Sea Change: Artworks from the Perspective of a Transracial Adoptee


An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin

 
DateSaturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:00am to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:00am

Email

omarbadrin@gmail.com

Location

Graduate Student Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin

Opening Reception Friday April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: noon to 5 p.m.

Sea Change: Artworks from the Perspective of a Transracial Adoptee is the title of the thesis exhibition by IAMD MFA candidate Omar Badrin. Badrin, who was born in Malaysia but raised in Newfoundland, uses his own autobiography to explore race and cultural identity. His crocheted artworks act as signifiers for Newfoundland culture by referencing the province’s lively craft tradition. Badrin initially incorporated craft as a way of finding a sense of acceptance into said culture. Over the course of his art-making practice, however, he realized that the desire to belong is perpetual one, with no permanent resolution. As a result, rather than questioning where he belonged, Badrin decided it would be more productive to examine where he is now and to embrace this space as an Otherness.



Poster of An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin
DateSaturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:00am to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:00am

Email

omarbadrin@gmail.com

Website Location

Graduate Student Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario

Journalist Kelly Boutsalis will discuss her work in arts journalism and her commitment to telling stories from Indigenous communities.
Poster of An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:00am to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:00am

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin

Opening Reception Friday April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: noon to 5 p.m.

Sea Change: Artworks from the Perspective of a Transracial Adoptee is the title of the thesis exhibition by IAMD MFA candidate Omar Badrin. Badrin, who was born in Malaysia but raised in Newfoundland, uses his own autobiography to explore race and cultural identity. His crocheted artworks act as signifiers for Newfoundland culture by referencing the province’s lively craft tradition. Badrin initially incorporated craft as a way of finding a sense of acceptance into said culture. Over the course of his art-making practice, however, he realized that the desire to belong is perpetual one, with no permanent resolution. As a result, rather than questioning where he belonged, Badrin decided it would be more productive to examine where he is now and to embrace this space as an Otherness.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
omarbadrin@gmail.com
Poster of An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin
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