Maryam K. Hedayat is an Iranian visual artist living in Brussels. She graduated with honours as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Antwerp and went on to study film directing at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. Hedayat works as an independent film and documentary maker and also as a videographer for several dance and theatre companies.
Her video-installation Genderless successfully toured in Belgium from 2016 to 2018. A side project of Genderless, A Tale of Memories, was selected for the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival and exhibited at MAS and during Zoveel Many Trees>
Together with David Helbich, she is currently working on the art integration project Nieuwland, in the Brussels Marolles. Furthermore, she is leading a creative filmworkshop project called ENFEM in Molenbeek.
Hedayat was also selected as one of the fourteen artists to take part in PUSH, a 2-year project funded by Creative Europe exploring the themes gender/sexual identity, migration & (over) protection in theatre and dance.
Hedayat is in the process of writing and researching her first feature length documentary First Day of Spring.
She made the film Deburkinastion for theatre maker Rachida Lamrabet, in collaboration with KVS and The Goethe Institute.
She is furthermore an editorial member of the arts and culture magazine Rekto:Verso, a founding member of Cross Critique, and a member of SectieMoFo, a think tank for diversity in the arts.