Born in Esfahan (1979), Maryam K. Hedayat is an Iranian Belgian visual artist. After graduating as a Bachelor in the Arts at the University of Antwerp, she went on to study directing at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, where she is currently living. In 2016 she started working on the video dance installation Genderless with choreographer Judith Clijsters. The piece is co-produced by C-mine cultuurcentrum and kunstZ. It will be presented to the audience in 2017 and was previously staged as a work in progress during the Mestizo Arts festival in Antwerp. Furthermore, she has worked as a docent at Kunsthumaniora Brussels and has given several workshops and lectures for young children, on themes varying from film, migration to urbanization etc.
Hedayat is also in the process of post-production on her self-financed shortfilm Ferfereh and working on her first documentary “First Day of Spring”. She has also worked as a videographer for several dance and theatre groups such as DeRoovers, Laika, KunstZ and production companies such as Kosmonaut productions and Podiumkunsten among others. Her first short White Maze has been screened at several expositions in Antwerp and Brussels, namely at Semaine d’Art expo in Brussels, Made in Berchem travelling exposition, the Kortgeknipt film series and experimental film expo Bewegend Beeld in Antwerp. In 2013 she collaborated on the short Nazomer which was part of the Follow Gent film project. It was screened at Sphinx Cinema during The Ghent film festival.