Akash Inbakumar (b.1997) is an Artist/Designer/Crafts-person who lives and works out of Tkaronto/Toronto. Their interest in otherness has led to investigations into post-human kinships, hybridity, sovereign power, distortion/interjection, touch, ornamentation, materiality, queerness, race, enframenet and storytelling/narratives. These examinations then conceive wearable and interactive objects that highlight material symbiosis. These cyborgs allow them to understand how material and craft are tools in community maintenance. They become distortions and interjections in contemporary colonial cultures and systems, providing new means to imagining power structures and kinship. 


E-mail: Akash.Inbakumar@outlook.com

CV - Updated: August 2019

Instagram: @AkashInbakumar

Education

2020 BFA in Material Art and Design Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), Toronto


Group Shows

2019 Technical Issues, Ignite Gallery, Toronto

2019 The Doll Project: #SewMuchHeart, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto 

2019 Memory Box, The Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum, Toronto

2017 History of Textiles since 1800's, OCAD U, Toronto


Essay Publications

2019 "Weaving and Conceiving", Issues Magazine: Technical Issues, Tal Sofia


Studio Experience

2019-2020 Ceramic Studio Monitor, OCAD U, Toronto

2019-2020 Throwing Club Supervisor/Teacher, OCAD U, Toronto 

2018-2020 Textile Studio Monitor, OCAD U, Toronto

2018 Body Sculpture Workshop Attendee, Contemporary Textile Studio, Toronto


Professional Activities

2017-2019 OCADU Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee, OCAD U, Toronto

2017-2018 OCAD U Senate, OCAD U Toronto


Volunteer

2019 Volunteer, Tea Base, Toronto

2017 Studio Assistant, Philip Beesley Architecture Inc., Toronto

2015 Stage Hand, OCAD U Fashion Show, Toronto 

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