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Kani Marouf

Kani Marouf

Artistic Director
Künstlerische Leitung
Derhênera Hunerê

Kani Marouf is a filmmaker and artist, currently based in Berlin, born in Saarbrücken. She first studied Visual Communication at Bauhaus University Weimar, where she graduated from in 2016, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts and later went to graduate from Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam from the film postgraduate program "Shadow Channel — Film, Design & Politics", holding a Masters of Fine Art. In Amsterdam, she was an artist in residence at WOW Amsterdam and a stipend of a German excellency program. In 2016 she co-founded the visual and research studio Versus Eternity, mainly dealing with the destruction of Mesopotamian cultural heritage sites. She has been selected in numerous exhibitions and festivals around the world. Her work has been screened in various formats, from traditional exhibition spaces (Galerie Rothamel, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Jan van Eyck Academy) and festivals (International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Reykjavík International Film Festival, Kurdish Film Festival Berlin, Sonic Acts Academy) to experimental online platforms, like DEMO and artist-run spaces such as the Illegal Cinema at Magacin, in Belgrade. Her essays were published by Sternberg Press and Protocol Magazin. Since 2021 she is part of mîtosfilm where she works as the artistic director of the Kurdish Film Festival.

Filmography

Versus Eternity — A short motion on cultural images
9 min, HD, 2016
https://versuseternity.com/

Images of a Favour
23 min, HD, 2018
https://www.kanimarouf.com/images-of-a-favour-2018-23-min-single-channel/

Journey towards Nullity
9 min, 4K, 2019
https://www.kanimarouf.com/journey-towards-nullity/

All I see is you
58 min, 4K, 2019
https://www.kanimarouf.com/all-i-see-is-you/
Kani Marouf ist Filmemacherin und Künstlerin, lebt derzeit in Berlin und ist gebürtige Saarbrückerin. Sie studierte zunächst Visuelle Kommunikation an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, wo sie 2016 ihren Bachelor of Fine Arts und später am Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam im Filmprogramm "Shadow Channel — Film, Design & Politics" ihren Master of Fine Art, abschloss. In Amsterdam war sie Teil der Artist Residency WOW Amsterdam und Stipendiatin einer deutschen Begabtenförderung.
2015 war sie Mitbegründerin des Design- und Researchstudios Versus Eternity, dass sich mit der Zerstörung mesopotamischen Kulturerbes beschäftigt. Ihre Arbeiten wurden in verschiedensten Formen weltweit präsentiert, von klassischen Ausstellungsräumen (Galerie Rothamel, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Jan van Eyck Academy), Festivals (International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Reykjavík International Film Festival, Kurdish Film Festival Berlin, Sonic Acts Academy) und experimentellen Online-Plattformen wie DEMO und kollektivbetriebenen Galerien, wie dem Illegal Cinema im Magacin Belgrad. Ihre Essays wurden bei Sternberg Press und Protocol Magazin veröffentlicht. Seit 2021 ist sie Teil von mîtosfilm, wo sie als künstlerische Leiterin das Kurdischen Filmfestival betreut.

Filmografie

Versus Eternity — A short motion on cultural images
9 min, HD, 2016
https://versuseternity.com/

Images of a Favour
23 min, HD, 2018
https://www.kanimarouf.com/images-of-a-favour-2018-23-min-single-channel/

Journey towards Nullity
9 min, 4K, 2019
https://www.kanimarouf.com/journey-towards-nullity/

All I see is you
58 min, 4K, 2019
https://www.kanimarouf.com/all-i-see-is-you/
Kani Marouf, filmsaz û hunermend e, li Saarbrückenê ji dayik bûye û niha li Berlînê dijî. Pêşî Komînîkasyona Dîtbarî li Zanîngeha Weimar ya Bauhausê xwend û li wir beşa hunerên ciwan di sala 2016an de qedand, paşê jî mastera xwe ya hunerên ciwan li enstîtuya Sandberga Amsterdamê girêdayî bernameya "Shadow Channel -Film, Design û Politics"ê qedand. Ew hunermendek bû ku li WOW Amsterdamê îkamet dikir û ji bernameyeke Almanan burs werdigirt. Sala 2016an stûdyoya sêwirandin û lêkolînê "Versus Eternity" ava kir ku bi piranî li ser jinavbirina mîrata çandî ya Mezopotamyayê dixebite. Karên wê bi şêwazên cihêreng li sertaserê cîhanê hatin pêşkêşkirin. Ji pêşangeh û festîvalên tradisyonel bigire heta platformên online yên ezmûnî yên wekî DEMO û galeriyên ku ji hêla hunermendan ve têne rêvebirin, yên wek Sînemaya Neqanûnî li Magacin, li Belgradê. Herwiha ji sala 2021an ve yek ji endamên Mîtosfilmê ye, û derhênera hunerê ya Festîvala Filmên Kurdî ye.


Filmography

Versus Eternity — A short motion on cultural images
9 min, HD, 2016
https://versuseternity.com/

Images of a Favour
23 min, HD, 2018
https://www.kanimarouf.com/images-of-a-favour-2018-23-min-single-channel/

Journey towards Nullity
9 min, 4K, 2019
https://www.kanimarouf.com/journey-towards-nullity/

All I see is you
58 min, 4K, 2019
https://www.kanimarouf.com/all-i-see-is-you/