Acme Studios — Amin Rehman

Supporting Artists since 1972

Amin Rehman

Associate Artist Residency

Amin Rehman is a multidisciplinary visual artist originally from Pakistan and based in Canada, who has been working since the 1980’s. His practice explores and critique the effects of globalization in the world today. Using mediums such as vinyl, neon lights and photography, Amin’s work investigate themes such as violence, conflict, war, and the environment to highlight the complexities of such issues in the context of aggressive globalization.

Amin 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). His work has been shown in over 100 art exhibitions internationally in solo, juried, and group art exhibitions. He received a British Council Fellowship to study in History of Art Department, University of Manchester UK and a Smithsonian Internship in Washington D.C, both in 1988. Other awards include the Chalmers Fellowship Award, Ontario Arts Council, Canada in 2008, Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Artists Grants in 2007, 2012 and 2014; Toronto Arts Council Visual Artist grant in 2010 and 2013, Canada Council Visual Artists Grant in 2014 and 2017 and Artist of the year award for 2005 from the South Asian Visual Arts Collective, Toronto, Canada.

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 Australia Council for the Arts