Abedar Kamgari (She/Her)
Diaspora, Migration, Language, Distance, Desire, Performance, Hybridity.

Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design, OCAD University.

Portfolio: www.abedarkamgari.com

Abedar Kamgari is an artist, independent curator, and arts worker based in Hamilton. Her practice unpacks the complexities of displacement and diaspora using site-responsive, embodied, and relational approaches to video and performance art. She is concerned with how the politics of assimilation, access, and belonging unfold in intimate and public social settings. Abedar received a BFA in Studio Art from McMaster University in 2016 and has performed, screened, and exhibited in a range of institutional contexts across Southern Ontario since. As a curator and arts worker, she has organized numerous exhibitions, screenings, and community programs including There and Here (2016), To see and see again (2019), Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival (ongoing) and the Pressure Points: Gentrification and the Arts in Hamilton symposium (2019).