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 Bursaries

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












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





Further contributions 

 SEE THROUGH Issue 2 by Marques Almeida
-Artist Profile

Archives and the Colonial Body, UCL
-Guest Lecturer


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

Ted Baker x CMN Collaboration
-Graduate Profile

D66 Art and Resistance, Video Project, Netherlands
-Contributing artist

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

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

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

“Memories”, panel by Laundry Arts, Protein Studios
-Panelist

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

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

International Woman's Day by Public Ambition
-Contributing artist

“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

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






As Senior Editor for AZEEMA Magazine

AZEEMA Issue 4
- Set Design:
asawat alsudan
Hecha; The intricacies of Iraq’s most popular and misunderstood dance
Food is the ritual of Love
Tsunaina
 -Interview + writer:
Nadine Mos
Shamiran Istifan

Dazed 100 2021
-AZEEMA Magazine (Senior Editor)

AZEEMA x Pinterest: Ramadan Rituals and Eid celebrations 
-Art Direction and Interviews 

AZEEMA x Foundation FM: Friday Takeover 
-AZEEMA Magazine (Senior Editor)

Self-Published by DAZED x Calvin Klein
-AZEEMA Magazine (Senior Editor)

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

AZEEMA x SOLE DxB: What they call her? “RIMON”
-writer


It’s Nice That Ones to Watch 2020
-AZEEMA Magazine (Senior Editor)

AZEEMA X NIKE: Move Without Limits Victoria Swim Launch
-Cultural programmer & events producer  

AZEEMA X NIKE: Move Without Limits film
-Executive producer, researcher


Heritage of Tomorrow: A short film by AZEEMA
-Set design & directing

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

Thiird Magazine: Shared Space Panel
-Panelist


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


AZEEMA Issue 3
“Undocumented Women in Britain”

“A Reflection On The Contemporary Orientalisation Of Kurdish Women And On Their Modalities of Resistance”
– writer