Meet LA’s Art Community: Hayv Kahraman Is Examining What It Means to Be “Immune”

Hayv Kahraman (2019) (image courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery) Welcome to the 28th installment of Meet LA’s Art Community . Check out our past interviews here .

This week I interview the artist Hayv Kahraman . Born in Baghdad, Kahraman reflects on her experiences as a refugee and immigrant through her art. When she was 11 years old, her family fled the first Gulf War and settled in Sweden, where she would begin painting. Her art has been described as a way of processing her sense of “difference.” Across her paintings and sculptures, you’ll see many figures of […]


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