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Aliya Karmali 647.984.1197 aliyakarmali786@outlook.com

work experience

Aliya Karmali is a recent graduate from the Architectural and Visual Studies programs at the University of Toronto. Aliya is interested in the relationships between technology, space, and the human spirit.

Green Acres 365 1123 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON Program Instructor January 2017 - Present Instructing STEM programs such as Minecraft and robotics to pre-teens. City of Markham Angus Glen Community Centre, Markham, ON Program Instructor September 2010 - Present Instructing junior recreational sports and preschool programs. InterAccess Current Emerging Curator 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON July - December 2016 Curated the emerging artists’ exhibition, Infinity of Intimate Space. Trinity Square Video Curatorial Intern 401 Richmond St. W Suite 301, Toronto, ON January - May 2016 Assistant curator to Artistic Director in exhibition and administrative tasks.

education

University of Toronto B.A. Hons. Architectural Studies and Visual Studies Toronto, ON September 2012 - June 2016


projects and publications Infinity of Intimate Space, 2016 Curated the exhibition Infinity of Intimate Space as based on Gaston Bachelard’s book, The Poetics of Space. The exhibition featured four emerging artists whose works explored space through memories and dreams. Threshold of a Daydream Wrote an accompanying text for the exhibition Infinity of Intimate Space Three X Five, 2016 Curated Visual Studies 2016 undergraduate thesis show exhibitions

skills other involvement

2016, Curator, Infinity of Intimate Space, InterAccess, Toronto 2016, Undergraduate thesis show, Three X Five, University of Toronto, Toronto 2016, Solo exhibition, Animating the Void, EEL Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto 2014, Daniels Eyeball, University of Toronto St. George Campus, Toronto 2014, ArtSideOut, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Toronto 2013, Visual Studies Eyeball, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Toronto 2013, ArtSideOut, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Toronto 2012, ArtSideOut, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Toronto Rhinoceros; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign; AutoCAD (beginner) Jaffari Support Services Network Phillip Beesley Architects Community Matters Toronto Aspire Youth Organization


Infinity of Intimate Space Exhibition Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre Toronto, ON Villa Savoye Case Study 12 Hours Installation Animating the Void Installation


Images: InterAccess (TO); photographer: Natalie Logan, 2016

Infinity of Intimate Space

Interested in how our spaces create and hold meaning, my call for submissions was centred on the poetics of space. The resulting exhibition, Infinity of Intimate Space, features four emerging artists whose works explore space through memories and dreams. From the intimacy of our houses, to desolate landscapes and brimming cities, to the deconstruction of digital forms, what reveries do we explore within the spaces we immerse ourselves in?


Image: Venessa Heddle, still from Funeral Wells (19:33 min digital video) shot with a Mobius Action cam affixed to a CNC router.


Interested in how modules interact with one another and what the gaps in between modules do to activate space, the community centre I proposed for Trinity Bellwoods Park uses punctures to frame the environment, the architecture and other frames.

Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre


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Villa Savoye: Case Study

My analysis of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye is a sequential visual experience throughout as one approaches and then climbs through the house. I created art objects to represent the concept of framing, that Villa Savoye does so well. By creating these objects I invented viewing devices that can physically be used to see the framed view.


MASTER BEDROOM

HANGING GARDEN BEDROOM

PRIVATE SITTING ROOM

BATH TOILET

TOILET BEDROOM OPEN TO ABOVE TERRACE

OPEN TO ABOVE KITCHEN TERRACE

KITCHEN LIVING ROOM

SECOND FLOOR PLAN


GUEST’S ROOM

MASTER BEDROOM

HANGING GARDEN BATH

BEDROOM

PRIVATE SITTING ROOM

BATH TOILET

TOILET BEDROOM

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OPEN TO ABOVE TERRACE

HALL

OPEN TO ABOVE KITCHEN TERRACE

KITCHEN

SOLARIUM LIVING ROOM

GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1:100

SECOND FLOOR PLAN 1:100

ROOF PLAN 1:100

SOUTHEAST ELEVATION 1:100

NORTHWEST ELEVATION 1:100

NORTHEAST SECTION 1:100

SOUTHWEST ELEVATION 1:100

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I brought 36 hours of the rapidly moving, always awake, loud, and sublime streets of Toronto into a video installation lasting only a few minutes. The site I chose was College and University Ave. This space is always awake as there are hospitals, educational facilities, parks, and the subway system nearby.

12 Hours: An Installation


Animating the Void: An Installation

Similar to reading between the lines and inducing as well as deducing meaning to and from the text, when we exert our bodies through a space we give meaning to architecture. When the architects built the spaces I show in the video series, they had in mind how one would move in them. However, I break the rule by moving through them however I want, thus, giving the architecture a new meaning. Meaning in architecture is created by the body’s movement in relation to it.



Portfolio 2017