Hangama Amiri

Curriculum Vitae
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Education
2015 Post-Graduate Fellow (PGF), Yale University School of Art & Sciences, New Haven, CT
2012 BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Cliff of the Bay, Lion & Bright Gallery, Halifax, NS
2014 Pastoral & Industrial, Hermes, Halifax, NS
2013 Topophilia, Corridor Gallery, Halifax, NS
2013 At the Edge of the Shore, Art Gallery of the Atlantic, Lunenburg, NS
2011 The Wind-Up Dolls of Kabul, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Selected Screening & Exhibitions
2016 My Motherland, Instants Video Film Festival, FRAC Marseille (Regional Contemporary Arts Fund), France
2016 My Motherland, Women Voices Now, Rolling Hills States, California
2016 My Motherland, Video Art Festival of Casablanca, Morocco
2016 My Motherland, The Art of the Burqa: Film, performance, Art & Dialogue, Pen and Brush, New York, New York
2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 My Motherland, The 28th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Milan Gallery, Marseille, France
2015 My Motherland, Distant Attachments: Unsettling Contemporary Afghan Diasporic Art, City Lore Gallery, New York, USA
2015 My Motherland, Where We Now, Women Body & Space, Reel Women Hong Kong Film Festival, Hong Kong
2014 My Motherland, Inaugural Film Series, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON
2014 Nova Scotia Art Bank, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS
2013 5th Passion For Freedom Festival, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK
2013 Original Species, (Art. Official. Selection), Creative Nova Scotia Award, Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS
2013 Dome of Secret Desires, 7th International Arte Laguna Prize, Tese di San Cristoforo, Venice, Italy
2012 Passion For Freedom London Festival, UNIT24 Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Pause, a Break, The Project Space Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Banff, Alberta
2014 This Is The Canadian Earth, Art Sales & Rental Gallery, Halifax, NS
2013 My Feminism: The NSCAD Feminist Collective Group Show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2013 Beyond The Garage Doors, NSCAD Lunenburg Studio Residency, Lunenburg, NS
2013 Dialogue With Nature, White Rabbit Open Air Art Residency, Upper Economy, NS
2013 Spring Show, Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg NS
2013 A little class goes along way, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS
2013 Atlantic Craft Trade Show, World Trade Convention Centre, Halifax, NS
2012 Celebrations of Light, Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
2012 Open House Exhibition, Old Fire Hall, Lunenburg, NS
2012 NSCAD Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2012 Starfish Student Art Awards Exhibition Gala & Silent Auction, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS
2012 PRIME: Painting, Drawing, and Ceramic Departments Show, Seeds Gallery, Halifax, NS
2011 Forever in Flux: Feminism in Dialogue , Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2010 SoapBox Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2010 The Dandelion Show, Seeds Gallery, Halifax, NS
2010 Intermediate & Advance Drawing Exhibition, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2008 Newcomer Artist Project, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Awards
2017 Arts Equity Funding, Arts Nova Scotia (Special Travel Grant)
2016 Arts Equity Funding, Arts Nova Scotia (Creation Grant)
2015 RBC Painting Competition (Honourable Mention)
2015 Canada Fulbright Traditional Student Award
2015 Arts Equity Funding, Arts Nova Scotia, (creation grant)
2014 Presentation Grant, Arts Nova Scotia
2013 Portia White Prize Protege Award
2013 Creative Nova Scotia Grant
2012 Nova Scotia Community & Heritage Culture Division, Grants to Individuals
2012 Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarships
2012 Alexander J. McDonald Memorial Award
2011 Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteerism Award
2011 NSCAD Former Student Bursary
2010 Newcomer Achievement Award

