Evar Hussayni
Kurdish Multi-Disciplinary Artist
b. 1993

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and occasional curator. Currently I am undergoing an experimental phase in my practise which is grounded in the observing and understanding of the visibility of Kurdish women. My artistic practise is concerned with and explores the archival, politics of visibility, colonial violence and its relationship with the trajectories of Kurdish feminism and existence, including sub-themes such as memories, food and love, and how these aspects fit into feminist ideology and the narrative that Kurdish women are or have been part of. My research into archives, history (classical and contemporary), colonialism, mythology and rituals is realised in projects that explore the agency of Kurdish women as they navigate through their day to day lives and how this defies the colonial understandings of the Kurdish female identity.

Exhibitions:


2019 - Can’t Win Don’t Try 7, CWDT, London, United Kingdom

2019 - Third Space II: An Exhibition of Diaspora Artists, Third Space, Cambridge, United Kingdom

2018 -ARTUMMAH, East of West Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2018 - Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

2018 - 100 Years, Todays Women by We Are Here, LSE Library, London, United Kingdom

2018 - A River Flowing, East Of West Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2017 - Pirates Live by RoadGals, Richmix, London, United Kingdom

2017 - Laundry Service Presents Memories, Protein Studios, London, United Kingdom

2017 - Our Naked Truths, Collective, London, United Kingdom

2017 - RIOTGAL, The Hospital Club, London, United Kingdom

2016 - Meet The Artists Pop-Up Exhibition, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2016 - ARTROOMS2016 Art Fair, Le Dame Art Gallery at Melia White House, London, United Kingdom

2016 - Capital Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2015 - Pesangeh (exhibition) Kurdistan, Diyarbakir, Kurdistan

2014 - Tales of A Genocide Art Auction, London, United Kingdom

2012 - Group Show, Leeds Student Union, Leeds, United Kingdom

2011 - ArtOfficial, Leeds, United Kingdom

2008 - Image & Identity, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom


Curation:

2019 - V&A Friday Late: AZEEMA ANTI-ART SCHOOL. Art Class and Panel exploring decolonisation within the art school and museums (lead director & Chair)

2017 - 'Society and Culture' exhibition by Meet The Artists/Creative Debuts curated by Evar Hussayni, The Black & White Building, London, United Kingdom

2016 - Exhibition Assistant - Are We All Human(E)?, P21 Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Publications:

2019 - Hymen Magazine, Issue 4

2018 - Azeema Magazine, Issue 3

2018 - Lungs Project, Issue 3

2017 - Azeema Magazine, Issue 2

2017 - Memories by Laundry Arts


As Culture Editor for Azeema Magazine:

AZEEMA Agency: 

2020 -  AZEEMA X NIKE - Move Without Limits (executive producer, researcher, cultural programmer & events producer) 

2019 -  Heritage of Tomorrow - A short film by AZEEMA (set design & directing)

azeemamag.com: 

2020 - Algeria: a pacific uprising for democracy

2020 - Decolonising Wellness

2019 - Victorious 

AZEEMA Issue 3, 2018:

-Undocumented Women in Britain

-A Reflection On The Contemporary Orientalisation Of Kurdish Women And On Their Modalities of Resistance

-The Sun, Moon, Henna & Tattoos


Other:

2019 - Engaged Gazing for Social Justice in Britain, The Good Immigrant, guest lecturer, Regent's University

2019 - Laundry Arts: Women, Memories & Monuments, reading session, Design Museum  

2018 - Working In The Creative Industries, panel by We Are Here, LSE Library

2017 - Memories, panel by Laundry Arts, Protein Studios

2017 - Art Class by Evar Hussayni, KCC

2017 - Art Class Collaboration with Our Naked Truths, The Archivist

2016 - International Woman's Day by Public Ambition

2016 - Woman's Night by Evar Hussayni, P21 Gallery

2016 - Art Class by Evar Hussayni, P21 Gallery

2015 - Nominated for "Female Artist" category at Most Successful Kurds in Britain Awards

 

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