Antoine Gaber -Canadian Contemporary Film Producer, Artist Photographer and Impressionist Painter – Artist History Summary

Artist Full Detailed History

Activity – Born Antoine Abugaber (Gaber)
Location – Cairo, Egypt

Activity – Began as a photographer and in the 80′ owned a professional photography studio, and exhibited works as Photo Artist

Location – Montreal, Canada

Activity -Began to paint with oil medium.

Location -Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Activity -Collaborative series with Painter David Drum.

Location – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Activity -Painted several art pieces in Brazil, France, UK

Location – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Giverny, France,Nottingham, UK  

Activity -President/ Senior Consultant of Cancer Research Consulting Firm, servicing the Pharmaceutical Industry worldwide

Location – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Activity – Painted several art pieces in Atlantic, Canada as part as Eastern Canadian painting tour.

Location -New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,Prince Edward Island, Canada

Activity

May 2002-January 2003; Appointed as New Brunswick, Canada, Director of Medicare & Prescription Drug Program.

December 2003;Prof. Pasquale Celona, President of the Florence Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, awarded Antoine Gaber with the prestigious Prize of “Lorenzo il Magnifico”, in recognition of Gaber’s artistic career.

December 2003; Gaber is listed and his art featured in the official Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea 4th Edition Catalogue of 2003 distributed to some Art Museum, and Art Galleries around the world.

December 2003; Gaber is the first artist worldwide to present several years of data demonstrating the actual market performance of his artwork when compared to the Standard and Poor’s Market Index (S&P500). Gaber’s paintings’ overall value increased at an annual compound rate of 38% when compared to the Standard and Poor’s Market Index (S&P500) average return of 7% per year over the same period (1997-2003). Gaber was featured in the widely distributed Canadian Newspaper, The National Post. The investment journalist, writing in the Investing, Financial Post section

Location -Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; Florence, Italy; Across Canada 

Activity

July 2004; Premiere in Latin America, Gaber, opened his seven (7) month Art Exhibition Tour, in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico under the theme PASSION FOR LIFE , in support of a Breast Cancer Fundraising Event in Mexico. The objectives of the program were to increase breast cancer awareness and to raise funds for research.

Location – Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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January 2005; Gaber’s first fundraising initiative under the theme PASSION FOR LIFE held in Europe, during the Sanremo Flower Festival in Italy in support of the fundraising event for the Lega Antitumori, (cancer research charity based in Sanremo). Gaber was awarded the First Prize for his fundraising initiative PASSION FOR LIFE for the Lega Antitumori and his International promotion of the Sanremo Flower Festival from the Assessor of Tourism and Events of the City of Sanremo.

March 2005; Gaber partnered with The Bay, the largest retail store across Canada and Orlane Paris, Internationally renowned beauty products, to fight Breast Cancer with the Canadian PASSION FOR LIFE Program. The purpose was to raise funds for research for one of the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) partners, to benefit the women of Canada.

June 2005; Gaber celebrated his 11th year of artistic career. On this occasion he launched his first art book as an artist painter in 3 languages (English, French & Spanish). His book titled Antoine Gaber PASSION FOR LIFE describes the artist beginnings as an artist painter and his almost immediate success that has followed during his last eleven years.

December 2005; Prof. Pasquale Celona, President of the Florence Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, awarded Antoine Gaber with the prestigious Prize of “Lorenzo il Magnifico”, in recognition of Gaber’s International artistic and social fundraising initiative PASSION FOR LIFE in support of cancer research. The Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea of Florence, joined Antoine Gaber as Artistic Partner, in support of cancer awareness and research with Gaber’s PASSION FOR LIFE Program. This Program will continue to raise additional funds for cancer research and awareness around the world.

