av û nan hevpar e di nav me de
Artist + Archivist
Êvar Hussayni 2023 Copyright © All rights reserved.
Êvar’s multi-disciplinary practice focuses on Kurdish genealogies, colonial violence in archives and their relationship with the trajectory of Kurdish feminism and Kurdish womanhood. In her analysis of archives, Êvar investigate the psychological impact of the archived material; how might archives perpetuate violent histories? What role does archiving play in shaping freedom - specifically that of occupied people and lands? How far does the current archive privilege particular narratives and create bias and conforming in the collective memory? Through broadening the range of methodologies she employs in her work, Êvar endeavours to assess the implications of archival structures for Kurdish women’s identity formation.
Yalla werin rûnin û bixwin!
Chewing, Swallowing Part 1 + 2
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