Ghazaleh Avarzamani
b. Tehran, 1980
lives and works in Toronto

EDUCATION

2018 Continuing Studies – Sculpture, OCAD, Toronto, Canada
2013 MFA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2005 MA Painting, Azad Art University, Tehran, Iran
1999 BA Painting, Azad Art University, Tehran, Iran

RESIDENCIES

2018 MOCA Toronto Artist-in-Residence, Toronto, Canada
SOMA Summer, Mexico City, Mexico
ViaFarini, Milan, Italy
2010 Greatmore, Cape Town, South Africa

GRANTS & AWARDS

2019 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant – The Power Plant
2018 Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Creation Project Grant
RBC Arts Access Fund Award
Canada Council for Arts, Arts Abroad Grant
Ontario Arts Council, International Residency Grant
Toronto Arts Council, Newcomer Mentorship Award (Mentor: Nahed Mansur)
Toronto Arts Council, Mid-Career Visual Artist Grant
2016 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant – SAVAC
2015 Nominated for Jameel Prize, London, UK
2013 Winner of Red Mansion Art Prize 2013, Beijing, China
Shortlisted for Threadneedle prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2009 Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award, Dubai, UAE

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Never Never Land (solo), Koffler Centre for Arts, Curated by Mona Filip, Toronto, Canada
2018 Exfoliation, Akin Window Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Bocconi 18, Bocconi Art Gallery, Milan, Italy
Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Museum, Vestfossen, Norway
2017 Parting Lines, OCAD Gallery, Curated by Lauren Schaffer and Camille Rauton, Toronto, Canada
2016 Masterplan (solo), Ab/Anbar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
ARTIFACTS: Akin X Project, Project Gallery, Toronto, Canada
RTL/LTR, Artmark Gallery, Vienna, Austria
RTL/LTR, Galerie Forum, Wels, Austria
Manpower Art Festival 16, Lisbon, Portugal
RCA SECRET, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Red Mansion, Triangle Space and Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK
2015 Curatorial Project: Jabberwocky, Ab/Anbar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 Appologie for Understanding (solo), Asia House, London, UK
Meaning of Happiness, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Red Mansion Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Utopia (solo), Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Utopia (solo), Light Gallery, London, UK
MFA Thesis Exhibition, CSM Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
Oblivion, Project space, London, UK
2012 Art Pavilion, London, UK
Mise–en–scène, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Haft Negah, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran
MFA Interim Exhibition, V22 Art Space, London, UK
Xhibit, Menier Gallery, London, UK
Xhibit, Kingsgate Workshop Trust, London, UK
Xhibit, CSM Windows Gallery, London, UK
2011 Project 2012 End Of The World, Gallery on the Corner, London, UK
Project 2012 End Of The World, Gallery on the Corner, London, UK
2000/10 Creek Art Festival, Dubai, UAE
Memory, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Duality, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE
New Signature, Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award Exhibition, Dubai, UAE
Art Biennial, Niavaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Iran the land of peace, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
New Generation, Jahan Nama Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Civilization’s Dialogue, Afrand Gallery, Tehran, Iran