Location – Sanremo, Italy; Across Canada; Florence, Italy

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January 2006; Gaber, contributed in the development of a special painting used as the cover image design for a patient education book on Familial Colorectal Cancer titled “Colorectal Cancer Can Run in the Family”, a book containing 13 chapters written by the field’s foremost specialists from around the world.The first book print-run of over 30,000 copies has first been released in English speaking Countries around the world. At a later date, the book will be published in other languages such as: French, Hebrew, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Gaber’s book cover artwork will also be used for the production of posters to be displayed and used during International Scientific Conferences, Hospitals or Institutes around the world, as a tool to facilitate Healthcare Professionals communications with the patients, concerning their risk of developing the disease. Gaber’s constant contribution in the Arts and Science in support of his cause, to fight cancer around the world, through increased awareness, prevention and clinical research is providing the artist painter and cancer researcher a new opportunity to get closer everyday, in the constant fight against this disease.

January – December 2006; Gaber’s artistic career, being his first time for which he receives personal invitations to exhibit his art in several Museums in Italy and Spain, and over 10 exhibitions across Europe as well.

June 2006; Mark twelve years of artistic endeavor for Gaber and the creation of Gaber.PASSION FOR LIFE Fashion Line. The launch happened during the exclusive Grand Gala evening in Florence, Gaber was invited to attend the rehearsal of the very specially created choreography incorporating Gaber Fashion line, by the famous Directors of the Florence Dance Festival Marga Nativo and Keith Ferrone at the Villa Medicea della Petraia in Florence, Italy.

July 2006; Official opening of Antoine Gaber’s PASSION FOR LIFE Art Exhibition at the exclusive Museum and Cloister “Museo Diocesano della Chiesa di Santo Stefano”, Florence Italy.

Location – Worldwide; Florence, Italy

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January 2007;Gaber was featured and listed in the reputable and well-established International Art Book “Who’s Who in International Art”, 2007 edition, regrouping the famous and new names in the arts of the 21st Century, extending Gaber’s International recognition within the art world. Gaber was selected, as one of the 152 artists chosen from 22 countries within 5 continents.

February 2007; First International “Passion for Life” Group Art Exhibition in Mexico, launched at the “Museo de la Cultura Maya”in the City of Chetumal, State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. “Passion for Life” Group Art Exhibition was held under the Patronage of several important Mexican Government Officials, Museum curators, Art Critics.

June 2007; Gaber PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising Art Exhibition event was launched in Volterra, Montecatini and Florence in support of the Department of Hemato-Oncology, Meyer Pediatric Hospital.

July 2007;Gaber was in Florida, USA to film a short educational biography segment for US Public TV Network. The introduction of the Antoine Gaber short educational documentary biography was done by the host of “The National Report Series”, the well-known US TV news anchor, Hugh Downs. The short educational documentary biography segments was used as interstitial programming airing as a stand-alone segments in between major programs on Public TV (349 stations across USA).

December 2007; As one of Canada’s chosen artist, Gaber accepted to represent once again Canada and display his most recent artwork design, during one of the most prestigious European exhibition, the 6th Edition Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea. Gaber was invited as one of the key speakers to present an update on his International artistic fundraising efforts PASSION FOR LIFE immediately following Hollywood actress Anne Archer’s presentation on Human Rights. Florence Biennale Award Ceremony, Prof. Pasquale Celona, President, and Piero Celona, Vice President of the Florence Biennale, awarded Antoine Gaber, Canadian, international impressionist artist painter, and cancer researcher with a recognition award for his humanitarian effort professed in the fight against cancer.

Location – Worldwide; State of Quintana Roo, Mexico; Volterra, Montecatini, Italy; Florida, USA;Florence, Italy

Activity

June 2008;Gaber PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising Art Exhibition event was launched in Monte-Carlo in support of the Groupement des Entreprises Monégasques (GEMLUC) dans la Lutte contre le cancer, whose Honorary President is H.R.H Princess Caroline de Hanover. The PASSION FOR LIFE group exhibition was under the patronage of City of Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco.

