Meet with the BIMPE XI Jurors !
We wish to warmly thank our three jury members who have take on the task to select prints for BIMPE XI prizes and honourable mentions.
Dan Starling is an interdisciplinary artist who works with print media. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC he holds a Meistershuler from the Städelschule, Frankfurt and has previously taught at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and NSCAD University.
Aurora Landín is a Mexican/American/Canadian artist whose work ranges from traditional printmaking to drawing, painting and installation.She received a Diploma of Art and Design from Red Deer College, a BFA from the University of Calgary, and an MFA from Washington State University. In addition to a long working association with galleries and other arts organizations, Aurora has taught in several institutions, including the University of Manitoba, the Alberta College of Art and Design (AU Arts), and currently Langara College in Vancouver. A recipient of various grants and awards, her work has been shown and collected through numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Italy, and Poland.
Mehdi Darvishi was born in the summer of 1988, coinciding with the Iran – Iraq peace resolution. In his war-stricken hometown, Mehdi grew up unexposed to art galleries and museums. In 2007 he left home to earn a BFA in Painting at the University of Tehran where he learned basic printmaking techniques such as relief and intaglio. After receiving his degree in 2011, his interest in printmaking grew into a life’s pursuit. He has since exhibited in over 30 countries and has participated in numerous global exhibitions, competitions, residencies, and as a visiting artist. His works have been widely collected by museums such as the China Printmaking Museum, the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, and the US Library of Congress.