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:

Carpets of Eden, Gardens of Fantasy at Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, UAE (Feb 25 - Sept 20, 2024)
Shaheer Zazai: Digital Images as part of Gathering + Mending the Museum Project at Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON (Unitl March 31, 2024)
SForEtoE - ECC Exterior Lobby Window at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC (Ongoing)

Select Recent Exhibitions: 

Allow me to Sow and See the Garden I Become at Patel Brown Gallery, Montreal, QC (Aug 31 - Sept 31, 2023)
Intertwined: Labor and Technology in Contemporary Textile Art at FSU Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL (Aug 31 - Dec 16, 2023)
In Parallel at The Power Plant Contemporary, Toronto, ON (June 23 - Sept 04, 2023)
ECfdV_EC at Libby Leshgold Gallery & Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC (March 1 - June 1 2023)
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)
Are We Even at Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB (Oct 15 - Dec 11, 2022)


“Art Lives”, Episode 1 - Shaheer Zazai, TVO Arts series in coordination with Aga Khan Museum
'Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum Creates a Space of Healing With Afghanistan My Love Exhibition' on NUVO Magazine
'“I touch Afghanistan when I touch these carpets”: Meet the Afghan Canadian artist who designs intricate textiles in Microsoft Word' on TorontoLife
'Artist Spotlight with Shaheer Zazai' 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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