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British Journal of Photography

Now in its sixth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award by British Journal of Photography returns once more to celebrate diversity, community and unity through photography.

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography is excited to announce the 30 winning images and three series winners of Portrait of Humanity Vol. 6, presenting a collection of photographs from all corners of the world that highlight the ubiquitous experiences uniting us during times of division. From young South African boxers to skateboarders in Afghanistan, the winning photographs unravel tales of love, community and friendship, but also displacement, hardship and grief.

Museum of Dufferin

Jahez|Dowry is up at the Silo Gallery inside the Museum of Dufferin for the Unity in Diversity exhibition. Show closes August 31, 2024.

Cooking Up Community

Mariam Magsi's latest book "Cooking Up Community" published by Scarborough Arts in April, 2024. Cooking Up Community is part of the Healthy Arts for Seniors program.

A Cancer Diary

Group exhibition at Part Crowd Gallery. Exhibition closes December 31st, 2023.

Breathless Horizons: Hues of Change

Published in the Forecast Journal in Los Angeles as part of the "Atmosphere" residency led by Farida Amar, 2023

We adorn our dead with flowers.

Hindus for Human Rights calendar, releasing this November, 2023.

Food is our love language

"Food is our love language" artist talk for Nuit Blanche, supported by Eat More Scarborough and Scarborough Arts, 2023.

Vogue Italia

Pink Prayers by Mariam Magsi, published in Vogue Italia, 2023.


Sign up for a brand new hybrid and in-person workshop series led by Mariam Magsi at Scarborough Arts.

Art & Everyday Life

Graduating class of Art & Everyday Life "Sensing the Self" lens-based workshop program facilitated by Mariam Magsi.

This is who we are.

Mariam Magsi's works translated into line drawings alongside works by 15 leading artists for unique colouring book project by Vilcek Foundation and Pen+Brush Gallery in New York City.

Book Launch

Signing books at the "Cooking Up Feminism" book launch at the Cedar Ridge Cultural Centre on March 25th, 2023.

Cooking Up Feminism

The "Cooking Up Feminism" book launched on March 25, 2023 at Cedar Ridge Cultural Centre, supported by the Healthy Arts for Seniors program at Scarborough Arts. Please contact to order your copy of this unique, feminist cookbook.

Belonging Exhibition

Toronto: Belonging group exhibition "Asian migration and belonging" Gallery 183, February 17-March 1

Cooking Up Feminism

Group photo of "Cooking Up Feminism" program participants with facilitator, Mariam Magsi. Book launch coming soon: March, 2023

No Drama Calendar

Paris: Art calendar for sale with 100% of proceeds going to The Golden Gays in the Philippines.

Forecast Journal

Los Angeles: Works from Mariam Magsi's Purdah series are published in Forecast Journal's 10th issue: FREEDOM


Check out Mariam Magsi's work "A long way from home" from the Daughter of the Tribe series at SCOPE Miami as part of Art Basel. Represented by LOUPE Art.


Collector’s Preview: Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 5 - 7pm Sale and 45th anniversary celebration: Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 7 - 10pm Exhibition and sale continues: November 18 - December 3, 2022

Cooking Up Feminism

Mariam Magsi facilitates empowering workshops for BIPOC seniors at Scarborough Arts. Click on the link to register.

Foto Femme United

Read about Mariam Magsi's rebellious art practice in Foto Femme United. Written by Tilly Roberts.

Journal of Critical Race Inquiry

Mariam Magsi's work "Pride Mubarak" is the cover image of the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry. Spring Issue.

Pride Photo Exhibition, 2022

"Rebels at Heart" by Mariam Magsi tours 23 cities in the Netherlands.

