Nahed Mansour

nahed.mansour (@) gmail.com


EDUCATION

2010: Masters Program in Visual Arts (MFA), Open Media, Concordia University- Montreal
2006: Honours Bachelor of Arts, Specialist Semiotics and Communication Studies and Major in Visual Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto   

ARTS PROGRAMMING + ADMINISTRATION

2019- Current: Curator of Programs and Education at Gardiner Museum, Toronto
2017-2018: Constituent Curator at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Toronto
2015- 2017: Artistic Director, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto
2012-2015: Festival Director, Mayworks Festival, Toronto
2009-2012: Program Coordinator, Mayworks Festival, Toronto
2010-2012: EducationCoordinator, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Toronto
2009-2010: Publications Assistant, Fuse Magazine, Toronto

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020: Litte Egypt Doesn't Dance Here Anymore, Hamilton Artists Inc - Hamilton 
2019: Little Egypt Doesn't Dance Here Anymore, Articule Gallery - Montreal
2011: Singer, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
2010: Vertigo Vitiligo, La Centrale Gallery, Montreal

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018: Far From Fixed, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston 
2017: HERE, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
2016: Proximities, Hamilton Arts Inc., Hamilton
2015: Visual Arts Mississauga Members Show, Mississauga Arts Gallery, Mississauga
2014: Incident Light: Gendered Artifacts and Traces Illuminated in the Archives, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga
2012:Babel on Rosetta Stone, Gallery 1313, Toronto

VIDEOGRAPHY

2014: Satellite Telefizyoon
Medrar Cairo Egypt, Cairo 
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
 Kassel, Germany
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
New Toronto Works. Pleasuredome, Toronto
2012: Tape #158 (in collaboration with Kandis Friesen)
again + again. Platform Gallery, Winnipeg
Athens Video Art Festival
Athens, Greece
Images Festival, Toronto
2012: Measuring 
Alwan for the Arts, New York
MONITER 7 South Asian Experimental Film andVideo, Toronto
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Toronto
2011: KH 
Vtape Curatorial Incubator v.15, Toronto
MontréalArts Interculturels, Montreal

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2016: SAFE
This Could be The Place, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo
2012: Summit (performed with Bojana Videkanic)
M:ST Performance Festival, Calgary
2010: La Nostalgia Remix (performed with James Luna and Guillermo Gómez-Peña)
7a*11d Festival, Toronto
2007: Hazard Recognition (performed with Louise Liliefeldt and Carali McCall)
Nuit Blanche Toronto, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto 


RESIDENCEY
2008: Disorientalism, AKA Gallery and RedShift Gallery, Saskatoon

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019: They Were Built for Eternity, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre,SAVAC, Toronto
2018: We Look At Animals Because, SAVAC/ CriticalDistance, Toronto
2016: This is Tenderness, Vtape Curatorial Incubator v.13, VTape, Toronto
2014: Hello Darkness (co-curated with Iris Fraser), Pleasuredome, Toronto
2012: Streams Torrents and Waves, SAVAC’s MONITER 9, Toronto
2011: a space without coordinates, SUM°, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto
2008: Border Movements, La Centrale Gallery,Montreal
2007: Enter-gration,Emerging Curator Series. Fado Performance, Toronto

ARTIST TALKS & EDUCATIONAL LECTURES

2021: SAEDA, South Asian Experimental Dance Artists, University of Californa Los Angeles (UCLA), Little Egypt Doesn't Dance Here Anymore Talk, Virtual
2021: Hamilton Arts Inc, Incoming- Grant Writing Proposal Workshop, Virtual
2020: Hamilton Arts Inc., Little Egypt Doesn't Dance Here Anymore, In converstaion with Swapnaa Tamhane, Virtual 
2019: Articule, Little Egypt Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Artist Talk, Montreal
2017: Facilitator, OUROBOROS (Basma Alsharif), Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Toronto
2017: Invited Portfolio, Reviewer, Low Res, Gallery 44, Toronto
2017: Panelist, Suadade Radio (Roy Dib), Pleasuredome Film and Video Collective, Toronto
2017: Panelist, Dislocation in the Cinema,Images Festival, Toronto
2017: Invited Portfolio Reviewer, Ryerson School of Image Arts, Toronto
2016: NahedMansour, Artist Talk, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston
2016: Larissa Sansour Trilogy, Moderator, Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Toronto
2016: Last Time We Spoke, Moderator, Ryerson Image Centre,Toronto
2016: This Could Be The Place, Panelist, Waterloo
2015: 20/20 Vision/Hindsight, Panelist, Workers Arts Heritage Center - Hamilton
2015: Future of Precarious Work, Panelist, Creative Catalyst Conference, Toronto
2014:Un/Doing Disciplinary Boundaries: Artwork, Decolonization, and World Politics – Moderator, International Studies Association, Toronto
2014: Ethnocultural Art Histories Research. Artist Talk, Concordia University,Montreal
2014: South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), Artist Talk, Toronto 

