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Hayv Kahraman
“Pigeons,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman “Binding,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman
“Binding,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman “Swallowing Antibodies,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman
“Swallowing Antibodies,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman “untitled,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman
“untitled,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman “untitled,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman
“untitled,” 2021
Hayv Kahraman “The Appeal 11,” 2018
Hayv Kahraman
“The Appeal 11,” 2018
Hayv Kahraman, The Appeal 14, 2018, Oil on linen, 35 x 35" [HxW] (88.9 x 88.9 cm), Photo credit: Jeff McLane
Hayv Kahraman
"The Appeal 14," 2018
Hayv Kahraman “The Appeal 9,” 2018
Hayv Kahraman
“The Appeal 9,” 2018
Hayv Kahraman  The Appeal 2, 2018
Hayv Kahraman
"The Appeal 2," 2018
Hayv Kahraman, Boob Gold, 2018, Oil on wood, 72 x 48" [HxW] (182.88 x 121.92 cm), Photo credit: Jeff McLane
Hayv Kahraman
"Boob Gold," 2018
Hayv Kahraman, Bodies #2, 2018, Oil on linen, 78 x 50" [HxW] (198.12 x 127 cm)
Hayv Kahraman
"Bodies #2," 2018
Hayv Kahraman, Bodies #1, 2018, Oil on linen, 78 x 50" [HxW] (198.12 x 127 cm)
Hayv Kahraman
"Bodies #1," 2018
Hayv Kahraman, The Celebrity, 2018, Oil on linen, 100 x 79" [HxW] (254 x 2.66 cm), Photo credit: Robert Wedemeyer
Hayv Kahraman
"The Celebrity," 2018
Hayv Kahraman, The Audience, 2018, Oil on linen, 97 x 73" [HxW] (246.38 x 185.42 cm), Photo credit: Robert Wedemeyer
Hayv Kahraman
"The Audience," 2018
Hayv Kahraman, Procession, 2017, Oil on linen, 50 x 78 x 3" [HxWxD], Photo credit: Jeff McLane
Hayv Kahraman
"Procession," 2017
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

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2024
"Look Me in the Eyes," ICA San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
"The Foreign in Us," The Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
2023
"Gut Feelings: Part II," The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE
2022
"Gut Feelings," The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, London, UK
"Hayv Kahraman: The Touch of Otherness," SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
2021
"Hayv Kahraman: The Touch of Otherness," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2020
"Hayv Kahraman," Pilar Corrias, London, UK
2019
"Hayv Kahraman: Not Quite Human," Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
“To the Land of the Waqwaq," Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, Honolulu, HI
"Hayv Kahraman: 
Superfluous Bodies," Museum of Art in Honolulu, HI
"Hayv Kahraman: Displaced Choreographies," curated by Rosie Cooper, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexill On Sea, Sussex, UK (Link)
2018
"Silence Is Gold," 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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023
“Women on the Verge,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
"The Inescapable Intertwining of All Lives," Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (Link)
"O Quilombismo," Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Germany
"Women Defining Women In Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2022
"In The Heart of Another Country," Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
"Stressed World," Jack Shainman Gallery, The School, Kinderhook, NY
"Women Painting Women," The Modern, Fort Worth, TX
2021-2022
"Our whole, unruly selves," San José Museum of Art, San José, CA (Link)
2021
"Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa," The British Museum, London, UK (Link)
"Anti/Body," Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY (Link)
2020
"20 Years," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2020-2021
“New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century,” Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2019-2020
“Driving Forces: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti,” Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
“In Plain Sight,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2019
“I Will See It, When I Believe It," Third Line gallery, Dubai, UAE
"When Home Won't Let you Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art," curated by Eva Respini, ICA Boston, Boston, MA
2019-2020
“Suffering from Realness,” MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (Link)
2019
"Pulse," Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
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

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2024
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2023
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2022
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2021
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2020
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2011
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Group Exhibition Catalogues and Books

2022
Morrill, Rebecca, et al., eds. Great Women Painters. London, Phaidon, 2022.
2021
Hernandez, Jasmin. We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World. Abrams, Incorporated. 2021.
Bose, Melia. Intersections: Art and Islamic Cosmopolitanism. University of Florida Press, 2021.
DiQuinzio, A., Hejinian, L., and Butler, J. (2021). New time: Art and feminisms in the 21st Century. Pg 96-97. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
2020
al-Hariri, Impostures. NYU Press, New York, NY, 2020.
2019
Respini, Eva, and Ruth Erickson. When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration Through Contemporary Art. Yale University Press, 2019.
Kennedy, Madeleine. The Enchanted Interior. 2019.
Markonish, Denise. Suffering from Realness. Prestel Publishing, 2019.
Rebecca Morrill, Karen Wright, and Louisa Elderton, Great Women Artists. London, Phaidon, 2019.
Ibel, Rebecca, Nannette V. Maciejunes, and Dara Pizzuti. Driving Forces: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti. Columbus Museum of Art. Hopkins Printing, 2019: pp. 70-71, Illustrated.
2018
Wassan, Al-Khudhairi, et al. Hayv Kahraman. Rizzoli Electa, 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)
Luard, Honey. Dreamers Awake, Curated by Susanna Greeves (exhibition catalogue). White Cube Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom, June – September 2017: p. 68-69, illustrated.
Kufer, Katrina. Sharjah’s Barjeel Art Foundation Collection on Show in Washington DC. Harper’s Bazar Arabia, October 2017.
Fowler, Nancy. Is upcoming Contemporary Art Museum exhibition opportunity for a do-over? St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis, Missouri, 2 August 2017.
2016
Morrill, Rebecca, Kathryn Rattee, and Julia Hasting. Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting. London, New York: Phaidon Press Limited, 2016: pp. 146-149, illustrated.
2015
Marten, Helen and James Cahill. June: A Painting Show, (exhibition catalogue), Sadie Coles HQ, June 9 – August 15, 2015: illustrated.
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
2014
Ayad, Myrna, Virginia Blackburn, Adnan Z Manjal, and Wided Khadraoui. Contemporary Kingdom: The Saudi Art Scene Now. 2014.
Rubell Family Collection, and Juan Roselione-Valadez. Rubell Family Collection: Highlights & Artists' Writings. 2014: 598-599, illustrated.
2012
Le Corps DÈcouvert, 2012, Institut du monde arabe, p. 19, 94, illustrated.
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. Despite moments of clarity, there is no ‘ism’ in this book. 100 New Artists. Laurence King Publishing, 2011: p. 128-131, illustrated.
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

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

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

The British Museum, London, UK
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
San José Museum of Art, San Jose, CA