Hangama Amiri

In residence
June 1 – June 30, 2019

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Hangama Amiri is an Afghan-Canadian artist who makes work about childhood memory, cross-cultural dialogue and feminism. She received her BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax NS (2012). She is currently completing her MFA at Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut and was a Canadian Fulbright and Post-Graduate Fellow (2015-2016). Her work has been included in exhibitions in cities such as New York, Toronto, London, Venice, and Sofia, Bulgaria. She is the recipient of the 2011 Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteerism Award, the 2013 Portia White Protégé Award, and an honorable mention at the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2015.

2018 Arts Nova Scotia (Professional Development Grant)
2017 Toronto Arts Council (Individual Grant)
2017 Arts Equity Funding, Arts Nova Scotia (Special Travel Grant)
2016 Arts Equity Funding, Arts Nova Scotia (Creation Grant)
2015 RBC Painting Competition (Honorable 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

2018 World of CO. Residency Program, Sofia, Bulgaria
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
2013 White Rabbit: An Open Air Art Project, Red Clay, Upper Economy, NS
2012-13 NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Residency Program

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