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:

A Call Home - Solo exhibition of new works at Patel Brown Gallery (Feb 12 - Mar 19, 2022)
Studio Practices: Commissioned Artist Videos at A Space Gallery, Toronto (Jan 3 - Dec 17, 2022)

Recent Exhibition: 

New Acquisitions Exhibition at Burnaby Art Gallery, BC (Oct 15, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022)
Nicosia Pop-up Festival 2021 - organised by Nicosia Municipality in collaboration with NiMAC (Dec 10-31, 2021)
Dallas Art Fair with Patel Brown Gallery (Nov 12 - 14, 2021)
Vers un imaginaire numérique at Centre de Design at UQAM, Montreal curated by Daniel Cardoso Llach and Theodora Vardouli (Sept 15 - Nov 7, 2021)
Art Toronto 2021, Toronto Art Fair with Patel Brown Gallery (Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2021)
Artifacts of the Horizon - A group exhibition at Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto (Sept 25 - Oct 30, 2021)
Fossilized Sunshine at Visual Arts Centre of Clarington curated by Matthew Kyba (July 26 - Sept 23, 2021)
Remediations at Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice curated by Nicole Burisch and Sally Frater (Sept 10 - Oct 23, 2021)
Art Spin Toronto, 8th Bike Tour 2021, Toronto
There and Then at A Space Gallery, Toronto
Vector Festival - Infinite Scroll, Multi-Site GIF Exhibition, Toronto
NADA House, Governors Island, New York | Maya Fuhr, Alexa Hatanaka and Shaheer Zazai with Patel Brown Gallery, New York
Burning Glass, Reading Stone 4: Is, but will be - at Blackwood Gallery UTM
Dyssica.: Connecting People, curated by Patrice Chou, Taiwan
Whaaaaats: International Contemporary Art Fair, booth curated by Patrice Chou, Taiwan

Artwork Sales via Patel Brown Gallery

Read about Blackwood Gallery UTM Exhibition 'Is, but will be' on Medium 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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