2013: Cultural Studies Speaks.
 Artist Talk, Queens University, Kingston
2013: Representing a Modernizing 1980's Egypt Through Dance – Panelist, 
Universityof San Francisco
2012: Moustache: Performing Masculinity, Artist Talk, M:ST Performative Art Festival, Calgary

2011: Panel Discussion as SUM°, Artist Talk, Toronto Free Gallery,Toronto
2011: Video Surplus/ Varied Toil.
 Artist Talk, Modern Fuel Artist-RunCentre, Kingston
2011: Performing Acts of Self-Representation: Autoethnography as a Strategy ofResistance, Panelist, San Diego
2010: Pictures and Protests, Workshop Facilitator, SAVAC, Toronto
2009: Not Your Harem Girl: Cinema and Stereotypes, Panelist, Toronto PalestineFilm Festival, Toronto

GRANTS/AWARDS

2020: Toronto Arts Council Leaders' Lab Fellow
2020: Toronto Arts Council - Newcomer and Refugee Mentorship Award (mentoring Addisalem Zewdie)
2020: Toronto Arts Council - Visual Artist Grant
2019: Toronto Arts Council - Newcomer and Refugee Mentorship Award (mentoring Ghazaleh Avarsamani)
2018: Ontario ArtsCouncil  - Exhibition Assistance
2017: Ontario Arts Council - Visual Artist Grant
2018: Toronto Arts Council - Newcomer and Refugee Mentorship Award (mentoring Toleen Touq)
2016: Ontario Arts Council - Emerging Artist
2016: Curator Prize Mississauga Arts Gallery
2015: Toronto Arts Council - Emerging Artist
2014: Ontario ArtsCouncil  - Exhibition Assistance
2014: Winner of the Steamwhistle Homebrew Award (with Kandis Friesen) Images Festival
2011: Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist
2009: Glay Sperling Scholarship, Concordia University
2009: Joyce Melville Memorial Scholarship, Concordia University

MEDIA + REVIEWS

2020: Reproductions of Reproductions, Traces of Traces, Sarah Sarofim, Canadian Art
2019: Nahed Mansour at Articule, Montréal, Tammer El-Sheikh, Akimblog
2019: An Interview with Nahed Mansour- Little Egypt Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Emma Morrison, Yiara Magazine 


BOARD

2020-Current: Ontario Association of Art Galleries (Operating as Ontario Galleries), Board, Toronto
2013-2015: Pleasure Dome, Board of Directors Member, Toronto
2010-2013: Toronto Free Gallery Board of Directors Member/Secretary, Toronto
2009-2014: Fuse Magazine Editorial Board, Toronto
2005-2007: Fado Performance Art Centre Board of Directors Member, Toronto
2005-2007: Community Arts Ontario Board of Directors Member/ Secretary, Toronto 

JURY EXPERIENCE

2021: Workman Arts, Rendezvous with Madness Festival, Jury
2020: ArtworxTO Community Cultural Hubs Curators Selection Panel
2020: Toronto Arts Council, Visual/Media Arts Projects
2020: Ontario Arts Council, Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse
2019: Guest Juror of 2019 University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition Graduate Exhibition, University of Toronto
2018: Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)- Exhibitions and Public Programs 2018: Ontario Association of Art Galleries - Exhibitions and Public Programs 
2018: Nuit Blanche, Scarborough Independent Projects 
2018: Akin Studio Projects at MOCA Toronto
2016-2017: Ali Mustafa Memorial Awards for People's Journalism 
2016: Toronto Arts Council Animating Toronto Parks
2015: Toronto Arts Foundation Awards

MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE 
2020: Guest Mentor, VTape Curatorial Incubator v.16: Living in Hope: “It could be a good day. It needs to be treated carefully” , curated by Robin Alex McDonald
2020-2021: Mentored Addisalam Zewdi, Toronto Arts Council - Newcomer and Refugee Mentorship Award
2018-2019: Mentored Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Toronto Arts Council - Newcomer and Refugee Mentorship Award
2018-2018: Mentored Toleen Touq, Toronto Arts Council - Newcomer and Refugee Mentorship Award
2016: Mentored curator Maria Alejandrina Coates (also mentored by John H. Hampton), Trinity Square Video and SAVCA Members Exhibition, Terraforming, Toronto

OTHER
2021: Commissioner, Basic Income: An Artists' Commission

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