AZADEH
PIRAZIMIAN

Azadeh Pirazimian

Multidisciplinary Artist

Azadeh Pirazimian is a Toronto-based practicing multidisciplinary artist and art educator, who formerly lectured in Iran. In her artistic practice, she is passionate in exploring themes of self-expression, communication, daily resistance, and social injustice through diverse media. Azadeh's artistic practice merges various disciplines, including drawing, mark-making, photography, video, performance art, and sculpture. Throughout her career, she has used a consistent methodology, which has resulted in her own distinctive visual language.Over the years, Azadeh has showcased her works at multiple exhibitions in Iran, Canada, and the Netherlands. Her art has received recognition and awards, including the RBC Space Award(2023) from the Toronto Arts Foundation, The Newcomer and Refugee Artists Mentorship Grant(2021) from the Toronto Arts Council, the RBC Space Award(2021), and the RBC Art Access Fund(2016) from the Toronto Arts Foundation among others.Azadeh holds a bachelor's degree in painting and a master's in visual communication from Iran. Additionally, in 2023, she completed Centennial College's Arts Management program in Canada. She currently is pursuing her MFA at The University of Waterloo in order to further develop her artistic skills and enhance her career prospects in the field of fine arts.

Education

2023-Current | Master's degree in Fine Arts, The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada 

2022-2023 | Arts Managment Diploma, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada 

2008-2010 | Master’s degree in Visual Communication, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2001-2005 | Bachelor’s degree in Painting, Shahid Bahonar Kerman University , Kerman,Iran          

Upcoming 

2024 | Canada - Voices | Remote Gallery in Toronto 

2024 | Canada - Voices | University of Waterloo in Waterloo

Solo Exhibitions

2023 | Canada - Resistance through Mark-Making | Richmondhill Central Library

2018 | Canada - They Are Around | Tornto Centre for the Art

2017 | Canada - They Had Not Read the News | TOAF

2017 | Canada - They are Around | Toronto City Hall

2016 | Canada - They Had Not Read the News | Mekkic Gallery in Montreal 

2010 | Iran - People Around | Azad University in Tehran Faculty of Art and Architecture

2008 | Iran - People Around | Khatam Gallery in Rasht 

2005 | Iran - Nature | Bahonar Kerman University in Kerman

Group Exhibitions

2023 | Canada - Layers: Revisiting and Uncovering | The University of Waterloo 

2023 | Canada - A Trilogy of a Revolution| Richmondhill Central Library 

2023 | Canada - Impact2023 | Neilson Park Comunity Centre 

2017 | Netherlands - Dinner with Friends | The Museum of Volkenkunde

2017 | Canada - The Precious Land | Gallery 1313

2017 | Canada - Communication | Capital One Group in North York

2017 | Canada - Art for Social Justice | Evergreen Brick Works

2017 | Canada - 7C | Cahoot Theatre 30th Gala

2017|Canada - New Canadian Life | The Scope - Ryerson University

2017 | Canada - 7C of Nowruzgan | Toronto Centre for the Arts

2017 | Canada - They Had Not Read | Workman Arts

2016 | Canada - Movement| Mural Routes 

2016 | Canada - Everyday Life|True North Foundation  

2010 | Iran - Guilan Province Painters|Bahman Gallery in tehran   

2001 | Iran - Nature | San’aati Museum in Kerman

Awards & Scholarships 

2024 | Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarship

2023 | Toronto Art Foundation |  RBC Space Award

2021 | Toronto Art Council | Newcomer and Refugee Artists Mentorship Grant 2017

2021 | Toronto Art Council | RBC Space Award

2019 | Thorncliffe Employment Service |  College, and Universities Fund

2017 | The New Regionalism Projects |  Artists of Eyes of Society

2017 | Toronto Art Council | Artists of Eyes of Society

2016 | Toronto Art Foundation | RBC Art Access Fund  

2016 | Thorncliffe Employment Service |  College, and Universities Fund 

2005 | Iran Faajr Festival |  The Best Student Actress Award      

Engagement

2022 | Juror at Nailson Park Creative Centre  |  29th Annual Juried  Exhibition 

2020 | Juror at Toronto Arts Foundation | Newcomer Artist Award 

Presentations

2021 | Mexico - Understanding migrations through performativity, culture and the visual arts  | IBERO University

2018 | Canada -  Trust-an artistic journey  | Markham Artist Group

2017 | Netherlands  - Dinner with Friends  | Center for the Arts and Society of University of Leiden

2017 | Canada -  Trust-an artistic journey  | Oasis Toronto Secular

Performance 

2021 | Canada -  The Woman I Want, directed by Gita Hashemi

2017 | Canada -  Save Arash, collaborated with a group of  Toronto based artists and activists

2010 | Iran -  The Glass Menageries 

2005 | Iran -  The Chinese Wall, directed by Yaddollah Aghaabbasi

2000 | Iran -  Kachal-e- Kaftar baaz, directed by  Ali Haaj Ali  AsgariIran



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