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Tea with Hayv

Online Artist Talk

7/04/22 7pm


RSVP below for this online event taking place on 7 April, 7pm (London). Join artist Hayv Kahraman online from Los Angeles for a live tour of her studio and a conversation about her practice. Hayv Kahraman will speak about Gut Feelings, her solo exhibition of paintings and mixed media works showing at The Mosaic Rooms. In this new work, the artist delves into scientific research to situate the effects of trauma in the body and to investigate methodologies of physical healing and care. Kahraman is engaged in an ongoing exploration of embodied experiences of ‘Otherness’. In this new body of work, entangled forms act as a formal and material trope to investigate ideas of trauma and renewal. Hayv Kahraman is an Iraqi artist based in Los Angeles whose figurative paintings examine the gendered and racialized body politics of migrant consciousness. Her work is a reflection on Otherness as a form of dehumanisation, focusing on the gap between the immigrant, non-white, genderly marked other and the way they are perceived by the white hetero-patriarchal normative same. Her work has been exhibited at ICA Boston, Boston (2020); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2020); De La Warr Pavilion, United Kingdom (2019); Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom (2019); Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Claremont (2018); Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St. Louis, St. Louis (2017); Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (2017); Rubell Museum, Miami (2016); Cantor Arts Center, Stanford (2013) and the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2009). Forthcoming shows include: The Touch of Otherness, The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah (2022) and ICA San Francisco, San Francisco (2023).   Image: Portrait Hayv Kahraman. Courtesy of the artist.


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