Selected Bibliography
Felicia Latour. "Afghan-Canadian Artist Hangama Amiri on Painting Her Heroines." CBC News Main Street Nova Scotia. August. 30. 2017
Pary Shuaib. "Art Can Let Afghan Women Express Our Unique Selves." Free Women Writers. August. 15. 2017
Charles Mandel. "Afghan Heroines." LightHouse Now, pg. 16, June. 28. 2017
Zheela Nori. "Meet Hangama Amiri." Voice of America Dari, Voice of America Dari, May. 10. 2017
Stacy Parker Le Melle. "Whenever I call friend." The Huffington Post, June. 17. 2016
Celesta Hamilton Dennis. "Art of the burqa: exploring the many narratives of the women under the veil." Ivoh, New York, April. 18. 2016
Noah Hurowitz. "Burqa Exhibit Coming to Flatiron Gallery This Weekend." DNAinfo New York, March. 3. 2016
Diane Christine Ciociou. "TheSixClass, Hangama Amiri." March. 3. 2016
NotableCa. "Hangama Amiri: Today's Young Notable Young Professional." Dec. 21. 2015
Suzanne Russell. "Secrets and Desires." OF NOTE Magazine, The Burqa Issue, Dec. 7. 2015
Evan Bower. "Local artist recognized with two national awards." Lighthouse Now, No. 22. 2015
Elissa Barnard. "Halifax Artist receives RBC award." The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nov. 19. 2015
Kevin C. Griffin. "RBC Painting winner to help foster Canadian-Filipino dialogue on art." The Vancouver Sun, Nov. 19. 2015
"Guelph Artist Wins $25K RBC Canadian Painting Competition." Canadian Art, Nov. 18. 2015
James Adams. "Patrick Cruz wins $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition." The Globe And Mail, Nov. 18. 2015
Lisa Paterson. "Hangama Amiri, Fulbright grant winner, headed to Yale University." CBC News NS, Nov. 14. 2015
Lizzy Hill. "Five art exhibit to see this summer." The Coast, June. 19. 2014
Elissa Barnard. "The world is her inspiration." The Chronicle Herald Arts & Life, p.G3, May. 30. 2014 Elissa Barnard. "Landscape-inspired visions featured in This Is The Canadian Earth." The Chronicle Herald Arts & Life, Feb. 13. 2014
Robert Hirtle. "Lunenburg artist wins Portia White Prize 2013.", Oct. 30. 2013
Elissa Barnard. "Higgins shocked to win Masterworks Award." The Chronicle Herald, Oct. 26. 2013
Robert Hirtle. “Artist Hangama Amiri opens new Lunenburg studio.” Progress Bulletin, Sept. 17. 2013
Robert Hirtle. “At the Edge of the Shore.” Progress Bulletin, June. 18. 2013
Heather Wood Rudulph. "Feminism Through Art: Meet Hangama Amiri." Sexy Feminist, May. 3. 2013
Robert Hirtle. "Artist Focuses on human rights-themed works." South Shore Now, Jan. 9. 2013, pg. 1-3
"Interview with Phlis McGregor." CBC Radio, Jan. 01. 2013
Greta McClain. “Afghan Canadian artist brings plight of Afghan Women to the world.” Digital Journal, Dec. 10. 2012, pg.1-4
Colleen Jones. “Art with a Message.” CBC News, Dec. 6. 2012
Beverley Ware. "Artist dedicates work to Afghan birthplace." The Chronicle Herald, Nov. 25. 2012, pg. 1-3
Tahir Qadiry. “Passion for Freedom Exhibition in London.” BBC Persian News , Nov. 15. 2012
Marilyn Smulders. "Confronting The Male Gaze." NSCAD University, Nov. 16. 2012
Nick Cohen. "My life as a connoisseur." The Spectator, Nov. 4 2012, pg. 1-7
Marilyn Smulders. "Grads named to NSCAD's community residencies." NSCAD University, June. 7. 2012
Marilyn Smulders. "Sisters from Kabul." NSCAD University, Sept. 28. 2011

Residencies
2017 Joya AiR: Arte/Ecologia/Air, Andalusia, Spain
2017 The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta
2017 Lunenburg School of the Arts, Lunenburg, NS
2014 Eleven Eleven Group, Lunenburg, NS
2013 White Rabbit: An Open Air Art Project, Red Clay, Upper Economy, NS
2012-13 NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Residency Program

Juries
Room Magazine
Arts Equity Funding, Arts Nova Scotia

Panels & Public Talks
Artist Talk: Middle East Studies, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, USA
Artist Talk at Brown Bag Seminar Lecture, Yale South Asian Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT
The Art of the Burqa: Film, Performance, Art & Dialogue, New York City, USA
Talking art: a panel discussion on arts practice, Arts Nova Scotia, Wolfville, NS

Collections
RBC Collection, Canada
ROAR NSCAD, Canada
Nova Scotia Art Bank, Canada

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