Self-portrait (2021)

A photographer, filmmaker, designer and IT engineer, Hydar Dewachi’s practice fuses images (photography and films), design and technology, often in a documentary, semi-autobiographical context.

Over the past 15 years, Hydar has developed a career working in the fields of creativity and technology. Since 2010, his commissioned work has ranged from photography, short films, web and print design, online content curation, digital and technical consultations. His experience spans working with individuals and across a diverse spectrum of sectors including creative industries, charities, education, arts and performance.

Some of the organisations Hydar has worked with include ACME StudiosArt Fund, ArtsadminBarbican Centre, Camden Arts CentreCGP London, Corali Dance CompanyCulture+Conflict, Film and Video Umbrella (FVU), GasworksGrizedale Arts, Hayward TouringHeritage Lottery FundThe House of St. BarnabasIbraazThe Independent Film & Television College (Baghdad), Jerwood Visual Arts, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, KCILLower Hewood Farm, Parasol unit, The Photographers’ GalleryPicturehouse Cinemas, Platform Nord (Norway), Serpentine Galleries, Simon Lee GalleryStation House Opera, Tate, Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), UCL Art Museum, University of Agder (Norway), University of Westminster, UP Projects, and V&A Museum.

Artists he worked with include Anne Bean, Bobby BakerDavid CotterrellEmma Waltraud Howes, Paulina Olowska, Emma SmithFlorence PeakKhyam AllamiMarcia FarquharNoëmi LakmaierZatorski + Zatorski.

Prior to 2010, Hydar worked for two years providing technical support for Microsoft’s Online Advertising and four years as IT Support Manager for KnowledgeView: configuring, deploying and integrating web-based editorial systems for daily newspapers in the Middle East and the UK including the Independent News and Media in London.

Hydar has a M.Sc (1999) and B.Sc (1996) in Electronics and Communications engineering from the University of Baghdad.

» Download the full CV (PDF) (last updated February 2017)