About Azar Emdadi
Azar Emdadi, born in Iran Western Azerbaijan, lives and works in South Yorkshire, UK
Azar obtained her BA in Multi-disciplinary Design specialising in Photography at Stafford shire Polytechnic in 1989. In 1996 these skills were developed further through a Postgraduate course in Gender Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, where Azar majored in the field of ‘Women in Film.’
Azar began to develop her photographic work after leaving University with a short placement at Sheffield Star Newspapers. Then in 1990 she was commissioned to document the war with Armenia in Soviet Azerbaijan. This extremely sensitive and important work was published internationally in many journals.
Azar has since applied her skills as 'Photography Education Co-ordinator' for the Pavilion Woman’s Art Gallery in Leeds where, during the 90’s, she initiated and managed an innovative photographic project for women. Various techniques for manipulating visual media, including creative photography, were employed subjectively. Producing startling images, these works articulated first and foremost the individual’s emotional responses in relation to contextual issues of ‘Self and Identity’. This themed body of work has since been exhibited in various libraries and galleries in the UK.
Azar's uniquely intimate perspective, expressed through the medium of video and photography, has twice secured her the Yorkshire and Humberside Arts and Video Awards. These works have facilitated her current engagement with art based concerns, with particular emphasis on social, political and gender issues.
Azar Emdadi has held various exhibitions both in the UK and internationally, including a solo show at the World Cultural House of Berlin, Vatan Camiyyati (Homeland Society) in BAKU and in the UK shown work at Stoke on Trent Museum, Leicester City Hall, St David Hall Cardiff, Graves Art Gallery and London Ross Issa Project, She has also published, curated and taken part in gallery educational arts programmes.
Location : Artspace THE GATE VILLAGE BLDG. 3, LEVEL 2, DIFC DUBAI, UAE 506759
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -
Opening : 7:00 pm
Oct 12 2016 - Jan 12 2017