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RUSHDI ANWAR
Born in Halabja, Kurdistan, lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

EDUCATION
2016        Doctorate of Philosophy Art (PhD), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2010        Master of Fine Art – MFA, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2006        Diploma of Graphic Design, Enmore Design Centre, Sydney Institute- Sydney, Australia
1992        Diploma of Civil Engineering and Draftsmanship, Institute of Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Kurdistan

SOLO EXHIBITION
2017        "The Notion of Place and Displacement", MARC Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017        "Reframe “Home” with Patterns of Displacement", 2017 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2017        “The Patterns of Displacement in Context of Home",Emerge in Yarra Festival 2017, Multicultural Arts Victoria,Australia
2016        "Materiality and Form", RMIT School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2015        "Hanging Issues", 2015 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, The Atrium Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
2015        "Irhal (Expel)";, 2015 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, No Vacancy Project Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2013        "Landlock" Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney, Australia
2012        "Hanging Issues", Ne Na Contemporary Art Space / Baan Monfai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2011        "Poetic reading for material transformation", Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
2011        "Aesthetics of change", Schrinerhalle Gallery, Zug, Switzerland
2010        "Narrative of change through materials", First Site Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2008        Pollock Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004        ASPIC-Le Menilmuche, Paris, France
2004        Slemani Museum Gallery, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
2003        "Searching for Home In the Face of Exile", TAP Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1997        Gallery of Meads Youth Center, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1996        Museum Hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1990        Gallery of Kerkwk Technology Institute, Kerkwk, Kurdistan
1989        Museum Hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan

Collaborations EXHIBITIONS
2017        "The Invisible" Project Exhibition, UTS ART Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2015        "Wrapped in Culture”, Collaboration Project Exhibition, NeNa Contemporary Art Space/Baan Monfai Culture Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2014        The After State, Collaboration Project Exhibition, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2014        Material Perception (Part 2), First Site Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2014        Material Perception (Part 1), D11 Artist-Led Exhibition Space, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017        OCTOPUS 17: Forever Transformed, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2017        Melbourne Festival "An unorthodox flow of images", Centre for Contemporary Photography - CCP, Melbourne, Australia
2017        William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2017, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia (Upcoming)
2017        Darebin Art Prize 2017, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia (Upcoming)
2017        SWELL Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Queensland, Australia
2017        JAALA Biennale, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo,Japan
2017        12Th International Arts and Workshop Exhibition, Rajamangala University, Pathum Thani, Thailand
2017        12Th International Visual Arts and Workshop Exhibition, PohChang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand
2017        “Let's CrossThe Sea”, BlackCat Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017        “BOO”, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2016        The Installation Zone, The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair 2016, Toronto, Canada
2016        Pinpoint-Banyule Contemporary Art Fair, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia
2016        “Play2” Blindside Projects, Satellite Projects, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
2016        20th JAALA International Art Exhibition, Kawasaki,Japan
2015        Darebin Art Prize 2015,Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2015        "Art For Social Change", 2015 Incinerator Art Award, Incinerator Gallery,Melbourne, Australia
2015        "In Space", The 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper,Hatch Contemporary Arts Space,Melbourne, Australia
2015        "Lost in Translocation", Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University,Melbourne, Australia
2014        "Moreland Summer Show 2014", Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
2014        "4A A4",4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
2014        19th JAALA International Art Exhibition, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki,Japan
2014        3rd International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2014        "Superfictions 1: The Art Fair Murders", Kings Artist Run Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2014        "WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE FESTIVAL", RMIT School of Art, RMIT University,Melbourne, Australia
2014        Australian War Memorial, Gallery:Permanent Display, Canberra, Australia
2014        "Chaos" Yesterday and today exhibition, Dark Horse Experiment Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2013        Burapha Arts Exhibition Connect: Expand and “3 X 3” Project, The National Gallery Bangkok, Bangkok,Thailand
2013        "Landlock" Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney, Australia
2013        "ANL Maritime Art Prize Exhibition", The Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne, Australia
2012        18th JAALA International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo,Japan
2012        Future Visions at the Australia festival, Divonne-les Bains, Grilly, France
2012        Matter and Space", Ne Na Contemporary Art Space / Baan Monfai, Chiang Mai,Thailand
2011        When the Image Takes Form", Mølla Kulturhus på Grim, Norway
2011        Untitled", Sardam Gallery, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
2010        Siemens - RMIT Fine Art Scholarship Awards, RMIT Galler, Melbourne, Australia
2010        17th JAALA International Art Exhibition, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan
2010        Survival of a culture: Kurds in Australia", Immigration Museum, Melbourne, Australia
2010        Master of Fine Art, Graduate Show, The Gossard Building, RMIT University,Melbourne, Australia
2010        RMIT School of  Art Gallery, "Place", RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2010        ANL Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition, The Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne, Australia
2010        Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, "Is What Is", Melbourne, Australia
2010        Melbourne Fringe Festival, Brunswick Art Space, "Marking Time", Melbourne, Australia
2010        Darebin Art Show, Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2010        Collingwood Gallery, "From The Jungle To The Desert ...", Melbourne, Australia
2009        Space Gallery, " POST ", Melbourne, Australia
2009        NG Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2009        Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
2009        Pollock Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2009        Pigment Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2008        16th JAALA International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2008        The Australian Centre, The University of Melbourne, Australia
2008        Pollock Gallery, Melbourne- Australia
2008        New Art Works Gallery, Canberra- Australia
2007        6th Lessedra international mini print, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007        Pollock Gallery, Melbourne- Australia
2007        Art 4 Aid, Victoria Art Society Gallery, Melbourne- Australia
2007        Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2006        TAH Exhibition, Sydney Antique Centre Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2005        New Faces-New Works, Pollock Gallery, Melbourne- Australia
2004        14th JAALA International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004        Scarborough civic centre &art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004        The White man, Slemani Museum Gallery, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
2003        Nude Exhibition, TAP Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2002        International Faces Festival, Billas- Finland
2002        Contemporary Kurdish Art, Synergy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2002        TAP Gallery, Freedom Show, Sydney, Australia
2002        Australian Kurdish Cultural Center, Sydney, Australia
02-00       Six exhibitions, Lavender Bay Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2000        Town Hall Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
1999        Town Hall Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
1996        Gallery of Meads Youth Center, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1996        ANFAL poster show, Kerkuk Cultural Hall, Kurdistan
1996        HALABJA Festival, Kurdistan
1995        Arbela  Gallery , Hawller, Kurdistan
1995        Zamwa Gallery, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1995        Fine Arts Cultural Festival, Cultural hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1995        Galileo Poster, Cultural hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1994        Fine Arts Cultural Festival, Cultural hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1994        Fine Arts and Drama Festival, Medya Hall, Hawller, Kurdistan
1994        Slemani Youth Exhibition, Graz town hall, Graz, Austria
1994        Surkyw Hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1994        Halabja and Korew, Museum Hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1994        HALABJA Festival, Hallabja, Kurdistan
1994        Krlepwr, Surkyw Hall, Sulaimani, Kurdistan
1993        HALABJA Festival, Hallabja, Kurdistan
1992        Gallery of Kerkwk Technology Institute, Kerkwk, Kurdistan

