Aga Khan Museum Toronto - Ontario February 6 to June 26, 2016 Roles: Creative Lead and Design Manager
The city we now know as Istanbul has been an important cultural and economic hub for centuries. Under its many guises, this magnificent place has witnessed a succession of empires, the migration of peoples, and astounding urban growth.
The exhibition proposed to experience the many faces of this city through the astonishing historical collection of the noted Turkish collector and art philanthropist Ömer Koç, and a selection of works by the renowned contemporary photographer Murat Germen. Albums, panoramas, and individual photographs from the 1850s to the early 1900s are combined with 21st-century views that seem almost futuristic in their rendering of scale and space. Immerse yourself in a living city whose history is as varied as the people who call it home.
A THIRST FOR RICHES
Aga Khan Museum Toronto - Ontario June 6 to October 18, 2015 Roles: Creative Lead and Design Manager
In an exclusive Canadian showing, A Thirst for Riches: Carpets from the East in Paintings from the West points to the active history of trade between Europe and Muslim civilizations while exploring how beautiful objects acquire new meanings as they are exchanged. Drawing from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — supplemented by loans from other institutions — the exhibition pairs mid-17th-century Dutch paintings featuring Eastern carpets with actual carpets produced in the East during the same period. Did these carpets symbolize wealth and worldliness — or did they signify vanity and excess?
Aga Khan Museum Toronto - Ontario July 25, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016 Roles: Creative Lead and Design Manager
Pushing boundaries, testing limits: this powerful exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE runs the gamut from photography to installation, sculpture to painting, and more. The visitors experience the work of 12 Arab artists who examine how private life is shaped by current political events.
Aga Khan Museum Toronto - Ontario February 25 to June 21, 2015 Roles: Creative Lead and Design Manager
The second half of the 16th century until the first half of the 19th century was a time of cultural merging that saw Persian themes, Indian colours, and Western influences find their way into Indian architecture and art. Never before shown in North America, the exhibition Visions Of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin features exquisite paintings from this period produced in the Mughal court, the Deccani Sultanates, and the Rajput kingdoms. An outstanding group of elephant portraits, vivid evocations of daily life, royal portraits, and dramatic illustrations of epics and myths are among the highlights of the thematically organized exhibition. All works were selected from the outstanding personal collection of British artist Howard Hodgkin (b. 1932), whose own paintings were also displayed in the concurrent exhibition, Inspired by India.
AGA KHAN MUSEUM
Toronto, Ontario May 2013 to September 2014 Role: Monitoring and managing the museography, way-finding signage and interior design details. Creative lead of the overall museum brand and visual voice.
As a vibrant educational institution, the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto's newest cultural landmark, encourages the full spectrum of public engagement with its diverse Permanent Collection and its ever-changing roster of exhibitions and innovative programs – including music and dance performances, theatre, lectures, workshops, and film screenings.
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto - Ontario November 19, 2011 to April 9, 2012 Roles: Production Artist, Creative Assistant and Budget Holder
Familiar to most but understood by few, the history of the ancient Maya is shrouded in mystery. Their secrets have remained buried for centuries – until now. In this landmark exhibition, the visitors were taking a journey through the mysteries of the Mayan culture. They discovered the sacred roles of their divine rulers, their elaborate writing and counting systems, the cycles of life and death… and the truth behind the 2012 end-of-days legend.
CITOYENS: HIER, AUJOURD'HUI, DEMAIN
Écomusée du fier monde Montreal, Quebec September 27, 2012 to February 24, 2013 Roles: Project Manager, Creative Lead, Exhibition and Graphic Designer
From the mid-19th century until today, numerous citizens have marked the social history of Montreal and the Centre-Sud neighbourhood. This exhibition proposed to discover these community-based pioneers, activists, donors, community workers and stakeholders who have contributed to collective betterment. To get to know these inspiring people, the visitors were going through an intricate path, articulated around a perspective of cubes and spacial constructions. A virtual version of this project is available online at expocitoyens.ca.
Awards Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!
Gatineau, Quebec Société Pièce sur Pièce Roles: Art Director and Graphic Designer
A comprehensive guide that document the history of the Gatineau region. The book, penned in French and titled L’Autre Outaouais, accompany the readers/travellers through the MRC des Collines, La Petit Nation, Vallée de la Gatineau and Pontiac.
Awards 2013 Prix du mérite en interprétation de l'AQIP Lauréat des Culturiades, prix Patrimoine Prix Flamand, Histoire et Patrimoine
EATON GALLERY OF ROME
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, Ontario Permanent Exhibition, opened in 2011 Roles: Creative Design Assistance, Production Coordination
In this gallery ancient Rome is brought to life through the largest collection of Roman artifacts in Canada. The thematic display takes you on a journey spanning over 1000 years of history through Republican and Imperial Rome and encompassing a vast geographic area from Britain to Egypt. The gallery also includes the Bratty Exhibit of Etruria, which throws light on the culture of the Etruscans, Rome’s enigmatic Italian neighbours.
MAMMAL SCHOOL CASES
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, Ontario 2010 Role: Creative and Graphic Design, Production Methods Research
Mammals of Ontario explores several aspects of the animals that live in the province. Students learn about the physical and behavioural adaptations to their living environments and how these adaptations help create the biodiversity that enriches our lives.
Featuring six activity centers, students are encouraged to think about biodiversity and mammal biology from a scientific point of view. The activities have been designed to help students develop their skills in observation, analysis and interpretation. They are able to work directly with a variety of animal specimens as well as casts of animal bones.