Hayv Kahraman


Hayv Kahraman was born in Baghdad, Iraq 1981. Recent solo exhibitions include Collective Performance, Nelson-Atkins museum of art, Kansas City and Duke University, Durham, Let the guest be the Master, Jack Shainman, Extimacy, The third line gallery, Dubai, Pins and Needles, The third line gallery, Dubai ; Waraq, Frey Norris, San Francisco ; Seven gates, Green Cardamom, London.

Recent group exhibitions include: Neighbors – Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond, Istanbul museum of modern art ; Echoes, Islamic art and contemporary artists, Nelson-Atkins museum of Art ; Arab Contemporary, Architecture, culture and identity, Louisiana museum of modern art, Denmark; The Jameel tour, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Cantor Art Center, Stanford ; The Victoria and Albert museum, London; Institute de Monde Arabe, Paris ; Casa Arabe, Madrid; Fertile Crescent, Paul Robeson center for the Arts, Princeton; Newtopia the state of human rights, Kazerne Dossin Museum, Mechelen; Disquieting muses, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece (2011); Of women’s modesty and anger, Villa Empain center for the arts, Brussels (2011); Taswir, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin Germany (2010); Unveiled: New art from the middle east, Saatchi gallery, London (2009); Hayv was shortlisted for the 2011 Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Museum.