web.

“- Exhibitions - Omar Badrin: Extra Baggage.” Akimbo, www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=102302. Web.

“Must-Sees This Week: January 5 to 11, 2017.” Canadian Art, 5 Jan. 2017, canadianart.ca/must-sees/must-sees-week-january-5-11-2017/.

2016

Carr-Harris, Ian. “Omar Badrin’s Masks.” Exhibition essay for The New Gallery (TNG). February 19 – March 25. “Grenfell Art Gallery summer exhibits open today.”

The Western Star, 16 June 2016, www.thewesternstar.com/living/2016/6/15/grenfell-art-gallery-summer-exhibits-ope-4561064. Web.

“The Weekend Arts Report.” CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador.18 June.

“Unmasking Omar Badrin.” OCAD UNIVERSITY, 30 Aug. 2017, www2.ocadu.ca/feature/unmasking-omar-badrin. Web. 

2002

Kelly, Angela. “Skins The Thing.” The Newfoundland Herald. No. 27 Jan. 2002: pp.28-29. Print.

Moore, Lisa. “Skin.” Arts Atlantic. No.72. Illustrated article. 2002: p.50.

“27th Labrador Creative Arts Festival.” CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador. 18 November.  

 

 

 

 

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