Sajia Sediqi: From Red to Black and White

Sajia Sediqi, From Red to Black and White, 2020, Video performance, 11:37 mins. Selected by the Centre for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA), Kabul.

28 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

From Red to Black and White (2020) was made in one of the psychiatric hospitals in Kabul called ‘Aliabad’. Sajia Sediqi (b. Afghanistan) used the ruins of the hospital, where severely ill patients were once treated, to examine women’s lives in Afghanistan, which have become more restricted during the pandemic.


Sajia Sediqi graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in 1995 and is currently studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Kabul University. Sediqi has been working at the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan and the Studio of Contemporary Arts Faculty of Fine Arts for the past two years. Her work focuses on the traditional views of women’s identity and position in society.