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Aileen Bahmanipour

   
Born in January 1990, Tehran, Iran.
Immigrated to Canada in July 2014.

Education:
2016-2018 Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
2013- 2014, MFA in Painting, Art University of Tehran, Iran.
2009- 2013, BFA in Painting, Art University of Tehran, Iran.

Solo Exhibitions:
2017, Technical Problem. Grunt Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.
2016, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Hatch Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
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,“Untitle.“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:
2017-2018, 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), In field of painting and illustration. Tehran, Iran
2005, International Winner of “THE KIDS PHILOSOPHY SLAM” as “Most Philosophical Student in Iran”, Washington D.C. USA
2004, International Winner of “THE KIDS PHILOSOPHY SLAM” as “Most Philosophical Student in Iran”, Washington D.C. USA

Residency:
2017,  Independent Studio residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, BC, Canada.
2013, Bratislava International Biannual of Illustration (BIB), Bratislava, Slovakia.
Artist Talk:
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:
.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-bahmanipours-technical-problem/
. Shahnameh, the Perpetual Narrative. Akram Tavana, Aaran Art Gallery. 2016
. Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustrations. Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. 2013
. “Untitle”. 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:
Teaching Assistantship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 2017-2018
Worked as illustrator at Shabaviz Publisher, Tehran, Iran. 2004 - 2014. One published book “The Daughter of sun and the Brave knight” by Shabaviz Publisher in 2012, and participated in many well-known international illustration biennials and workshops.
Two week illustration workshop at the 12th Belgrade International Biennial of illustration, Bratislava, Slovakia. 2013

   
   
   
 
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