Omar Badrin is an interdisciplinary artist born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Badrin obtained a Master of Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where he was awarded a graduate medal for his work in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program. His practice is based on his personal history and examines identity formation through the lens of transracial adoption (i.e. the adoption of a child into a family in which the race of the adoptive parent(s) is different from their own). Badrin’s work has been exhibited across Canada and he has received project and travel grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. He currently lives and works in Toronto.


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