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Abdul Hamid Hemat


Abdul Hamid Hemat works in sculpture, painting, calligraphy, photography, and graphics. He is currently a Media Officer at the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Kabul. Before this, he worked as the Senior Creative Designer at the Moby Group. These professional roles, which expanded his creativity under tight deadlines, stemmed from his interest in art. Hamid Hemat was first inspired to study art in 2001 upon watching videos of the Taliban’s destruction of the Buddha statues in Bamyan. The devastation of such immense heritage sparked the interest that he was later able to pursue, following the fall of the Taliban. Hamid Hemat received his Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Kabul University and is currently working towards an MA in Visual Art at Kabul University.