Êvar has exhibited her work locally in the UK as well as globally including at Warehouse421 in UAE, Art Basel Hong Kong, East of West in New Mexico USA, La Friche in Marseille, and The V&A. Êvar has given artist talks and lectures on alternative archival systems or practices and the psychological impact of the archive in many educational institutions including UCL, Northwestern University, NYU, Goldsmiths College, Regents University, Central Saint Martins and LSE. She has hosted and participated in workshops and events at iniva, Reference Point, Design Museum, P21 Gallery, The Mosaic Rooms and has been invited to participate in or moderate panel talks and round tables by TAPE Collective, Mou7i6 x Decolonial Hacker, Warehouse 421, AZEEMA Mag, Camden Arts Centre, London Short Film Festival and more.


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 Project grant, 2023

a-n Artist Bursary, 2023

  Castlefield Gallery Associate, 2023

Arts Council England: Developing Your Creative Practise, 2021

Warehouse 421 (Abu Dhabi) x Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR) – PRAXIS: Art and Philosophy in the Global Contemporary, 2021

Jupiter Woods: Herstories and Feminisms, 2021

Haramacy by Comm.un, 2020

a-n The Artists Information Company / The Freelands Foundation, 2020

Jerwood Bursaries Award, 2020

The White Pube Monthly Digital Takeover, 2020

Creative Mentor Network recipient, 2020

Selected Group Exhibitions
As We Gaze Upon Her, Curated by Banat Collective, Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2021

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


Can’t Win Don’t Try 7, CWDT, London, UK, 2019

Third Space II: An Exhibition of Diaspora Artists, Third Space,Cambridge, UK, 2019

Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2019

Beyond the Resistance, Eton Hotel, Hong Kong, 2019

ARTUMMAH, East of West Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2019

100 Years, Todays Women by We Are Here, LSE Library, London, UK, 2018

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

RIOTGAL, The Hospital Club, London, UK, 2017

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

A Refugee Story, Le Dame Art Gallery at Melia White House, London, UK, 2016

La Friche Festival, Marseille, France, 2015

Pesangeh (exhibition) Kurdistan, Diyarbakir, Kurdistan, 2015

Tales of A Genocide Art Auction, London, UK, 2014

Image & Identity, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 2008

“How sound can be archived / How sound is forgotten”, UCL, UK

“Psychological impact of information circulation and archiving”, LSE, UK

“Kurdish Women’s Identity Formation”, Goldsmith’s College, UK

“Alternative Methods and Feminist Research Methods”, Central Saint Martins, UK

“Alternative Methods”, NorthWestern University, USA

“Systemic Archiving and Field recording in Kurdistan”, NYU, USA

“Humanities: Re/Orienting (in) the World”, Northwestern University, USA

“Engaged Gazing for Social Justice in Britain”, The Good Immigrant, Regent's University & Seattle University, USA/UK

“Archives and the Colonial Body”, UCL, UK


Round Table Discussion by New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre, 2024

Bridging The Gap With Azeema: How Intercultural Communication Builds Community, SoleDXB, Dubai, UAE, 2023

“Êvar and Sunayah”, APNA Studios, 2023

“Sound Archives”, Le Guess Who?, NL, 2023

Mou7i6 x Decolonial Hacker Panel, 2022

London Short Film Festival: Collectively Doing It Differently by TAPE Collective, Rich Mix, 2022

Where is the Gaze? Moderated by Nadine Khalil, Warehouse 421, UAE. 2021

Laundry Arts: Women, Memories & Monuments, Design Museum, 2020

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

“Memories”, by Laundry Arts, Protein Studios, 2017

London Short Film Festival x T.A.P.E Collective, AZEEMA Mag Issue 4, Nour Magazine, DAZED Summer Issue 21, Marques Almeida SEE THROUGH Issue 2, Popular Front Issue 2, Bricks Magazine Issue 7, Hymen Magazine Issue 4, AZEEMA Mag Issue 3, Lungs Project Issue 3, AZEEMA Mag Issue 2, Memories by The Laundry Arts

Cited + mentioned: Harper’s Baazar Arabia, 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

The WANAWAL at Forma Arts, exhibition in progress, 2024

Kurdistan Research and Archive Project: Ecological systems of the land, 2024

“Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” presented by The West Asian and North African Women’s Art Library, co-curated with Zainab Hasoon (Shabab Intl) and Sara Bin Safwan (Guggenheim Abu Dhabi), Reference Point, 2022

WANAWAL collections were donated to the Women’s Art Library situated at Goldsmiths University. It is now a permanent part of their collection, 2021

“Memories” by Laundry Service, Protein Studios, Assistant Curator, 2017

'Society and Culture' exhibition by Meet The Artists/Creative Debuts, 2017

Programming and Workshops:  The WANAWAL presents WANA film screening in collaboration with "Uncovering the Archive" by Mayday Rooms and iniva, Reference Point 2023

INDEX Public Program: Sharing memories over Kurdish cuisine, iniva, Stuart Hall Library, 2023

Body Politics + Rebel Rebel, Barbican, 2022

AZEEMA Sanctuary: Tirshi Making Workshop, The Mosaic rooms, 2022 “Precious Pipeline” by Shamiran Istifan, Life Drawing Class, Moarain House, 2022

Women Artists of the Northeast Library + The West Asian and North African Woman’s Art Library, Memory Tracing Workshop, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2022

AZEEMA Sanctuary, The Mosaic Rooms, 2022

The Mosaic Rooms, Programming and Events (Pride of Arabia, Haramacy by Comm.un, Eating At The Same Table, Estabrak), 2017 – 2019

AZEEMA Anti-Art School, V&A Museum, 2019

Southwark Youth Offending Service, Art Class Teacher, 2018

Our Naked Truths, The Archivist, 2017

“Women's Solidarity Night”, Are We All Human(E)?, P21 Gallery, 2017

“Art + Restoration”, Are We All Human(E)?, P21 Gallery, 2017