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About Artist

Sara Ko is a 3D artist and animator based in Canada, focusing primarily on films and projects that involve experimenting with new media and video installations at the intersection of science, art, and technology. With a background in both art and biology/environmental science, Sara crafts immersive experiences that provoke thought and inspire action, delving into the complex interplay between environmental issues, animal rights, and the human impact on our planet. Through her manipulation of digital landscapes, she invites viewers to journey into realms where imagination knows no bounds.

 

Her animated short films have achieved international recognition, screening at notable film festivals in Athens and Los Angeles. Recently, her animations have been showcased at AMC Theaters, The Grove in Los Angeles, as well as featured in various exhibitions across Canada, Greece, the USA, and the UK.

Education

2019- 2023

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Visual Arts Major, Art Education Minor

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Selected Exhibitions

2024 - UMW Media Wall, University of Mary Washington, Fredricksburg, VA, USA

2024S9, Video Sound Archive, curated by DEBBIE Y.J. LIN & Bridget Moreen Leslie, LA

2023Don’t Need to Know to Feel It, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

2023Connect, A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery, Victoria, Canada

2023Art On Loop, on-site digital exhibition, London-Athens

2022Bread and Butter, Audain Gallery, Victoria, Canada

2022Somasphere, Audain Gallery, Victoria, Canada

2022Wonder Sea, Audain Gallery, Victoria, Canada

2021Lockdown, Upload: Disjunction in Rendered Dreams, Online Exhibition, BC, Canada

2019Still Life Digital Painting Exhibition, Rang o Torang Gallery, Tonekabon, Iran

2019The centrality of Iran's wildlife “Tooma Art Group”, Paeez Gallery and Mirmiran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2019Forgotten, Gorgan Palace Museum, Golestan, Iran

2018 -  Light & Orange, Rang o Torang Gallery, Tonekabon, Iran

2018 -  Innocent yet Banned Animals, Paeez Gallery and Mirmiran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2018Students' photography and illustration exhibition, Gorgan Palace Museum, Iran

2017Kami Panjereh: A Little Window, Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran

2016 -  Color of Peace, Western Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Honours & Awards

2024 - Finalist, DaVinci International Film Festival, LA, United States

2024Official Selection, 20th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Τechno(s)cene, Athens, Greece

2024Official Selection, Hudson Animation & Short Film Festival, Québec, Canada

2024Official Selection, Vegan Çiftlik International Short Film Festival, Izmir, Turkey

2023 - Semi-Finalist, Phoenix International Short Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada

2022 - International Student Award, University of Victoria

2021 - Pat Martin Bates Scholarship

2021 - Dr. Milada Horakova Scholarship

2020 - G. & l. Few Achievements Award

2020 - Fine Arts Achievement Bursary, University of Victoria

2019-2020  - International Student Award, University of Victoria

2017 - Winner, 17th Khwarizmi Youth Award (KYA) in Painting and Illustration, Tehran, Iran

2016 - Diploma of Honor, Tehran Youth Festival of Digital Arts & Design

2013-2015 - Scholarship Award, Sampad: National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents, Iran

2015 - First Place, Mazandaran Province Art Competition, Iran

2014 - First Place, Sari Cartoon & Illustration Contest, Sari, Iran

2012 - Award Winner, 13th Gorgan's Art and Culture Competition, Golestan, Iran

Screenings

"Fractured Fauna" Finalist

  • AMC Theaters, The Grove, Los Angeles, DaVinci International Film Festival, LA, United States, 2024

"Fractured Fauna" Official Selection

  • 20th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Τechno(s)cene, Athens, Greece, 2024

"Anomaly Reverie"

  • Former Santarosa Courthouse, 48 Stadiou & Arsaki Str, 20th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Τechno(s)cene, Athens, Greece,2024

"Fractured Fauna" Official Selection

  • Vegan Çiftlik International Short Film Festival, Izmir, Turkey, 2024

"Fractured Fauna" Official Selection

  • Hudson Creative hub, Hudson Animation & Short Film Festival, Québec, Canada, 2024

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