Afghan artist Aziz Hazara will be on residency at Embassy of Foreign Artists. Born in Afghanistan, 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.
“The visual exploration of my work is deeply entrenched in the geopolitics and the never-ending conflict that afflicts my native Afghanistan,” says Hazara, “The relevance of such issues, however, overcomes geographical specificities and appeals to a contemporary condition that is globally shared.”
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.