Hayv Kahraman

1981
Born in Baghdad, Iraq
 
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
 
2006
University of Umeå, Sweden
2005
Accademia di arte e design di Firenze, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Museum of Art in Honolulu, HI
 
"Hayv Kahraman," curated by Rosie Cooper, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexill On Sea, Sussex, UK
2018
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Project Series 52: Hayv Kahraman," Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (link)
2017
"Re-weaving Migrant Inscriptions," Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY (link)
 
"Acts of Reparation," Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (link)
2016
"Audible Inaudible," The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
 
"Artist Drawing Club: Sound Wounds," Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA (link)
 
"Hayv Kahraman," Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
 
"A Change of Place: Four Solo Exhibitions," The School, Kinderhook, NY
2015
"How Iraqi Are You?," Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
2014
"Collective Performance," Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, KS; Duke University, Durham, NC
2013
"Let the Guest be the Master," Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
2012
"Extimacy," The Third Line Gallery, Dubai
2010
"Pins and Needles," The Third Line Gallery, Dubai
 
"Seven Gates," Green Cardamom Gallery, London, UK
 
"Waraq," Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009
"Marionettes," The Third Line Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2007
"Celebrating Women in the Arts," Diyarbakir, Turkey

Group Exhibitions

2019
"When Home Won't Let you Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art," curated by Eva Respini, ICA Boston, Boston, MA
 
“Suffering from Realness,” MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (link)
 
"Pulse," Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS (forthcoming)
2018
"Still I Rise," Nottingham Contemporary, UK; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
 
"Jameel Prize 5," curated by Salma Tuqan, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2017
"The Centre Cannot Hold," curated by Suzanne Egeran, Near East, Istanbul, Turkey
 
"Between Two Rounds of Fire, The Exile of the Sea: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art Collection, United Arab Emirates," The American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
 
”Dreamers Awake,” White Cube Gallery, London, UK
 
"The Art Show: Art of the New Millennium in the Taguchi Art Collection," The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
2016
"Making Her Mark," Mattuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
 
"Us is Them," The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
 
"No Mans Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection," Rubell Collection, Miami, FL; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C
 
"Winter in America," The School, Kinderhook, New York, NY
2015
"Piece by Piece: Building a Collection," Kemper Musem of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
 
"June: A Painting Show," Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
 
"UNREALISM: Presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch," The Moore Building, Miami, FL
 
"5th Thessaloniki Biennale: Old Intersections-Make it Νew ΙΙΙ," curated by Katerina Gregos, Greek State Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece
 
"Minor Heroisms," Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey
2014
"Neighors: contemporary narratives from Turkey and beyond," curated by Celenk Bafra, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
 
"Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond," curated by Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo, Istanbul Modern, Turkey
 
"Mise En Scène," The School, Kinderhook, NY
 
"Now Babylon – Architecture, Culture and Identity," curated by Kjeld Kjeldse, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
2013
"Jameel Prize," Victoria & Albert Museum; San Antonia Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA
 
"Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists," Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
 
"The Beginning of Thinking is Geometric," curated by Sara Raza, Maraya Art Center, Dubai, UAE
 
"Silk," curated by Jane Neal, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012
"Fertile Crescent," Rutgers Paul Robeson Gallery, Newark, NJ
 
"Newtopia: The State of Human Rights," Kazerne Dossin Museum, Mechelen, Belgium
 
"Cross-Currents: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Art of the Islamic World," curated by Jessica Hunter-Larsen, I.D.E.A. Space, Colorado Springs, CO
 
"Look Both Ways," Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011
"The Jameel Prize 2011 – Shortlist Exhibition," curated by Salma Tuqan, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
 
"The State: Social/Antisocial?," curated by Rami Farook, The Third Line Gallery and Traffic Dubai, UAE
 
"Disquieting Muses," curated by Syrago Tsiara, Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
 
"I Don't Need Your Money Honey, All I Need Is Love," Traffic Gallery, Dubai, UAE
 
"Of Women’s Modesty and Anger," Villa Empain/Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
2010
"The Silk Road," Le Tri Postal, Lille, France
 
"Women Painters From Five Continents," Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009
"Balla-Drama," Paradise Row Gallery, London, UK
 
"Echo," Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
"Sharjah Biennial," Sharjah, UAE
 
