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Aziz Hazara. The Restless Echo of Tomorrow

The Han Nefkens Foundation, in collaboration with the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, is glad to present the first solo exhibition of Afghan artist Aziz Hazara (Wardak, 1992), that will be inaugurated on October 2, 2020, at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

This exhibition is the result of the Mentorship Grant awarded to Hazara by the Han Nefkens Foundation in 2019 that aims to support the artist in all aspects of artistic production. The Grant has also allowed Hazara to be one of the residents at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent, Belgium.

The exhibition at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies will show recent video art works produced by the Han Nefkens Foundation, including Bow Echo, a five-channel video installation that has been featured for the first time at the Biennale of Sydney 2020.

This exhibition will travel to the Centre d’Art Contemporaine Genève in 2021.

 

Born in Wardak, Afghanistan, in 1992. Lives and works in Kabul, Afghanistan and Ghent, Belgium.

Aziz Hazara is an interdisciplinary artist based in Kabul and Ghent. He works across mediums including photography, video, sound, language programming, text and multimedia installations, exploring questions of identity, memory, archive, conflict, surveillance and migration in the context of power relations, geopolitics and the panopticon.

‘The visual exploration of my work is deeply entrenched in the geopolitics and the never-ending conflict that afflicts my native Afghanistan. The relevance of such issues, however, overcomes geographical specificities and appeals to a contemporary condition that is globally shared.’