Documentations of exhibitions
Aileen Bahmanipour is an Iranian-Canadian visual artist. She is a first generation immigrant from Iran. Bahmanipour is currently living and working on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She has received her BFA in Painting from the Art University of Tehran and MFA in Visual arts from the University of British Columbia. Bahmanipour has exhibited her work in a body of solo and group exhibitions in Iran and Canada, including her solo and group exhibitions at the Alternator Centre for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver’s grunt gallery, Two Rivers Gallery, and thesis exhibition at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
She is the recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant in 2017, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Artist grant in 2019, Early Career Development grant from BC Arts Council in 2019, Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council’s grants in 2021 and 2022.
Pooya Razi (b. 1984) holds a BA in Painting from the Art University of Tehran. Razi's paintings have been exhibited in Tehran, Paris, New York, and Dubai. He started making films in 2012 and his first animated short film was nominated for the Grand Prize at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Razi's short films have been officially selected for some major international short film festivals. In particular, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2015, Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada. Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, 2015. He also won the award for the best experimental film from the 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival and the 7th Khorshid film festival.