Acme Studios — Amin Rehman

Supporting Artists since 1972

Amin Rehman

Associate Artist Residency

Amin Rehman is a multidisciplinary visual artist who has been working since the 1980s. Originally from Pakistan, he studied at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, the University of Punjab, Lahore, the University of Manchester, UK, and the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He has exhibited extensively in a number of exhibitions and festivals across Canada and abroad, notably Other Histories, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, (2018), Hope, Art Gallery of Regina, Saskatchewan (2014); A is for…, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, Canada (2012); White Wash, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (2011); Erasing Borders, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA (2009); Fourth Biennial of Islamic Contemporary Painting, Tehran, Iran (2006); Hart House Juried show, J M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto (2006); Contemporary Miniatures and New Art Forms, Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia (2006); Creative Insecurity at Harbourfront, Toronto (2004); and From Images to Images, Idée Gallery, Toronto (1992).

Amin received a British Council Fellowship to study in the History of Art Department, University of Manchester, England in 1988; a Smithsonian Internship in Washington D.C. in 1988; Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts in 2014 and 2017: a Chalmers Fellowship Award, Ontario Arts Council, Canada in 2008 and 2017; Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Artist grants in 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2020; Toronto Arts Council Visual Artist grant in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2020; and ’Artist of the year award for 2005’ by South Asian Visual Arts Collective, Toronto, Canada. Rehman’s interests and issues are primarily drawn from his experience of living in Pakistan and Canada. His work engages and comments on the current effects of neo-colonialism and globalization and also encompasses a number of artist practices such as installation, painting, video and neon. Rehman currently resides in Toronto.

Associate Artist Residency
Acme's Associate Artist Residency allows artists to apply directly to Acme for shorter-term (up to three months) residency opportunities. These residencies are selected directly by Acme and tailored to suit the development and networking needs of international artists, allowing them to engage in research, develop relationships and focus on their work in a supported environment.

This residency has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.