Monday, December 29, 2014

Artoon: Behzad Ghafarizadeh and Oleg Dergachov

Behzad Ghafarizadeh informed us about (t)his nice exhibition in Québec:

The Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec  will hold the exhibition of the cartoons and illustrations of Behzad Ghafarizadeh and Oleg Dergachov with title of Artoon (Art+Cartoon) from 8th Jan. to 8th Feb. 2015. The exhibition includes 50 cartoons and illustration of these two artists with different techniques.

Opening of the exhibition : January 8th, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
(The attachments are the exhibition poster, photo of the museum and some images of artists and their cartoons)

Oleg Dergachov

Oleg Dergachov was born on 18th July 1961 in Rostov, Russia. He graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts with Master in Arts degree in 1984. He has also studied bronze and granite sculpture from the INTEGRART in Warszaw, and through his studies with Walter Kaune, Phd, in Goslar, Germany.  In 2005 he moved with his family to Canada. He had over 20 personal cartoon exhibitions in 13 countries. Many of his works are parts of major international public collections such as the National British Library in London, the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow and the collection of Cirque du Soleil in Canada. His artworks have been awarded in many important international cartoon competitions such as Aydin Dogan (2005), Nasreddin Hoja (2000), Youmiuri (1998-1995) and more than 60 other competitions.

Behzad Ghafarizadeh

Behzad Ghafarizadeh was born in September 1983 in Tehran/Iran. He graduated from University of Tehran in 2009 with Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He and his wife moved to Montreal in 2011 In order to continue their education. Currently, he is PhD candidate in mechanical engineering department of École de technologie supérieure (Université du Québec).In 2006, his first individual cartoon exhibition was held in the “Iranian House of Cartoon” in Tehran. His works have already been exhibited in many international cartoon exhibitions and published in many cartoon books. His cartoons also are awarded in many important cartoon competitions such as Global Editorial Cartoon competition (2012),  Diogenes, Taborda festival (2009), Medplan (2014) and etc.


Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec
615, avenue Sainte-Croix
Saint-Laurent circumscription
Montreal Qc H4L 3X6

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