Hanifa Alizada (Afghanistan)
was born in Ghazni, Afghanistan in June of 1989. Due to the civil wars in Afghanistan and the deteriorating condition of the country her family decided to migrate from Ghazni to Tehran when she was 8 years old. In 2008 she received the UMISAA (UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asian Arts) scholarship and started her education at the Beaconhouse National University in Pakistan. She graduated from the BNU with distinction and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in June of 2012. After graduation she was selected as one of 25 young artists representing south Asia in competition Imagining Our Future Together exhibition, sponsored by the World Bank, and through that she got a chance to exhibit her work beyond Lahore, in India, Bangladesh and USA. Currently, she lives in Kabul and works as a visual artist, lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts, Kabul University, and as a Photographer at the 3rdEye Photojournalism Centre. She also conducts photography-art workshops in different Cultural centres in Kabul.