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Afifa Bari

Artist member since 2021
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Toronto, Ontario

Born in 1997, Afifa Bari is a contemporary realist oil painter and textile artist based in Toronto. She earned her BFA from York University in 2020. She is currently pursuing her MFA from OCAD University. Through representational art, she examines the contemporary world through the lens of capitalism, uncovering consumerist-values in her work. She discusses issues around ideas of capitalism, such as poverty and the cycle of consumerism. Her work focuses on material possessions and the desire for materialism in the newly advancing society. She discusses fast fashion trends and the constant desire to purchase more in the modern society from a socio-political and environmental outlook.


Work

Conscious
  • Afifa Bari
  • 48" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $5000 buy — $150 try
Conscious II
  • Afifa Bari
  • 36" x 18" x 1.5"
  • $3000 buy — $100 try
Untitled
  • Afifa Bari
  • 24" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $3000 buy — $100 try
Tinged
  • Afifa Bari
  • 36" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $3500 buy — $150 try
Elle
  • Afifa Bari
  • 30" x 30" x 1.5"
  • $2000 buy — $100 try
Vogue
  • Afifa Bari
  • 30" x 30" x 1.5"
  • $2000 buy — $100 try
Denim on Denim
  • Afifa Bari
  • 12" x 18" x 1.5"
  • $350 buy — $25 try
Impulsive
  • Afifa Bari
  • 18" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $500 buy — $75 try
No Longer Blue
  • Afifa Bari
  • 20" x 20" x 1.5"
  • $800 buy — $40 try
Denim II
  • Afifa Bari
  • 12" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $250 buy — $25 try
Embroidered
  • Afifa Bari
  • 10" x 10" x 1.5"
  • $300 buy — $30 try

Inside the Studio


Q+A

Favourite book

Currently:Sapiens

Best season of the year in Toronto

Spring

Beverage of choice

Passion Tea

What do you listen to when you work?

Indie/Pop music & Podcasts

Favourite artist(s) right now

Ines Longrevial, Chloe Wise, Henni Alftan, Caleb Hahne, David Hockney

Favourite medium

Oil Paint

Upcoming Exhibitions
2022-06-08

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Toronto
#TOAF61

Select Past Exhibitions
2022

Remote Gallery, Toronto
Everything Can Be

2021

Summerville Pool, Toronto
The Echoes of Community- Akin x BigArtTO w/ ArtworxTO

2021

Gallery 1313, Toronto
School Times

2021

Collision Gallery, Toronto
Miss-Understood

2021

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Toronto Emerging Arts Exhibit

2020

Open House, York University, Toronto
Coalition

2020

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Ephemeral

2019

Earles Winter Art Gallery
Open Gallery

2019

Open House, York University, Toronto
Super Mega Ultra

2019

Gales Gallery, Toronto
Painting Area Show

2019

Special Projects Gallery, Toronto
The Collective

2019

Gallery 1313, Toronto
The Collective

2018

Earles Winter Art Gallery
Open Gallery

Accolades
2022

City of Toronto and ArtworxTO:Toronto Year of Public Art
ArtworxTO Emerging Artist Spotlight

Residencies
2022

Toronto, ON
Steps Public Art Forum (virtual)

2022

AUTO Bldg - MOCA, Toronto
Akin Studio Program at AUTO bldg- MOCA

2020

Collision Gallery, Toronto
Akin x Collision Gallery

Education
2024

OCAD University
Master of Fine Arts

2021

Ontario Museum Association
Certificate of Museum Studies

2020

York University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Spec.Hons Visual Arts

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