"Taswir: Pictorial Mapping of Islam and Modernity," Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
 
"Unveiled; New Art from the Middle East," Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2008
"Hayv Kahraman & I-Ling Eleen Lin," Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
 
"Local Produce," The Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007
"Life Drawing," The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
 
"Celebrating Women in the Arts," Diyarbakir, Turkey
2006
"Demons," Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Press

2018
Beeston, Georgia. "'You have to go deeper': Islamic art comes alive at Jameel prize in London," Middle East Eye, October 11 (link)
 
Judah, Hettie. "Frieze London review – women on top at the #MeToo art fair," The Guardian, October 4 (link)
 
Shaikh, Ayesha, "5 Art Books That Will Immediately Upgrade Your Coffee Table," Harper's Bazaar Arabia (web), September 27 (link)
 
Mizota, Sharon, "Review: Hayv Kahraman’s paintings of decorous Kurdish women short-circuit stereotypical images of Iraq," LA Times (web), September 17 (link)
 
Feliciano, Kristina, "Sex Work and Survival in Hayv Kahraman's 'Silence Is Gold,'" Gallery Gurls (web), Spetmeber 22 (link)
 
Finkel, Jori, "Hayv Kahraman on the Kurdish exodus—and the trouble with humanitarian campaigns," The Art Newspaper (web), September 21 (link)
 
"Top London Art Shows this Week: Justin John Greene to Tomma Abts," Blouin ArtInfo, September 3 (link)
 
Forshaw, Siobhan, "Hayv Kahraman’s Politics of Painting," Elephant (web), July 25 (link)
 
Da Silva, Jose, Gareth Harris, and Emily Sharpe,"Three to See: London," The Art Newspaper (web), June 29 (link)
 
Lescase, Zoe, “13 Artists On: Immigration,” The New York Times Style Magazine (web), June 19 (link)
 
“These Artists and Designers Have Made the Shortlist for Jameel Prize 5,” Harper’s Bazaar (web), June 19 (link)
 
Stoughton, India, “Middle Eastern Artists Give Traditional Art A Modern Twist,” Al-Monitor (web), June 4 (link)
 
Li, Alvin, “Art Basel Hong Kong,” art-agenda (web), April 4 (link)
 
Brady, Anna, “Collector’s Eye: Muna Al Gurg,” The Art Newspaper (web), March 26 (link)
 
Vali, Murtaza, “Hayv Kahraman at Jack Shainman Gallery,” frieze, March
 
Greenberger, Alex, "Shortlist Revealed for 2018 Jameel Prize," ARTnews (web), February 6 (link)
2017
LePique, Annette, ""Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation // CAM St. Louis," The Seen (web), December 18 (link)
 
Vasvani, Bansie, “Re-Weaving Migrant Inscriptions: Hayv Kahraman,” Art Asia Pacific, December (link)
 
Hamdan, Lara ,”Iraqi-born artist Hayv Kahraman creates performance based on collective memories,” St. Louis Public Radio, November 29 (link)
 
Memarian, Omid, “Weaving Objects of Loss and Memory with Hayv Kahraman,” Global Voices (web), December 2 (link)
 
Vali, Murtaza, “Hayv Kahraman at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York,” frieze (web), December 6 (link)
 
Goldie, Kaelen Wilson, “Critics’ Pick: Hayv Kahraman at Jack Shainman Gallery,” Artforum (web), November (link)
 
Ray, Sharmistha, “An Iraqi Artist Bears Witness to the Trauma of Displacement,” Hyperallergic (web), November 25 (link)
 
Scott, Izabella, “The Pivotal Role That Women Have Played in Surrealism,” Artsy (web), July 4
 
Fowler, Nancy, “Is upcoming Contemporary Art Museum exhibition opportunity for a do-over,” KBIA (web), August 2
2015
Monica, Lauren P. Della, "Bodies of Work - Contemporary Figurative Painting," [S.l.]: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
 
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, Tami-Katz Freiman, and Anna Stothart, "No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection"
 
Smith, Roberta, “Hayv Kahraman: How Iraqi Are You?”, The New York Times, March
2014
Bryant, Eric, “Defying Definitions”, Art+Auction, March
 
