2022 Program Artist

VIBE Arts is a charity providing arts education and professional artistic mentorship to the next generation of creatives. Established in 1995, VIBE seeks to increase access and equity to the arts to encourage wellness, resilience and a sense of belonging.


Azadeh Pirazimian is an Iranian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, art instructor based in Toronto and a former lecturer from Iran. Through her practice, she actively investigates prevailing power structures, social norms and conventions while focusing on belonging, womanhood and everyday resistances. Her interests are a matter of representation, collaboration as practice, feminist politics and intersectionality. She aims to initiate methods within her art practice to create space for dialogue. Azadeh’s artistic approach combines different disciplines, including photography, video, performance art, painting and illustration, while her methodology is consistent. Over the years, her works have been showcased at several exhibitions in Iran, Canada and the Netherlands.

Akshata Naik is a contemporary visual artist, educator, researcher, and administrator based in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Mumbai, Akshata has lived in Vadodara and the UK. Her works reflect upon her lived experiences of moving homes, cities, and countries. Through a lens of immigration, war, displacement, home, and belonging. She works towards co-creating with her viewers an immersive experience and interactive art installations which consist of drawing, painting, ephemeral temporary sculptures, and art in virtual reality. Akshata has exhibited internationally in North America, Europe, and Asia, including solo and group exhibitions at galleries in the UK, Canada, and India.

Jenny Chen is a visual artist living in Toronto. She makes art to process information about the world around her while raising questions about existentialism and spirituality. Her work uses symbols to create mystical environments because she wants viewers to wonder about life beyond the material world. She graduated from OCAD University in 2016, with a major in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Illustration. Since then, she has mainly worked in watercolour, pen and clay. Her works have been showcased in various exhibitions in Toronto and Montreal.


VIBE Arts Weekend Family Workshops at 72 Perth

Join artist Azadeh Pirazimian for family-friendly art activities every Saturday at 72 Perth. Azadeh will be leading a multimedia workshop with a focus on stencil printmaking. Participants will make sketches of one simple object or visual element that has captured their attention and mind among the artworks of the exhibit. They will then cut out […]

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May 7 – May 28

11:00am – 5:00pm


VIBE Arts Weekend Family Workshops at SAIB

Join artists Akshata Naik and Jenny Chen for family-friendly art activities every Sunday at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga. Akshata and Jenny will be leading multimedia workshops focusing on painting and collage. Drive The Vibe is an outreach initiative community sharing program by VIBE Arts that engages in diverse communities within the Greater […]


TBA 2022 Closing BBQ and Book Launch

The Toronto Biennial of Art will celebrate the closing of the 2022 edition with a family- and youth- friendly BBQ for neighbours and those further afield. Enjoy great food and an array of participatory activities including Storytelling tours of the exhibition at the Small Arms Inspection Building, interactive walks focusing on the building’s history and […]

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