Born and raised in Iran, Maryam Taghavi is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. She received her BFA in 2008 from Emily Carr University (Vancouver). Her work includes drawing, photography, site-specific installation, and performance. Her practice is spread across social and spatial paradigms (the artist has been traveling between Iran and Canada since her graduation), and investigates the enigmatic relations between then and now, self and other, fiction and non-fiction. Examining the corporeal and psychological exchanges between architecture, domestic objects and the human body, she creates different scenarios for contemplation and forms of reception. She has participated in a number of exhibitions in Canada, Mexico and Iran.
"Fascinated by fleeting realms in social and spatial paradigms, my practice investigates enigmatic realtions between then and now, self and other, and fiction and non-fiction. I examine corporeal and psychological exchange in relation to architectural sites, domestic objects and human body to create a different scenario for contemplation and forms of reception."
Lumiere Art Festival, Sydney Cape Breton, Sept 28 2013
The Call for Proposals for Lumiere 2013 is now open. This year's festival will take place on September 28, 2013 from 6:58 pm to 11:58 pm. Applications are now available on their website.
Held each September, Lumiere is an art-at-night festival that takes place in Sydney, Cape Breton. Each year we seek out fresh contemporary projects in any artistic medium that will provide a new aesthetic experience to the audience. The most successful projects consider the nature of the event as a sensorial journey for the audience and be strong in aesthetic, conceptual and experiential elements.
Application deadline is April 30, 2013.
Open Studio Scholarships for Emerging Print Media Artists
Open Studio – one of Canada's leading print media centres – awards annual scholarships to emerging artists of merit. A jury comprised of artists, curators, educators and/or arts administrators selects recipients. Benefits include:
- Rent free access to the studio facilities for a period of one year
- Materials assistance
- Professional development assistance
- Tuition free access to Open Studio workshops
- Exhibition and artist fees
More information and submission forms can be found on their website: www.openstudio.on.ca
Deadline for applications is May 1rst 2013.