Founder thewanawal.com
Senior Editor azeemamag.com





Education 

MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy, Goldsmith’s College
BA Art and Design, University of Leeds


Bad Girls: Representations of Race and Gender in Popular Culture, Goldsmith's College






Residencies and Awards

Arts Council England: Developing Your Creative Practise

Warehouse 421 (Abu Dhabi) x Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR) – PRAXIS: Art and Philosophy in the Global Contemporary

Jupiter Woods: Herstories and Feminisms

Haramacy by Comm.un

a-n The Artists Information Company / The Freelands Foundation

Jerwood Bursaries Award

The White Pube Monthly Digital Takeover

Creative Mentor Network recipient











Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
As We Gaze Upon Her, curated by Banat Collective, Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ZAO TANG 2021, organised by Local Collective x STIGMA (digital)

2020
WOMEN IN MY HISTORY PART II, The White Pube (Digital)

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

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

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

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

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

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

RIOTGAL, The Hospital Club, London, United Kingdom

2015
Pesangeh (exhibition) Kurdistan, Diyarbakir, Kurdistan




LECTURES: 
Archives and the Colonial Body, UCL
-Guest Lecturer


Humanities: Re/Orienting (in) the World, NorthWestern University
-Guest Lecturer


Engaged Gazing for Social Justice in Britain, The Good Immigrant, Seattle University/Regent’s University
-Guest Lecturer





Panels:


Mou7i6 x Decolonial Hacker 

London Short Film Festival: Collectively Doing It Differently by TAPE Collective, Rich Mix

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

“Memories”, panel by Laundry Arts, Protein Studios

V&A Friday Late: AZEEMA ANTI-ART SCHOOL. Art Class and Panel exploring decolonisation within school and museums
-Chair of panel

Thiird Magazine: Shared Space Panel 

Self-Representation: Women of Colour in Publishing, hosted by Decolonise Sussex and USSU, University of Sussex



Further contributions: 

Ted Baker x CMN Collaboration
-Graduate Profile

D66 Art and Resistance, Netherlands
-Contributing artist

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

International Woman's Day by Public Ambition
-Contributing artist

Most Successful Kurds in Britain Awards: "Female Artist”
-Nominated





PUBLICATIONS: 

2021 - SEE THROUGH Issue 2, Marques Almeida
2021 - Nour Magazine, online
2021 - DAZED, Summer Issue 21
2020 - Popular Front, Issue 2
2020 - Bricks Magazine Issue 7
2019 - Hymen Magazine, Issue 4
2018 - Lungs Project, Issue 3
2017 - AZEEMA Magazine, Issue 2
2017 - Memories, by The Laundry Arts


Cited + mentioned: Harper’s Baazar Arabia, DAZED, J-Deed, The Dots,
Pinterest, The Face, Bubble Gum Club, Elephant, It’s Nice That, Foundation FM,
Refinery29, East East, Nowness, PW Magazine, i-D, and more. 




WRITING:

London Short Film Festival 2022:
“av û nan hevpar e di nav me de, tu xwişka min î û ez xwişka te me” (water and bread split between us - you are my sister and i am your sister)


AZEEMA Issue 4:
Nadine Mos
Shamiran Istifan

AZEEMA Online:
“‘3eib! What will people think?’ - Sarah Bahbah's journey to liberation”

The West Asian and North African Woman’s Art Library:
Archives and the Colonial Body

AZEEMA x SOLE DxB:
What they call her? ‘RIMON’”


Research essay:
“A Study Of Imprisonment As An Institutional Method Of Oppression Towards Kurdish Women In Turkey”


AZEEMA Issue 3:
“Undocumented Women in Britain”
“A Reflection On The Contemporary Orientalisation Of Kurdish Women And On Their Modalities of Resistance”





CURATORIAL PROJECTS:

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art + Women Artists of the Northeast Library + The West Asian and North African Woman’s Art Library
-Workshop leader 
 
V&A Friday Late: AZEEMA ANTI-ART SCHOOL. Art Class and Panel exploring decolonisation within school and museums
-Lead director/curator

'Society and Culture' exhibition by Meet The Artists/Creative Debuts
-Curator

Our Naked Truths, Art class, The Archivist
-Curator and organisor

“Woman's Night”, Are We All Human(E)?
P21 Gallery
-Curator/Events Organiser

“Art Class”, Are We All Human(E)? P21 Gallery
-Curator/Events Organiser