Shaheer Zazai is a Toronto-based Afghan-Canadian artist with a current studio practice both in painting and digital media. His practice focuses on exploring and attempting to investigate the development of cultural identity in the present geopolitical climate and diaspora.

Current Exhibitions:

Afghanistan My Love at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON (October 8, 2022 - April 10, 2023)
Ornamental Gestures at Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto, ON (January 21 - April 1, 2023)

Select Recent Exhibitions: 

Are We Even at Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB (Oct 15 - Dec 11, 2022)
Studio Practices: Commissioned Artist Videos at A Space Gallery, Toronto (Jan 3 - Dec 17, 2022)
Shifting Ground at DARC Project Space, Ottawa, ON (Aug 29 - Oct 28, 2022)
Porous Identities at Patel Brown Gallery, Montreal, QC (Sept 17 - Oct 29, 2022)
A Call Home - Solo exhibition of new works at Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto, ON
New Acquisitions Exhibition at Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Vers un imaginaire numérique at Centre de Design at UQAM curated by Daniel Cardoso Llach and Theodora Vardouli, Montreal, ON
Artifacts of the Horizon - A group exhibition at Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto, ON
Fossilized Sunshine at Visual Arts Centre curated by Matthew Kyba, Clarington, ON
Remediations at Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice curated by Nicole Burisch and Sally Frater, Hamilton, ON
There and Then at A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON
Is, But Will be - part of Burning Glass, Reading Stone 4 at Blackwood Gallery UTM, Mississauga, ON


'From Microsoft Word, to a Kabul workshop, to the Aga Khan Museum: Exhibit showcases Afghan art, culture and resilience' on CBC Metro Morning Radio
Read about Blackwood Gallery UTM Exhibition 'Is, but will be' on Greenwood UTM online magazine.
Zazai's recent solo exhibition titled 'A Study in Human Error was mentioned in Globe and Mail, Click Here to read the article.
Zazai's digital body of work was covered by Ajam Media Collective, Click Here to read the article.
Zazai's Carpet No. 7 from his digital carpet series was a finalist for Equitable Bank's Emerging Digital Artist Award (EDAA) in 2018.
Zazai's solo exhibition of his digital works in 2018 was covered by CBC Arts, Click Here to read the article.

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