Raised in Baghdad, Hayv Kahraman fled the first gulf war with her family to Sweden at age eleven and started painting by age twelve. As a refugee, her art became a mode through which she could embrace her difference.
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Title: Mnemonic Artifact 6. Date: 2017. Format/Materials: oil on linen. Dimensions: 60 x 96 inches. Picture Credit: Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.