Aziz Hazara is an interdisciplinary artist based in Kabul. He works across mediums including photography, video, sound, programming languages, text and multimedia installations, exploring questions of identity, memory, archive, conflict, surveillance and migration in the context of power relations, geopolitics and the panopticon.
His works have been shown internationally including at: the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Australia; IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium; Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark; Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM), Marseille, France; 2020 Busan Biennale, and ACC Asia Culture Center, Kwangju South Korea amongst others.
Hazara was artist in residence at the Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France, KHOJ international artists´ association, New Delhi, India and UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asian Arts (UMISAA) scholar at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan. In 2019, he was awarded the Han Nefkens Foundation mentorship grant, where he is currently artist in residence at Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten (HISK), Ghent, Belgium. As part of the Han Nefkens mentorship grant, he has been commissioned to produce a body of work from 2019 to 2021. He has been shortlisted for the 6th edition of Future Generation Art Prize 2021 where he is commissioned by Pinchuk Art Center to produce new body of works for Venice Biennale 2022 and Pinchuk Art Center Kiev.