b. 1981, Baghdad
Lives and works in Los Angeles
Artist Hayv Kahraman draws from her own experiences of exile, displacement and of living in the diaspora. Her multifaceted practice, which encompasses painting, drawing, object-making and performance, often includes depictions of female figures which are at once semi-autobiographical and culturally ambiguous. Through these she addresses notions of violence, oppression, memory and the crisis of belonging.
Works exhibited in Hamburg & Sharjah:
Facial Hair (2016)