Hayv Kahraman

1981 · Iraq

Artist biography

Hayv Kahraman is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Iraq, like other famous artists such as Jappu Pipu, Hiwa K, Raid Houby, Joseph Sassoon Semah, and Edward Hillel. Hayv Kahraman was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Hayv Kahraman's work is available on display in several galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles , Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street, as well as Jack Shainman Gallery | West 24th Street in the United States. Hayv Kahraman's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles in the United States (08 September 2018 - 13 October 2018) with the name HAYV KAHRAMAN and Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street in the United States (04 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) with the name Not Quite Human. Hayv Kahraman's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called HAYV KAHRAMAN and took place at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles in the United States from the 08 September 2018 to 13 October 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Hayv Kahraman

Born in 1981, Hayv Kahraman was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Hayv Kahraman