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Aileen Bahmanipour

Education:
2016-2018 Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
2009-2013, BFA in Painting, Art University of Tehran, Iran.

Solo Exhibitions:
2019, Title in progress, Dynamo Art Association, Vancouver, Canada. (Upcoming in September)
2017, Technical Problem. grunt gallery. Vancouver, Canada.
2016, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Hatch Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018, Postscript, Morris and Helen Belkin art gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2017, Mountain Dew: Banff Artists in Residence Intensive, Banff, BC.
2017, Cloaked, Gallery 1515, curated by Sarvenaz Amanat, Vancouver, BC.
2017, Rhyme Schematic, Audain Art Centre, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.
2017, “AND…," TwoRivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Canada.
2016, Shahnameh, The Perpetual Narrative, Aaran Gallery, curated by Akram Ahmadi Tavana, Tehran, Iran.
2014, Versus art contest, Tehran, Iran
2013, The 12th Belgrade International Biennial of illustration, Belgrade, Serbia
2013, Bratislava International Workshop, Bratislava, Slovakia
2013, Sharjah exhibition for children book illustrations, Sharjah, Emirates
2013,“Untitled.“Aaran Gallery, curated by Behrang Samadzadegan, Tehran, Iran
2012, The 4th Painting biennial of Damonfar, Tehran, Iran
2012, The 3rd Iran’s Festival of Contemporary drawing (Sanduzy), Tehran, Iran
2010, CJ 3rd Picture book festival, Korea
2009, The 10th Belgrade International Biennial of Illustration, Belgrade, Serbia

Prizes and Grants:
2018, University of British Columbia Graduate Research award.
2017, Scholarship Award of BC Arts Council.
2017, Graduate studies travel fund, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2017, SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant.
2016, Full Graduate Scholarship for MFA in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
2014, Full Graduate Scholarship for MFA in painting, Art University of Tehran, Iran.
2007-2014, Membership of Iran National Elite Foundation
2007, First Winner in the 7th Khwarizmi Youth Award (KYA), Infield of painting and illustration,Tehran, Iran
2005, International Winner of “THE KIDS PHILOSOPHY SLAM” as “Most Philosophical Student in Iran," Washington D.C. the USA
2004, International Winner of “THE KIDS PHILOSOPHY SLAM” as “Most Philosophical Student in Iran," Washington D.C. the USA

Residency:
2019, Distributed Identities Program, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, BC, Canada.
2017, Independent Studio residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, BC, Canada.
2013, Bratislava International Biannual of Illustration (BIB), Bratislava, Slovakia.

Artist Talks and Conferences:
Distributed Identities Program, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, BC, Canada, April 2019.
Independent Artist studio residency, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, BC, Canada, May 2017.
UAAC conference, Waterloo, Canada, October 2018.
grunt gallery, September 2017.
Gallery 1515, March 2017.
Art, Media, Social Unrest. Chapel Hill University, North Carolina. March 2017.
Contest and Meaning XVI: On Fringe. Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Queen’s University,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. January 2017.

Bibliography:
. 2019, PRISM international Contemporary Writing from Canada & Around the World, issue 57.4
. 2018 Conference of the Universities of Art Association of Canada, https://uaac-aauc.com/wpcontent/ uploads/2018/10/UAAC_Conference_2018.pdf
. Exhibition Catalogue, Postscript: UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, by Jessica Law, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2018.
. Interview with SAD Mag, the online magazine, September 2017,
http://www.sadmag.ca/blog/2017/9/6/interview-aileen-bahmanipour
. Catalogue for the exhibition Technical Problem by Aileen Bahmanipour, Grunt Gallery, September 2017, Texts by Jaleh Mansoor, Marina Roy, Glenn Alteen, Printed in Canada,
Edition of 350    ISBN # 978-1-988708-04-1
.The Source Forum of diversity, by Masha Rademakers // Art, Culture // Volume 18, Issue 04 - August 29–September 12, 2017:
http://thelasource.com/en/2017/08/28/a-system-in-transformation-aileen-bahmanipourstechnical-problem/
. Shahnameh, the Perpetual Narrative. Akram Tavana, Aaran Art Gallery. 2016
. Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustrations. Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. 2013
. “Untitled". Behrang Samadzadegan, Aaran Art Gallery. 2013
. The 4th Damonfar’s Painting Biennial. Damonfar. 2012
. CJ 3rd Picture Book Festival. CJ Culture Foundation. 2010
. The 10th International Biennial of Illustration. The Association of Serbian Applied Artists and Designers- ULUPUDS. 2009

Work-related experiences:
. Supervisor and Art Instructor at Deserres Art Supply Store, West Broadway location, September 2014-Present.
. Art instructor at The Arts Connection, September 2018-Present.
. Certified degree in Instructional Skills Workshop from UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, August 2017.
. Teaching Assistantship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. January 2017- December 2018.
. Worked as an illustrator at Shabaviz Publication, Tehran, Iran. 2004 - 2014. One published book, The Daughter of sun and the Brave knight, by Shabaviz in 2012, and participated in many well-known international illustration biennials and workshops.

   
   
   
   
 
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