Ayam Yaldo

Through acts of unearthing, reconstruction and world-building, Ayam Yaldo's practice extracts from historical and personal memories in relation to her Mesopotamian heritage. Ayam Yaldo immerses herself as performer, wander, assembler and bearer of relics as cultural containers that continue to shape the self. Her multi-layered videos and installations enable images to become artefacts that oscillate between the physical and digital, real or imagined, that are at play through push and pull effects. She is interested in concepts of transformation and the ephemeral in relation to forms of displacement.



Ayam Yaldo is an Iraqi/American interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She holds a BFA and an MFA in Studio Arts - Intermedia from Concordia University. She has participated in numerous residencies including BAiR (2022) The Banff Centre and the Champ d’Action.LabO (2019) in Antwerp, Belgium. Ayam Yaldo has participated in national and international exhibitions  and her work has been generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal. 


Recent exhibitions


Athar / a Sending, solo exhibition, Franz Kaka gallery, Toronto, CA

Those That Came Before Us, group exhibition, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, CA


The Deeply Rooted, group exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, US

Artscape Daniels Launchpad, group exhibition, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CA

IN OUT,  group exhibition, Banff, CA


Cowlick in a Devil's Peak: A Night of Artists' Film, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

Cover Story, group exhibition, Art Pop, Montreal, CA

Quelque part, Du Vert à L'infini, group exhibition, Paris, FR


Disobedience, group exhibition, Champ d’Action.LabO, deSingel, Antwerp, BE

Peripheral Hours III: Site of the Not Yet, live performance with Alexandra Bischoff, Peripheral Hours, Montreal, CA


Maureen III, group exhibition of MFA students, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, CA


Non non-Objective Structure, solo exhibition, Perte de Signal, Montreal, CA