September 2008;A short educational biography segment of Gaber was featured and aired across the USA on CNBC TV Network in more than 90 million households and in over 300 markets. The short educational documentary biography segment was used as interstitial programming airing as a stand-alone segment in between major programs on Public TV.

November 2008;Gaber PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising Art Exhibition event was launched in Paris at the Grand Palais des Champs Elysées, in support of the Institut Curie. PASSION FOR LIFE was invited in Paris, France, under the banner of the prestigious Société des Artistes Indépendants.
Location – Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco;Across the USA; Paris, FRANCE 

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January 2009; During the financial recession, the International art world has been significantly affected and more so as Art is considered a luxury and non-essential item.

During that period, Gaber focused on expanding his art as a Photographer and Digital Artist. He created and later secured a Trade Mark of his unique Digital Art Photography artwork technique named “Evolutional Ribbonized Photography™”. Gaber licensed an important selection of his Digital Artwork to a large Manufacturer and distributor to Major stores chains, entering mass market of Home Décor Art, making it an innovative Contemporary Art, made affordable and available to all segments of the population who wish to own decorative art. Gaber expanded his presence as an artist across North America (Canada, & USA).
Location – North America, Canada and USA.

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March-July 2011; Antoine Gaber Artwork “ Titled” New Brunswick Seascape” was reproduced on spectacular large scale Publicity Panels and exhibited in the Metro Pino Suárez Line 1 and 2 in the Subway of Mexico City. Station Pino Suárez is an important link to the centre of the city. It was the first transfer station of the network and today it connects the two busiest lines. The project was part of “Agua en Arte”, water and Art. The project was supported by Pr. Matty Roca International Art Critic.

November 2011; Antoine Gaber, Canadian Artist presented his Photography collection of his artwork as solo exhibit at My Essentia Gallery.

November 2011; As a Film Producer and Director, Gaber starts filming his first Documentary “It’s All About ME”. It’s All About Me reveals the consequences of a society driven by instant gratification, a “Me, Me, Me” mentality and how younger generations can succeed in the “real world.” This documentary examines the inflated sense of entitlement among youth, its consequences and the solutions for a better future. Generations X, Y and Z have grown increasingly self-absorbed from over four decades of nurturing and education based upon boosting self-esteem. This film explores the consequences of a society driven by instant gratification, “Me, Me, Me” mentality and describes how younger generations can succeed in the “real world.”

December 2011; Antoine Gaber’s artwork was exhibited as part of PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising Art Exhibition for cancer Research to benefit FiorGen Ricerca, during the Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea 7th Edition.
Location – México City, Mexico; Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA; Florence, Italy

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September 2012; Antoine Gaber, “ PASSION FOR LIFE “, Presented a Canadian Artist retrospective collection of his artwork: Painting / Photography at University of Guelph Humber Gallery as Solo Exhibition.

November 2012; Gaber as Film Producer and Director completes his first 99 Min Documentary and successfully signs an International Film distribution contract with Blue Ant Media.
Location – Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

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September 2013; Gaber’s Documentary WORLD PREMIERE was presented at the 2013 COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival, showcasing the best of independent Canadian and international cinema raising social issues. “It’s All About ME” feature documentary won the “Make A Difference Award (MADA)” award. 

October 2013; Gaber’s “It’s All About ME” Feature documentary was presented at the 2013 Ottawa International Film Festival. Documentaries were not part of awards selection.

November- December 2013; Antoine Gaber’s artwork was exhibited as part of PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising Art Exhibition for cancer Research to benefit FiorGen Ricerca, during the Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea 9th Edition.

December 2013; Gaber’s Documentary has been selected to be presented at the 2013 Daring International Film Festival, showcasing the best of independent Canadian and international cinema to film enthusiasts all while highlighting up-and-coming talented filmmakers. “It’s All About ME” Feature documentary won the Best Documentary award.
Location -Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA; Florence, Italy; Toronto, Ontario, CANADA 

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January 2014; Gaber as the Producer / Director of the Film hosted a 24 episode radio show series in partnership with COMMFFEST Radio. This radio show series captured the essence of several important topics addressed within his film.

