av û nan hevpar e di nav me de
Artist + Archivist
Êvar Hussayni 2023 Copyright © All rights reserved.
Êvar’s multi-disciplinary practise and research is focused on Kurdish genealogies, visibility, colonial violence in archives and their relationship with the trajectory of Kurdish feminism and Kurdish womanhood. Êvar’s work is rooted in radical debates on Orientalism/othering, extending into a revelation on how qualities of coloniality and occupation erase heritage, violate or pigeon-hole; though archives exist in multiple forms and shapes, she is interested in how alternative methodologies can be applied to archival structures and modes of documentation and what that can mean for Kurdish women’s identity.
Tama xwînê ji ava hinaran te / The Fruit of the Dead Tastes of Blood
my mum, my aunt
Cries of Inanna
“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)
Three Kurdish women
Kurdish Girls Swimming