Azar Saiyar CV

filmmaker | visual artist | b. 1979
lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

Education
University of Art and Design/ Aalto University (MA)
Arts Academy/ Turku Polytechnic (BA)

Short Films
Tell me | 2019
Monument of Distance | 2018
Hey You! | 2017/2018
Catalogue Dialogue | 2017
Child and a Tea Glass | 2017
History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails | 2016
Primus Tempus | 2014
Ring | 2013 (with Sini Liimatainen)
Helsinki-Tehran | 2009
nay, null, absent | 2006
snowsandrainpaper | 2006 (with Joonas Kiviharju)
Novy Roku | 2002 (with Joonas Kiviharju and Marja Viitahuhta)

Awards
Prix du Jury Hybride / Festival Silhouette 2019

Solo exhibitions
Galleria Forum Box / Mediabox, Helsinki, Finland 06/2018
B-galleria, Turku, Finland 08/2017
Pori Art Museum (Rappu-space), Pori, Finland 02-03/2017
Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland 01/2017
Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland 04/2016
Titanik-galleria (project space), Turku, Finland 01/2014
Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland 01/2014

Selected group exhibitions
While we forget (with Ida Palojärvi and Marja Viitahuhta) at Kurant.-visningsrum / Tromsø, Norway 08/2019
SQUARE (with Edwina Goldstone and Mariam Haji, curated by Sepideh Rahaa), Cultural Centre Stoa / Helsinki 06-08/2019
Inkerö, Saiyar, Takala (curated by Mariliis Rebane) / Tower of Finnish National Museum / Helsinki 05/2019
Huuto oot uuH! / Galleria Huuto, Helsinki 09/2018
Altistuminen (with Marja Viitahuhta) / Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki 06/2017
Totuus Suomesta (curated by Porin kulttuurisäätö) / Helsinki/Pori 06,07/2017
Uudelleenjärjestetty (with Ewa Gorzna and Liinu Grönlund, curated by AV-arkki) / Galleria Rajatila, Tampere 03/2015

Selected festivals/screenings
2020 Minimalen, Norway
2019 DOK Leipzig, Germany / Tallinna Fotokuu, Estonia / Festival Silhouette, France / Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Russia / Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France / Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany  / AGH Film Festival Ontario, Canada / Festival Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2018 Message to Man, Russia / Pori Film Festival, Finland
2017 Message to Man, Russia / Nemaf, South-Korea / Stuttgarter Film Winter, Germany
2016 Signes de Nuit Paris, France / Signes de Nuit Lissabon, Portugal / Viten Film Festival, Norway / Artova Film Festival, Helsinki 
2015 Kino der Kunst, Germany / Akbank Short FF, Turkey / Mediawave, Hungary / Neues Museum im Nürnberg, Germany / INVIDEO, Italy / Sleepwalkers, Estonia  
2014 Videomedeja, Serbia / Cairo Video Festival, Egypt / HLEF, Finland
2013 Derapage Montreal, Canada / Tampere Film Festival, Finland
2011 Videodumbo, New York, USA / European Media Art Festival, Germany
2010 l´Alternativa, Spain / Loop festival, Spain / Signes de Nuit Paris, France

Collections
The Helsinki Art Museum HAM

Memberships
AV-arkki, Centre for Finnish Media Art, member of board
Huuto Gallery (artist run gallery) , vice member of board

Distribution
AV-arkki