January 2014; Antoine Gaber PASSION FOR LIFE at the Museo archeologico di Firenze( Florence,Italy). His artwork was exhibited for fundraising for cancer Research to the benefit of FiorGen Ricerca.

September 2014; Antoine Gaber was the Art Director / Curator for the event sponsored by the City of Toronto at the 9th Annual COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival PanAm International Art Exhibition. Gaber also exhibited his artwork.

October 2014; Antoine Gaber presents for the first time live in private showing to American public his documentary “It’s All About Me” at the AMC Marple 10 Theatre, in the USA.
Location – Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Florence, Italy; Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Springfield, PA, USA

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September 2015; Antoine Gaber was the Art Director / Curator for the event sponsored by the Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto. With the support of The Premier of the Province of Ontario, Ms. Kathleen Wynne, and the now former Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon., Stephen Harper, for the 10th Annual COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival International Art Exhibition. Gaber also exhibit his artwork, for his PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising event in support of cancer Research benefiting the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. 

October 2015; Antoine Gaber was listed as one of the International External Collaborators and Liaison for Canada for the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea of Florence.
Location – Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Florence, Italy

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January 2016; Gaber produced and marketed his PHOTO DIGITAL ARTWORK of a new floral series of his “Evolutional Ribbonized Photography™ Artwork Collection, in addition to his Digital Photographs of “Niagara Falls, Ontario”, Canada. These new items are available for purchase in some of Niagara Gifts shops and stores visited every year by over 12.5 Million tourists.

July 2016; Antoine Gaber created and licensed a few hundred new digital images for a large manufacturer and distributor of Home Décor.

August 2016; Some of his newest artwork was presented at the TORONTO GIFT FAIR ENGAGING RETAIL, the top national gift fair and the largest trade-only event fair in Canada.

August 2016; Gaber also started working on his new Film Production of the Niagara region, with a special focus on Niagara Falls, Canada. He has been working on writing the new script and started filming his new film production of a 45 Min. Documentary to be called ” THUNDER OF WATER, THE NIAGARA STORY”.
Location – Niagara Falls, Ontario, CANADA; Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; .

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January 2017: Several of Gaber artworks are displayed in Las Vegas during The West Coast Art & Frame (WCAF) Expo, the largest event in the art and picture framing industry.

January 2017: Gaber Award winning 99 min. Documentary: ” It’s all about ME “ has also been released and available for sale, as Blu-ray, DVD (NTSC format) for USA, Mexico and Canada and can also be downloaded for tablets and mobile phone for the world.

February 2017: Some of Gaber’s newest artwork was presented at the TORONTO GIFT FAIR ENGAGING RETAIL, and later the ALBERTA GIFT FAIR.

February 2017: Under the patronage of the Mayor of Fort Erie, and collaboration of the Historic Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex in Fort Erie, a new initiative was created; The Gaber & Bell Tower Artist Mentorship Program “Artist Discovery Exhibit”. The main objective of this Program is to identify regional exceptional artists talents through the Artist Discovery Exhibit and mentor them to an International level.

March 2017: Gaber as the Art Director / Curator agreed to bring and showcase the work of International Artists inspired by the theme of water. Under the Patronage of the Mayor of Niagara Falls, and the Niagara Falls History Museum Gaber with his International network and collaborators are working closely in organizing, “ Water for Life” International Art Exhibition to be held from May 12 until September 9, 2018. The objective is to sensitize audiences to an important social and cultural issue that more than a billion individuals – one in seven people on the planet – now lack access to safe drinking water. 
Location – Las Vegas, USA, Worldwide, Toronto, Ontario, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada,Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada .

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