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Nocturne Artist Talk – Roda Medhat

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October 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Roda Medhat is a Kurdish-Canadian artist, currently based in Toronto, Ontario. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from OCAD University, where he specialized in video art, photography, and sculpture/installation work. He also honed his skills in film production at FAMU Film and Television School in Prague.

Roda’s diverse body of work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Osaka University of Art in Japan (2017) and OFF_Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia as part of the European Month of Photography (2017). He has also displayed his sculpture, installation, and film work in various galleries throughout Ontario. In 2022, his sculpture FARSH was featured at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, a highly respected annual event, receiving widespread acclaim in both local media.

As an artist who values accessibility, Roda designs sculptures that everyone can appreciate, transcending the confines of formal art institutions. His creative vision often centres on the experience of being a child of the 1.5 generation, exploring the complexities of living between cultures. Through his art, Roda seeks to bridge cultural divides and promote a sense of shared human experience. His dedication to creating socially impactful and visually stunning art underscores his commitment to advancing the boundaries of contemporary art.

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