Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Oleg Dergachov and Behzad Ghafarizadeh Exhibition in Montreal

From the ECC Cartoonbooks Club website.

Cartoon by Behzad Ghafarizadeh
Cartoon by Oleg Dergachov

The Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec will hold an exhibition of the cartoons and illustrations of Behzad Ghafarizadeh and Oleg Dergachov entitled ARToon from January 8th to February 8th 2015 in Montreal. The exhibition includes 50 cartoons and illustration of the two artists.

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

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 INTEGRART in Warszaw, and studied with Walter Kaune 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 won awards in many important international cartoon competitions such as Aydin Dogan (2005), Nasreddin Hoja (2000), Yomiuri (1998-1995) and more than 60 other competitions.

Behzad Ghafarizadeh

Behzad Ghafarizadeh was born in September 1983 in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from the University of Tehran in 2009 with a 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 the mechanical engineering department of the 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 been exhibited in many international cartoon exhibitions and published in many cartoon books. 

His cartoons also won awards in many important cartoon competitions such as Global Editorial Cartoon competition (2012), Diogenes, Taborda festival (2009) and Medplan (2014).

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