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Parwana Haydar is a moving image artist and curator based in London. 


Her work touch on themes such as memory, archives and displacement through generative AI, video collages, textile and film. In November 2023 she was offered ACE's Develop Your Creative Practice grant to work on her digital artwork and moving image practice. She studied Social Anthropology & Persian at SOAS with a specific focus on decolonial theory, Persian poetry, literature and folktales.

She is a curator of Afghan Visual Arts and History Collective (AVAH) a curatorial collective highlighting artists from Afghanistan and the diaspora.

​Why are you sad, mother?
Interfilm Festival Berlin, Germany. November 2023
Haus Coburg City Gallery, Germany. June - September 2023.

Red Spring

In Our Hands Fotofestiwal, Poland June 2023

Foot ache 

Goethe Institute, Germany. June - July 2023.

Eigenheim Gallery, Germany. August - September 2023.

Fragmented memories

Haus Coburg City Gallery. June 30th - September 10th, 2023.

The fun we had

Metroland Studios, London. February 2023.​

Centerframe Festival Funding for 'Why are you sad, Mother?' - November 2023

Arts Council England's Develop Your Creative Practice Grant - November 2023


LUX moving image emergent curator residency - July 2023 - July 2024 

Hansewissenshaftskolleg artist in residence - March - May 2023

residencies & awards

screenings & exhibitions

curation & talks

Why do we look at the past?
Why is it important? What are the stories we seek to find? In what ways may this shape the way we understand our histories and our present? Workshop at LUX moving image.

In between remembering and forgetting

A film programme & panel talk with traveling cinema Terassen, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Fragmented Memory

Unearthing Film History in Afghanistan. Independent Cinema Office as part of their ‘Archive Screening Days’ at BFI Southbank.


Visual memory and Collective Consciousness

Film programme and panel conversation in response to the exhibition ‘Above us the Milky Way’ at Void gallery in Derry, Ireland.

Countering Fragmentation.

Workshop facilitated by Moshtari Hilal and Parwana Haydar with artists Shahrbanoo Sadat and Rahraw Omarzad as supporting mentors at HKW Berlin. ​

stills from video work

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