Kurdish Video Art

Exhibition Time: 26 01 2024–25 02 2024
Opening: January 26  |  6:15 PM
Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės sq. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)

The exhibition features 10 Kurdish artists: Rushdi Anwar, Azad Nanekeli, Walid Siti, Zehra Dogan, Poshya Kakil, Azad Karim, Osman Ahmed, Havin Al-Sindy, Baris Seyitvan and Ahmad Nabaz. These works explore deep personal experiences related to the geopolitical context of the Middle East. They focus on the plight of refugees, the devastation of the environment, and personal struggles against government atrocities. Each work reflects a sharp examination of the complex circumstances and challenges faced by the people of the region.

Kurdistan is a distinct geographical and cultural region spanning parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, with a predominantly Kurdish population. The Kurds are an ethnic group with a rich history and a unique cultural identity that sets them apart in the Middle East. Although the Kurds are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world without a state of their own, they have retained a strong sense of unity due to their shared language and cultural heritage.

Kurdistan's history is marked by the struggle for autonomy and recognition, and Kurdish identity plays a central role in the various resistance movements. The Kurdish people have long faced challenges in defending their cultural and political rights and the region has been a hotbed of geopolitical conflict.

This exhibition is part of the Eteris project for the promotion of interdisciplinary art, education and international cooperation. For several years, Eteris has been defining intangible art forms such as sound art and video art, providing a platform for their expression and exploration. The project aims to create a space where these art forms can flourish.

The exhibition curator Waclaw Kuczma (PL)


The project is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.