Dawat Yan Banquet, AGO

Public presentation of Dawat Yan Banquet with generous support from the AGOxRBC Artists in Residence Program, 2022

Chai + Talk

UTSC Writer-in-Residence, Sheniz Janmohamed poetically responds to multidisciplinary artist, Mariam Magsi's work Kabilay ki Baiti (Daughter of the Tribe)


Virtual panel discussion with Evelyn Benoit, Nicole Tang, Anyi Wang, and Karida Jiayuan Zhang, moderated by Toronto-based artist Mariam Magsi: April 20, 2022, 7pm-8pm.

Public Panel AGO

Presentation of Dawat Yan Banquet: Chapter 1 on April 26, 2022

Chai and Talk

May 7, 2022 - 1 PM (Zoom) Details TBA Sheniz J + Mariam Magsi in collaboration with the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus

Art Gallery of Ontario

Presentation and Panel April 26, 2022 - 5 PM Join AGO X RBC Artists in Residence Mariam Magsi and Eric Chengyang for a conversation about their practices and the work they have created and developed during their respective digital residencies at the AGO this year. Entitled The Dawat Yan Banquet, the artists will reflect on their gathering in which they explore the intersections of food, art and cultural history, from perspectives of Asian hospitality.

Artsy +PPOW Gallery

NYC Auction Alert! A photograph from “Kabilay ki Baiti” (Daughter of the Tribe) is now live and open for bidding on Artsy, at the *Pen + Brush: Auction* curated by Wendy Olsoff and Eden Deering of PPOW Gallery, and is in the inspirational company of brilliant women and non-binary artists. Bidding will be open exclusively on Artsy and will close on Wednesday, March 30th at 2:00pm EDT. @artsy

Pride Photo 2022

Exhibition Dates: April 2022-January 2023 (The Netherlands) “It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that the curators have selected Rebels at Heart for the Pride Photo Exhibition 2022. First of all because it is a beautiful photo. But also because your photo addresses the issue of pigeonholing, both within and outside communities. Even within our own LGBTQIA+ community. A refreshing eye-opener for many people.” ~ Hein-Jan Keijzer, General Director, Pride Photo

AGO-Portraits of Resilience

With a Heavy Heart” was exhibited at “Portraits of Resilience” at the Art Gallery of Ontario and will now join a new exhibition opening to the public at the AGO, on April 16, 2022 titled “I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces.” **Featuring home movies from the Prelinger Archives, alongside celebrated artworks by the likes of David Hockney, Patti Smith, Claes Oldenburg, Annie Pootoogook, Arthur Jafa and Mary Pratt, as well as snapshots, photo albums, grocery lists, and social media.

Afropolitan Canada

The Women of Diversity Summit and Awards is an annual event that honours and recognizes women of colour who are creating change and space to amplify the voices of those who are traditionally excluded. Multidisciplinary Artist, Mariam Magsi is nominated for an award. Results TBA May 7th, 2022 at the Toronto Reference Library.

Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Exploring artistic careers at the Power Plant at the Power Youth Plugging In event.

Art & Grief Relief

Award winning multidisciplinary artist Mariam Magsi shares her deep and insightful experience as an artist and her personal and professional evolution through multiple sources of her own grief journey including the transitioning of her beloved Mother.

AGOxRBC Artists in Residence, 2022

As the Dawat Yan Project, we are beyond excited to share this news with you: we are selected as one of the AGO x RBC Artists in Residence in 2022! During Feb-Apr, we will be creating a collaborative digital installation titled, Dawat Yan Banquet, in response to the theme of “Friendship Near & Far”.

Pen & Brush, NYC

Virtual, live reading of works published in In Print volumes and other publications at the Pen & Brush Foundation in New York, USA.

International Human Rights Arts Festival

Mariam Magsi's poem "The Sk(in) I'm in" gets published with the International Human Rights Arts Festival. 2021

Greenhouse Auctions, 2021

"Where is Home" by Mariam Magsi sold at the Greenhouse Auctions 2021: Social Impact Auction. The entirety of the hammer price is donated to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas and ACLU Texas. Because abortion is healthcare, and bodily autonomy is a human right. A human right worth fighting for.

