Omar Badrin

Born Kuala Lumpur, MY
Lives and works Toronto, CA


 

Education

Ontario College of Art and Design University
Master of Fine Art
2015

Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
Bachelor of Fine Art
2001

Solo Exhibitions

2018
LUH!, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Exhibitions

2019
1989-2019, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Residencies / Participated Events

2018
Juror: Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Artist in Residence, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Artist Talk, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Artist Talk, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2017
Artist Talk, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Artist 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, Canada

2015
Admissions Committee for Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media, and Design (student representative), Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2014
Artist in Residence, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2004
Alumni Resident Artist, Grenfell Campus Printshop, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2002
Visiting Artist, Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 

Grants and Awards 

2019
Project Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2018
Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2017
Honourable Mention Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2016
Artist Grant, Visual Art: Emerging, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Project Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Travel Grant to Professionals in the Visual Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored Artist Membership Program, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015
Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medal Winner, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art Media and Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
President Graduate Award, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media, and Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013-15
Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2004
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2003
Purchase Award Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Art Procurement Program, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2000
Purchase Award Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Art Procurement Program, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Publications/Media

2018
Swinkels, Dorothé. “Omar Badrin Verbeeldt Gevoelens Van Anders Zijn in Gehaakte Maskers ⋆ TxP (Textiel Plus).” TxP (Textiel Plus), 18 Dec. 2018, www.textielplus.nl/artikelen/omar-badrin-verbeeldt-gevoelens-van-anders-zijn-in-gehaakte-maskers/. Web.
“Textile Museum Profile: Omar Badrin.” NOW Magazine, 4 May 2018, nowtoronto.com/textilemuseumofcanada/textile-museum-profile-omar-badrin/. Web.
Hampton, Chris. “Growing up, Omar Badrin 'Wore a Mask' to Protect against Racist Bullies. Now He's Made It His Art | CBC Arts.” CBCnews, CBC/Radio Canada, 27 Mar. 2018, www.cbc.ca/arts/growing-up-omar-badrin-wore-a-mask-to-protect-against-racist-bullies-now-he-s-made-it-his-art-1.4595184. Web.
“Must-Sees This Week: March 15 to 21, 2018.” Must-Sees, Canadian Art, 15 Mar. 2018, canadianart.ca/must-sees/must-sees-week-march-15-21-2018/. Web.
“An Artist's Grotesque Portraits of Life as an Outsider.” An Artist's Grotesque Portraits of Life as an Outsider, Daily Vice, video.vice.com/en_ca/video/an-artists-grotesque-portraits-of-life-as-an-outsider/5a55457d177dd4785659fb05. Web.

2017
“On The Go | Bonavista Rising 3: Omar Badrin.” CBCnews, CBC/Radio Canada, 2 Oct. 2017, www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/on-the-go/episode/14238027. Web.
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.” Must-Sees, 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.” Must-Sees, 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.” Must-Sees, 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.” Must-Sees, Canadian Art, 5 Jan. 2017, canadianart.ca/must-sees/must-sees-week-january-5-11-2017/. Web.

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. 2016, 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. Print.
“27th Labrador Creative Arts Festival.” CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador. 18 November.