SELECTED AWARDS And Grants
2017        Art Residency Program, Project Time- Artist in Residence, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017        Art Residency Program, Rajamangala University of Technology(RMUTT), Pathumthani, Thailand
2016        Project funding grant, Arts projects for individuals and groups grant, the Australia Council for the Arts
2016        Project funding grant,Creative Victoria's VicArts Grants program
2016        Award A Space In The Installation Zone, The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair 2016, Toronto, Canada
2015        Finalist, Incinerator Art Award, Incinerator Gallery,Melbourne, Australia
2015        Finalist, The 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper,Hatch Contemporary Arts Space,Melbourne, Australia
2015        Finalist, Darebin Art Prize, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2015        Art Residency, Ne' Na Contemporary Art Space/ Baan Monfai Culture Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2014        Project funding grant, Artist In Residency Program 2014-15, The Australia-Thailand Institute, Australian Government
2014        Golden 15 Finalists, 3rd International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2013        Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australian Government
2013        Art Residency, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney, Australia
2012        Project funding grant, The Australia-Thailand Institute, Department of Foreign Affairs, Australian
2012        Project funding grant, Victorian Multicultural Commission, Melbourne
2012        Project funding grant, RMIT Link Arts; Culture, Melbourne
2012        Art Residency, Ne' Na Contemporary Art Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2011        ArtStart grant, the Australia Council for the Arts
2011        Project funding grant, The Ministry of Arts and Culture, Kurdistan Regional Government
2011        Vice Chancellor’s List Award for Masters in Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne
2010        Siemens Awards Finalist, Fine Art Scholarship Awards, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
2010        Finalist, ANL - Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2010        Project funding grant, RMIT Link Arts and Culture, Melbourne
2009        MFA Award, Master of Fine Art, School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne
2007        Highly Recommended, Art 4 Aid, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS
2013        Australian War Memorial, Contemporary Collection, Canberra, Australia
2013        Faculty of Fine Art and Applied Arts, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand
2010        The Kurdistan Regional Government, The Ministry of Arts & Culture, Sulaimani, Kurdistan

CURATORIAL PRACTICE

2015 WRAPPED IN CULTURE PROJECT
Community art project and exhibition
Collaboration and Curated by: Rushdi Anwar and Melanie Jayne Taylor
Recipients of Australia-Thailand Institute's- Artist-in-Residency Program 2014-2015
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government
Ne Na Contemporary Art Space/ Monfai Cultural Centre
Chiang Mai - Thailand
Link: www.wrappedinculture.com

THE HUA KRATHI PROJECT
7 - 23 March 2013
Co-organized by: Rushdi Anwar, Melanie Jayne
Curated by: Rushdi Anwar, Melanie Jayne Taylor, Shukit Panmongkol
14 Thai Artists
Locations:
-RMIT University School of Art Gallery
-Screen Space
-A pop up Gallery, Federation Square
-Public Program, the Edge Federation Square
Link: www.atai.com.au