Photo Place Gallery, 2021

"Paradise Point" created in Karachi, Mariam Magsi's birth city, is on permanent display at the Photo Place Gallery in Vermont, USA, 2021. The work is also published in the "Weather" exhibition catalogue, on sale now.

International Photography Award 2021

Mariam Magsi's photo essay "The Butterfly People" gains recognition at the International Photography Awards, 2021.

Art & Everday Life

Lens-based workshops for marginalized women at the Riverdale Hub in Toronto, Canada.

Community Advisory Panel-Toronto Police

CAP panel for training and advising future Toronto Police officers on anti-racism, anti-discrimination, Islamophobia, anti-semitism, anti-indigeneity and more.

Women Photograph

Official new member of Women Photograph.

Art & the Everyday Workshops

Lens-based workshops with the Riverdale Hub. Facilitated by Mariam Magsi.

PhotoED Magazine

Published in PhotoEd Magazine, Canada!

PhotoED Magazine

Published in PhotoED Magazine showcasing fresh, contemporary, Canadian photography stories.

Smithsonian Magazine

Editor's choice, Smithsonian Magazine.

*(re)presenting the Diaspora, OCAD University, Toronto, CA (2020)
Kabilay ki Baiti in Vogue

Daughter of the Tribe (Kabilay ki Baiti) gets published in Vogue Italia, Photo Vogue. 2020


Truth & Dare Project presents (mus)interpreted, an annual exhibition celebrating the works of Muslim, women artists based in the Greater Toronto Area.

Ghosts & Matter

Ghosts & Matter! Film screening and artist panel night.

Athens Voice, Greece

"A Million Ways To Love" at the Little Islands Festival featured in Athens Voice, Greece.

Little Islands Festival

Public, outdoor screening of "A Million Ways To Love" at the Little Islands Festival in Amorgos and Sikinos, Greece. This project was produced with support from Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto.

Koffler Centre of the Arts

New series examining Baloch identity published with the Koffler Centre of the Arts in Toronto, Canada.

Little Islands Festival

My short film "A Million Ways To Love" gets selected for screening on the Amorgos Island of Greece at the Little Islands Festival.

Pen & Brush NYC

My writing "What's in a name?" published in the 3rd literary magazine edition of Pen & Brush in New York City. Click on the link to order your copy now!

Art Habens

In-depth feature interview in UK based, Art Habens Review.

The Doll Project

Textile Museum of Canada


Jahez | Dowry featured on CNN!

Queer Moving Image

Screening of TRANS:formation in partnership with Queer Moving Image at Little Berlin Art Gallery in Philadelphia, USA.

Salon 44

Salon 44 representing the best in Canadian photography, at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Inspirit Foundation

Featured as one of six Muslim artists making work in Canada.

Art & Storytelling: SPEAK UP

Sheridan College Davis Campus On view until December, 2018 Toronto, Canada


(mus)interpreted Exhibition Artscape Youngplace October 11-November 2 2018

A Contemporary Life

National Geographic photographer, Maggie Steber encounters "A Contemporary Life" performative, photographic series by Mariam Magsi.

Scene Arabia

An in-depth feature on Mariam Magsi's recent performative, photographic series "Jahez | Dowry, published in Scene Arabia and written by Bilal Sheikh.

Jamilah and the Hammam

A lived experience from Chefcaouen, Morocco, published in Sister-hood Magazine.

Extended 50x50 Exhibition

The 50x50 photo exhibition celebrates how education has shaped the lives of newcomers to Canada. This exhibition runs this 2018 as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Due to popular demand, the exhibition has been extended to July 31, 2018. 50X50 highlights our diversity and the changing face of Toronto. Our portraits and the inspirational stories behind them are on display in the main lobby (51 Dockside Dr.) until the end of July.


