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Biography   DARA ARAM

   E-mail: dara.aram3@gmail.com   




* 2012        Artist-Educator Foundions Course, The Royal Conservatory of Music. Toronto.

* 1990        Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada

* 1980        Slemani Institute of Art, Kurdistan



2005-2015    Howard P.S. Toronto (Art Instructor)         

                     Charles G Fraser P.S. Toronto(Art Instructor)

                    Pape P.S Toronto.(Art Instructor)

                    Fleming P.S.,  Mornelle Community Centre, Scarborough, On.       

                    Crescent Town P.S. Scarborough, On.        

                    Gordonridge Community Centre, Scarborough,

                   Mary Shadd public School, Kew Beach Jr.ps, Calico Public School, Givins/Shaw P.S, Brich Cliff     

                   P.S., Golf Road Jr.P.S., St. Roch Catholic School., Wexford Collegiate for the Arts .Toronto

2004           St. Roch Catholic School, R.J.Lang Elementary & Middle School. North York.   

2003          .Summit Heights E.S., Oriole Park P.S., Crescent  Town P.S. General Brock P.S

                   Leslieville P. S., Pape P.S. Toronto. (art instructor)

2002          New Media, Ryerson University(lecture) ., Courcelette Public School, Toronto (workshop)

2000-2001        Courcelette Public School, St. Cyprian and St. Nicholas Catholic School(art instructor)

1999.        General Brock Public School Scarborough and Durham Board of Education; (art instructor)

                Corvette Junior Public School , Gordonridge Community Center Scarborough and O’Connor Focus  

                 Community Center North York (art instructor/volunteer).


1990-1995    O’Connor Public School, Balla Avenue School, O’Connor Focus Community and Maple Leaf 

                    Public   School, Metropolitan Toronto, (art instructor)



2017        Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton. Out of Back

                The Artist Project Toronto

2016         John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto(Suspension+Motion)( Ontario Society Of Artists)

                  The Artist Project Toronto

                Todmorden Mills,Paper Gallery (Ontario Society of Artists)

2015        The Artist Project Toronto

                Cedar Ridge Gallery , Toronto

               John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto(Order in Disorder., Ontario Society Of Artists)

               Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, Canada(Reflect Natures)

2014        The Artist project Toronto. Better living Centre

               Languages of  Life Inc. Ottawa, (Group Show)

               Neilson Park Creative  Centre. Etobicoke . (Group show)

2013        Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

               Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

              The Artist project Toronto. Better living Centre

2012        The Artist Project. Queen Elizabeth Building. Toronto.

               The Peach Gallery, Toronto.

2011        Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto

               Earl Court Gallery, Hamilton, On.

2010        Kipling Art Gallery, Woodbridge (Group Show)

               Toronto Art Expo, Convention Center

               Osaka Museum  Japan (Jaala Group Show)

              Awol Gallery Toronto(Square Foot Show)

2009        Galerie P’Art, Zeist. Netherlands (Hope/Freedom)

                 Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough, On.(Integration)

                Toronto Art Expo, Convention Centre

2008        Toronto Art Expo, Convention Centre

                Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto

                Languages of  Life Inc. Ottawa, (Group Show)

               Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan(Jalla group Show)

2007        Toronto International Art Fair Convention Centre

                 Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto(Anfal)

2006        Cedar Ridge Gallery. Scarborough, Ont.

2005        Streek Museum Gorrdijk, Netherlands.(Peace/Environment)

                Praxis Gallery, Toronto. Ont.

                Park Avenue Gallery, Toronto, Ont.

2004        Bergen Art Cultural Centre, Norway.(Peace)

               Praxis Gallery,  Toronto. Canada

               Arnehimn Art Gallery, Netherlands (Group Show)

               Steam Whistle Brewing Gallery, Toronto. Canada.(Group Show)

               Ben Franklin Place,Ottawa. Canada.(Languages Of Life Inc)

2003       L.B Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark     

               John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto. Canada(The S.C.A. Juried Exhibition)               

                Nicola Rukaj Gallery , Toronto, Canada               

2002.     Westdale Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

              Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan (Jalla Show)
               Nicola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto. Canada (Group Show) 


2001      Galerie Gora, Montreal, Qc. Canada                  

               L.B Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark.       

               Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (The Man’s Chapel)   

               Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Group Show)         

                Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Center, Toronto, Canada (The Man’s Chapel)        

2000        Tokyo Metropolitan Museum , Tokyo, Japan (Group Show)                  

                 Galerie d’Arts Contemporaines, Montreal, Quebec, Canada                  

                  Hummingbird Center, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)                

                 Chilliwack, BC Canada (Group Show)              

                 Galleri Gunnrammet, Stockholm, Sweden                


1999            Juten Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada               

                    Nicola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada            

                    Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)            

                    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Canada           

                      Medborgarhuest Kultor, Stockholm, Sweden            


1998        Galleri  Mowestor, Stockholm, Sweden

                  ABF Galleri,  Stockholm, Sweden

                Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

                 Westdale Gallery, Hamilton, Ont., Canada

                 Praxis Gallery, Hamilton, Ont., Canada

1997         Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

                 Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

                 K.C.C. London, UK.

1996         Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada

                Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

                Gallery 306, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

                Gallery Space, London, UK. (Group Show)

                Cedar Ridge Art Gallery, Scarb, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

                Lebovic Gallery, Scarb, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

1995        Akademiya Kurdi, Dusseldorf, Germany

               Uptown Gallery, North York, Ont., Canada

              Art Gallery International, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

               Forbes Community Center, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

1994        A Space Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada

                  Kitchener City Hall,  Kitchener, Ont., Canada               

                Canadian Stage Company, Toronto, Ont., Canada

                Workscene Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada  (Group Show)

                 Gallery 306, Toronto, Ont., Canada                   

1993         Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarb., Ont., Canada (Group Show)                  

                A Space Members’ Wall, Toronto, Ont., Canada

                Consilium Place, Scarb., Ont., Canada (Group Show)

                Gallery 306, Toronto, Ont., Canada

                   B.E.S.L. Art Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada                   


1992         Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ont., Canada (Group Show)

                 Etobicoke Board of Education, Etobicoke, Ont., Canada

                Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, Mississauga, Ont., Canada

                 International Artists, Gallery Hittite, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)


1991         City Hall Toronto, Ont., Canada

                 Chinaman Art Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada

                 Gallery 306, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Group Show)


1990         B.E.S.L.  Art Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Canada

1988         Russian Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria

1985         Suleymany Museum, Kurdistan


1985.        Suleymany Institute Festival of Art (Group Show)



                Sweden, Italy, Kurdistan, Syria, Germany,  USA, Japan, Denmark and Canada



2015        Mirror Paper

2011        The Hamilton Spectator. Regina Haggo.

                 Scarborough Mirror by Danielle Millery,

2009         Mirror Paper By Eric Heino and phil Lameira(Mystic Horizon )

2007         Mirror Paper By Mike Adle ( Anfal Exhibition)

2002        The Hamilton Spectator by Regina Haggo, Hamilton, Canada

2000        Mirror Paper by Olga B Herrmann

1999        Mirror Paper by Kim Champion, Toronto, Canada

                Surface&Symbol Paper by Kalli Paakspuu, Toronto, Canada

1998        The Hamilton Spectator by Susan Clairmont , Hamilton, Ont., Canada

1997        The Hamilton Spectator by Jeff Mahoney, Hamilton, Ont., Canada

1996        Hangow Magazine, UK. Sharawnd Paper, Mix Magazine Toronto, Ont., Canada

1995       Yakgrtan Magazine, Denmark, Al Miraat Paper Montreal, and Ozgur Politika Paper Germany

1994.       Parallelagramma, Toronto and Surface & Symbol Paper, Scarb, Ont., Canada

1988.Al Teshrin Paper, Syria




2001        Rogers TV, Toronto, Canada

                K TV, Copenhagen , Denmark

2000       CFMT TV, Toronto, Canada

1998       Hangow Radio and MTV, Stockholm, Sweden

               Shaw TV, Scarborough, Ont., Canada

1996      Rogers TV, Toronto, Ont., Canada

1995      Med TV, Belgium



A Space Gallery Toronto(former  member of Program Committee)

Visual Arts Ontario

Scarborough Arts Council(former Member of  Board of  Director)

Cedar Ridge Art Gallery


2017                   Short Grant, Ontario Arts Council   

2015                  Ontario Society Of Artists 142nd Open Juried Exhibition

2015                  Short Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2014                   Artists in Education, Ontario Arts Council

2013                   Short Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2011                   Artists Project, Ontario Arts Council      

                           Short Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2010                  Artists Project, Ontario Arts Council

2009                  Short Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2008                  Artists in Education, Ontario Arts Council,(Special Project)

2007                  Short Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2006                  Artists in Education, Ontario Arts Council

2003                  Artists in Education, Ontario Arts Council

2002                  Artists in Education , Ontario Arts Council

2000                  Artists in Education, (Ontario Arts Council)

1999                  Mid-Career Artist’s Grant, Ontario Arts Council

                          Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Canada.

1997                 Visual Arts Individual Grant. Ontario Arts Council

                         Artists in Education, Ontario Arts Council

1994                Artists in Education, Ontario Arts Council

                        Visual Arts Short Grant, Ontario Arts Council