MATTER AND SPACE
February 2012
Curated by: Rushdi Anwar
15 International Artists
Ne Na Contemporary Art Space
Monfai Cultural Centre / Living Museum
Chiang Mai – Thailand

UNTITLED, 2011
Curated by: Rushdi Anwar
13 International Artists
Sardam Gallery
Slemani, Kurdistan

PUBLICATIONS and MEDIA
2017        Garland magazine, “Hanging issues: Collaboration between photography and Lana paper making”, Issue 6: Village Nation-@Thailand, Link
2016        journal: Anthropology of the Middle East, “Hope and Sorrow of Displacement”, by Mediya Rangi, Vol. 10, No. 2, winter 2016 Link
2015        Peril Magazine: Featured "The Ashes of War"; by Nikki Lam, Edition 21, August, 2015, Australia, Link
2015        The Saturday Paper, Portrait, "Healing wounds" by Jennifer Down, May 16, 2015, Australia, Link
2015        Heidelberg Leader, Newspaper, October 13, 2015, Melbourne, Australia
2015        "Art For Social Change", Exhibition catalogue, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2015        "In Space", Exhibition catalogue, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia
2015        SBS Radio (Kurdish Program) Australia, Interview,8 May 2015, Australia, Link
2015        "Lost in Translocation", Exhibition catalogue, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University,Melbourne, Australia
2014        SBS Radio (Kurdish Program) Australia, Interview,13 Jun 2014, Australia, Link
2014        Dsetur, Interview By: Zana Mohamad, Kurdistan, No; 71, April 16th
2013        ARTIST PROFILE Magazine, Preview; Rushdi Anwar , Issue 25 November 2013-14, Australia, Link
2013        SBS Radio (Kurdish Program) Australia, Interview,8 Sep 2013, Australia, Link
2013        Canberra Times,"Memorial collection takes a Kurdish turn" by Sally Pryor, August 23, 2013, Australia, Link
2013        "LANDLOCK", Exhibition catalogue, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney, Australia
2013        City News,"Chemical massacre transformed into art" by Helen Musa, August 22, 2013, Australia, Link
2013        89.3FM 2GLF Broadcaster, Interview; 'Landloch Exhibition', April 3, 2013, Australia, Link
2013        ABC Radio Australia, Interview; 'Hua Krathi' brings Thai artists to Melbourne, March 7, 2013 , Australia, Link
2012        Melbourne Leader, Interview with SUSAN WINDMILLER “discusses life's influences”, February 2012, Australia, Link
2012        Melbourne Leader January 2, 2012, Australia, Link
2011        Edeb u Huner, Kurdistani Nwe, Kurdistan, No; 755, November 3th
2011        GALI KURDISTAN TV satellite, (Interview) Art program "barnamai WENA", October 25th, Link
2011        Edeb u Huner, Kurdistani Nwe, Kurdistan, No; 5543, July 28th
2011        GALI KURDISTAN TV satellite, (Interview) Art program “Aweze” , May 18th
2011        KNN TV satellite, (Interview) Art program “Sako” , May 26th
2011        KURDISTA TV satellite, (Interview) program “Roj Bash” , May 24th
2011        Edeb u Huner, Kurdistani Nwe, Kurdistan, No; 5432, March 17th
2011        Neue Zuger Zeitung, Zug - Switzerland, No; 59, March 11th
2010        KURDSAT TV, (Interview) Art program , December 10th
2010        Survival of a culture: Kurds in Australia, Immigration Museum, Melbourne,September
2009        KURDSAT TV. Documentary Art Program, October 14th
2009        KWRDISTAN RAPORT, Kurdistan, No; 697, September 7th
2009        KURDSAT TV, New Day program, January
2009        Shewakari Art Magazin, Kurdistan, Issue 25
2008        AYNDE Magazine, Kurdistan, Issue 79
2006        HOGU DONGAH, Korean newspaper, Sydney, No: 3494, March 10th
2005        KWRDISTANY NWE, Kurdistan, No; 3714, April 2nd
2004        Edeb u Huner, Kurdistan, No: 3389, June 10th
2004        Edeb u Huner, Kurdistan, No: 3383, June 6th
2004        Edeb u Huner, Kurdistan, No: 3371, May 5th
2004        KURDSAT TV, art program, April
2004        AZADY TV, art Program, April
2004        KURDISTAN TV, art program, April
2004        PUK TV, April
2004        AYNDE Magazine, Kurdistan, Issue 55
2004        AL FURAT, Sydney, Australia, issue 22, March 18th
2003        SBS Radio, Kurdish program, Sydney Australia.
2002        VOA Radio, USA, Kurdish program
2002        AL ITTIHAD, Kurdistan, No: 492, September 27th
2002        X KULTURAL ART Magazine, Sydeny, Australia, Volume: 2- issue: 14 May
1997        Alay Azady, Kurdistan, issue 226, March 10th
1997        AL ITTIHAD, Kurdistan, No: 206, February 22nd
1996        PUK TV, Kurdistan, Art program