Group exhibition “Plastic” will be on view at the Millepiani in the city of Rome from September 23-30, 2018. 100% of the sales proceeds from my work “Plastic Waters” will be donated to Ocean Conservancy, an organization that has worked tirelessly for forty years to protect vital ecosystems, defend critical legislation and rally the world’s largest effort to remove trash from our beaches.

Vogue Italia

"Where is home" gets selected as "Best of Photo Vogue" by Vogue Italia editors.

Solo exhibition

Art Gallery of Mississauga

CONTACT Photography Festival

50x50 runs May 1 - 30 50x50 is a photography exhibition celebrating 50 years of immigrants whose lives have been shaped by their education at George Brown College, shot by 50 leading and emerging Toronto photographers, including me. I’m very proud to be a part of this exhibition.

Purdah | Shui

Duo exhibition opening at Glory Hole Gallery.

Liminal Forms

Exhibiting four artworks in a group show at 205 Richmond Street West. Toronto (CA)

50x50 Award Ceremony

Proud winner of 50x50, Contact Photography Festival. Thank you, George Brown College and sponsors for the beautiful reception, ceremony and opening.

Jahez | Dowry Artist Talk

Art Gallery of Mississauga

Art Gallery of Mississauga

Thank you, AGM for inviting me over for an artist talk with curators, Laura Carusi and Kendra Ainsworth.

Jahez | Dowry Opening

Art Gallery of Mississauga

Artist talk with Eric Chengyang

Moderated by curator, Emily Peltier at Glad Day Bookshop.

Glad Day Bookshop

Purdah | Shui exhibition opening and artist talk with fellow artist, Eric Chengyang. With thanks to curator Emily Peltier and the Glory Hole Gallery and Glad Day Bookshop community for their support and love.

Purdah | Shui

Duo exhibition opening at Glory Hole Gallery.

Solo Exhibition

With immense gratitude to curator, Laura Carusi and Art Gallery of Mississauga for their support.

Art Gallery of Mississauga

Solo show featuring performative photographs from Jahez | Dowry.

Rogers One

Ade Johnson stops by the studio to chat about "Purdah" my MFA thesis, "On the Couch" on Rogers One and The Buzz Magazine. Thank you, Ade, for connecting my work with LGBTQ audiences of Canada.

A.Smith Gallery

Texas, U.S 2017-2018

Praxis Gallery

Minneapolis, U.S 2017-2018

Published with Of Note Magazine
Published in Sisterhood
Toronto Star
OCAD GradEX 2017
Purdah Thesis Exhibition
Group Exhibition, Toronto
Thesis Show
The Un-Othered Body
Hanging out with Punkodelish.
Nobel Museum curator, Ashley Woods

Making Peace Exhibition 2017

Studio visit at the AGO

with curator, Anique Jordan

Vice features Mariam Magsi

Art Gallery of Ontario 2017

Anique Jordan

Art Gallery of Ontario

Group Show, Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario Y+ Contemporary 2017

I swear

Performance Art 2017


Nuit Blanche 2017

I swear

Performance Art 2017 AGO Y+Contemporary

Master of Fine Arts

OCAD University

Michelle Gay
Happy Intl Peace Day
YTB curators

Studio Visit 2017

The Public

Group Show 2017


Art Gallery of Ontario 2017

MFA Cohort
Grad Ex 2017
Vogue Italia
Of Note Magazine
Nobel Peace Prize Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toronto Star
Mess Magazine
Newsweek Pakistan
Photography © Mariam Magsi
Art Katalyst
Art Katalyst
Monochrome Awards
Gallery 44
Monochrome Awards
Ocad University
Pride Photo Awards
Pride Photo Awards
Pride Photo Awards
Pride Photo Awards
Pride Photo Awards
Pride Photo Awards
Of Note, NYC
Of Note, NYC
Of Note, NYC
Of Note, NYC
Y+ Contemporary
Canadian Geographic
Of Note, NYC
OCAD University
OCAD University
The Un-Othered Body
Of Note, NYC
NYU Guest Speaker
She Does The City
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