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   Omid Shekari is a visual artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. His artworks present allegorical stories about how force and violence still determine the existing rhythms of our power structures. He explores the relationship between repressed and repressor that has existed in our society and has been normalized under capitalism; and how to liberate from it. His artworks have been exhibited at The Drawing Center, NYC; Akron Art Museum, OH; Baron Gallery, Oberlin College; Marginal Utility Gallery, Philadelphia; NADA, NYC; Greenfield Community College, MA; Ohio State University, OH; Fleisher Art Memorial, PAFA Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia; and Pelham Art Center, NY. Shekari received his BFA from Soore University in Tehran and his MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He has attended artist residencies/programs at the Drawing Center, NYC; Yaddo Summer Residency, Art OMI, Millay Colony For the Arts, NY; MASS MoCA Studio Program, MA; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME; and Ox-Bow, MI. Shekari is currently a visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College

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