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Artist

Aziz Hazara | Residency

Switzerland | Visual Arts

13 November - 23 December 2020 — Visual Arts

Born in Wardak in Afghanistan, Aziz Hazara works across mediums including photography, video, sound, programming languages, text and multimedia installations, exploring questions of identity, memory, archive, conflict, surveillance and migration in the context of power relations, geopolitics and the panopticon.

His works have been shown internationally including at: the Tapies Foundation, Barcelona Spain; 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Australia; IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium; Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark; Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM), Marseille, France (2019); 2020 Busan Biennale, and ACC Asia Culture Center, Kwangju, South Korea, amongst others.

Hazara was artist in residence at the Camargo Foundation, Cassis France (2019), KHOJ International Artists´ Association New Delhi India (2017) and UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asian Arts (UMISAA) scholar at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan (2013-17). In 2019, he was awarded the Han Nefkens Foundation mentorship grant, where he is currently artist in residence at Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten (HISK), Ghent, Belgium and has been shortlisted for the 6th edition of Future Generation Art Prize 2021.