UPCOMING AND RECENT
Aurinkokirja (Solar Book) short film is included in Otos, jälki, henki (Case, Trace, Spirit) exhibition, a joint exhibition of Pori Art Museum and Satakunta Museum. Four artists (Antti Oikarinen, Vappu Rossi, Azar Saiyar & Perttu Saksa) were invited to make new works that were created in interaction with items from the historical collection of Satakunta Museum. The exhibition opened 28.4.2023 and is open until 28.1.2024.
My home shortfilm screened at Beijing International Short Film Festival International Competition programme on 2.5.2023.
A retrospective screening in Tampere Film Festival at Cine Atlas theatre on 8.3.2023 18:00 and 11.3.2023 16:15. About the screening (in Finnish): https://www.av-arkki.fi/fi/uutiset/tampereen-elokuvajuhlat23/
My home shortfilm is screened at Laceno d’Oro, Italy.
Listeners exhibition at Galleria Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki featuring Negin Bahadori and Kaino Wennerstrand. The exhibition is curated by Ida Palojärvi.
My home shortfilm screened at Flight Film Festival, Genova, Italy.
My home shortfilm screened at Bristol Encounters Film Festival.
My home is screened at Nerojen hautajaiset Multidisciplinary Art Festival held in Galleria Oksasenkatu 11 and Maunula talo, Helsinki 29.-30.11.2022 and curated by Julius Valve.
Azar Saiyar was awarded AVEK award 2022.
My home shortfilm screened at DokuBaku, Arica Doc, Encounters Film Festival and Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy.
Short film Laila’s Apple will be screened at Suspaustas Laikas Vilnus, in “The Archival Impulse” screening curated by Miki Ambrozy. The screening will take place at Mo Muzejus on 27.7.2022 19:00.
Short films Laila’s Apple and History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails are both shown at Internationales Frauen Film Fest Dortmund+Köln in a screening of films distributed by AV-arkki. The screening will take place at Filmhaus Köln 02.04.2022 12:00.
My home short film was selected to the Forum Expanded strand at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. The film will have its world premiere at Arsenal Film Theatre on 11.2.2022 at 16:30.
History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails video piece is part of a group show named Between Objects (Esineiden kesken). The exhibition is curated by curator Denis Maksimov. It presents artworks acquired to Helsinki Art Museum HAM’s collection over the past 10 years in dialogue with artworks by contemporary artists from Estonia. The exhibition is on view at HAM mix space 4.2.-29.5.2022.
Laila´s Apple video piece is screened in the Nordic Competition programme of 34th Minimalen Short Film Festival held in Trondheim, Norway. The screening will take place on January 13th 2022, 17:00.
History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails video piece is part of Politics of Care online exhibition organized by Helsinki Art Museum HAM and curated by HAM curator Petronella Grönroos.
Drowsy Space (Horteinen tila) event in Museum of Impossible Forms on 21.11.2021 from 14:00. Organised by artist Sirpa Jokinen and Minna-Kaisa Kallinen. Invited Artists: Heta Bilaletdin (visual and sound artist), Tuukka Haapakorpi (visual and sound artist), Pauliina Haasjoki (poet), Shinji Kanki (sound artist) and Katja Lamberg (musician), Azar Saiyar (filmmaker), Salla Valle (performance artist).
Laila´s Apple is screened in In Silico competition of Message2Man film festival, St Petersburg on 1.11.2021
A retrospective screening in Uppsala International Short film festival 31.10.2021 17:00 at Fyris film theatre.
Solo exhibition at MAA-tila project space, Helsinki.
Tell me is shown at Braziers International Film Festival, in Entangled Landscapes screening on 4th of September at 11:00.
Azar Saiyar is one of the artists of XXV Mänttä Art Festival. The theme of the festival is To Err is Human and it is curated by Anna Ruth. The exhibition is open 13.6.-31.8.2021.
ÖRES21 summer exhibition, a group exhibition of Örö Residency artists, open 20.6.-30.9.2021 in Örö island and online.
Monument of Distance can be seen from 80´s TV screen in Kirpilä Art Collection , Helsinki from 2.9.2020. The short video piece is on display as a part of As seen on television – video art compilation curated by Tytti Rantanen/AV-arkki. The other artists in this video art programme are Laura Horelli, Marko Lampisuo, Mika Taanila and Denise Ziegler.
Tell me is shown at Suomalaisen elokuvan festivaali, held in Turku. The screening is on September 4, 22:00 with films by Ville Tanttu and Arttu Nieminen.
Monument of Distance screened at Festival Silhouette held between 22.-29.8.2020 in Paris. Last year the film won the Prix du Jury Hybride at the same festival. The screening is on Sunday, August 23, at 20:00.
Tell me has been selected to the 16th edition of Lago Film Fest – International Festival of Independent Cinema, which will be held in Revine Lago from July 24th to August 2nd 2020.
Tell me has been selected to the international competition of of Kinodot Experimental Film Festival. The festival that is usually placed in Moscow will be online 22-26.5.2020. Tell me will be screened on 24th of May 2020.
Tell me is shown in online edition of Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen from 17.5.2020 20:00 CET to 19.5.2020 20:00 CET in a distributor screening of AV-Arkki, the centre for finnish media art.
Tell me shown in Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway on Nordic competition programme screened 24.1.2020 17:00
Monument of Distance travels to Kasseler Dokfest. Screening on 16th of November, 15:00 at KulturBahnhof Kassel.
Tell me will have its international premiere at DOK Leipzig on Saturday, November 2, at 16:00.
Monument of Distance shown at Tallinn Photomonth, East from west screening 2.10.2019, 6.30 pm at Sõprus cinema. The screening is curated by Ingel Vaikla.
Hey You can be seen in Bio Rex, Helsinki at Relational capacities screening 9.9.2019, 6.30 pm. The screening is curated by Rachael Rakes and the event is part of the Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s programme Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities.
Monument of Distance screened at the IFF Belo Horizonte held in Brazil 30.8.-7.9.2019 and in Hybride – Le DOC selection of Silhouette Festival held in Paris, France 30.8.-7.9.2019.
While we forget – an exhibition in Kurant gallery, Tromsø, Norway 23.8.-8.9.2019 with works of Ida Palojärvi, Azar Saiyar and Marja Viitahuhta.
Monument of Distance screened at Rencontres Internationales Berlin 21.8.2019, 17:00 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt
SQUARE – an exhibition in Stoa gallery 6.6.-9.8.2019 with works of Edwina Goldstone, Mariam Haji and Azar Saiyar. Curated by Sepideh Rahaa.
Inkerö, Saiyar, Takala – an exhibition curated by Marliis Rebane that foregrounds new moving image works by Artor Jesus Inkerö, Azar Saiyar and Pilvi Takala shown in the tower of National Museum of Finland. 4.-17.5.2019