Mohammed, Sehba, “Hayv Kahraman”, Modern Painters, March
2013
Mignolo, Walter, “Sensing Otherwise” Ibraaz, September
 
Siegal, Nina, “Dark Memories of War Illuminate an Artist’s Work," New York Times, January
 
Cembalest, Robin, “Let It Bleed: The Frightening Scene on the Met’s Roof,” ArtNews, May
 
Tully, Judd, “Frieze New York Sales: Ropac, Lisson, Kasmin Score Ma- jor Deals," Artinfo, May
2012
Brodsky, Judith, Olin Ferris, Kelly Baum, and Margot Badran, "The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society," Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art
 
Soulez, Juliette, “Le Top 10 Des Meilleures Artistes Feministes Arabe,” ArtInfo, August
 
Mohseni, Yasmine, “The Rich Mosaic of Hayv Kahraman’s Art and Life,” The Huffington Post, March
 
Mohseni, Yasmine, “Of Violence and Beauty,” Modern Painters, April
2011
Gavin, Francesca, "100 New Artists," London: Laurence Kind Publishing Ltd.
 
Liao, Vicky, “Hayv Kahraman,” My Dpi Magazine
2009
Farjam, Lisa, "Saatchi Gallery Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East," London: Booth-Clibborn Editions
 
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Taswir, "Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity," Berliner Festspiele, Berlin
 
Shabout, Nada, "New Vision: Arab Art and the Twenty-First Century," London: Transglobe Publishing Ltd.
 
Ailyn, Agonia, “Hayv Kahraman Exhibition,” Qatar Tribune, May
 
Berwick, Carly, “Critic’s Pick,” ARTnews, October
 
Gleadel, Colin, “Art Sales: A Round-up of the Contemporary Art Fair in Dubai,” The Telegraph, March
 
Glover, Michael, “Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East,” The Independent, February
 
Goldie, Kaele Wilson, “Package Deal,” The National, February
 
Grossi, Beatrice, “Hayv Kahraman in Doha,” l’Agenda, May-June
 
Honigman, Ana Finel, “Interview with Hayv Kahraman,” ARTslant
 
Loha, Nethal, “Hayv Kahraman,” Marie Claire, August
 
Mohseni, Yasmine, “Inner Travels,” Canvas, November
 
Pitman, Joanna, “Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East at Saatchi Gallery,” The Sunday Times, January
 
Rosenberg, Karen, “Toplessness and Taxidermy in a Bottomless Mar- ket,” The New York Times, March 6
 
Wallace-Thompson, Anna, “Smile, You’re in Sharjah,” Canvas, May
2008
Fekri, Reem, “Urban Artists,” Browbook, May-June
 
Vali, Muratza, “Life Drawing: Review,” Bidoun, Spring-Summer
 
White, Lucy, “Arty Investments,” Wafi Collection, July

Publications

2018
Kahraman, Hayv, Rebecca McGrew, Madina Tlostanova, and Sinan Antoon. Hayv Kahraman: Project 52 Series, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: New York, NY (link)
2017
Kahraman, Hayv, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Walter Mignolo, Octavio Zaya, J. Martin Daughtry, and Loren Olson. Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation, Artbook/D.A.P: New York, NY (link)
2015
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, Tami-Katz Freiman, and Anna Stothart. No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
 
Monica, Lauren P. Della. Bodies of Work - Contemporary Figurative Painting. [S.l.]: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
2012
Brodsky, Judith, Olin, Ferris, Baum, Kelly, Badran, Margot. The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society. Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art
2011
Gavin, Francesca. 100 New Artists. London: Laurence Kind Publishing Ltd.
2009
Shabout, Nada. New Vision: Arab Art and the Twenty-First Century. London: Transglobe Publishing Ltd.
 
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Taswir: Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity. Berliner Festspiele, Berlin
 
Farjam, Lisa. Saatchi Gallery Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East. London: Booth-Clibborn Editions

Grants and Awards

2018
Jameel Prize Short Listed Artist, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2014
Excellence in Cultural Creativity, Global Thinkers Forum Awards
2011
Jameel Prize Short Listed Artist, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Public Collections

 
American Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq
 
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
 
The Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
 
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
 
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
MATHAF Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
 
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
 
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
 
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
 
Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA
 
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
 
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
 
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK