Wahshi Kuhi

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Wahshi Kuhi
Date of birth: 23. August 1979
Place of birth: Bokan, Kurdistan, Iran
Martial status: Married
Mother tongue: Kurdish

Education

2003 Sociology at the Salahadin University of Erbil (Hawler)
2004 – 2008 Art at the Salahadin University of Erbil (Hawler). M.A. in Plastic Art

Personal Information
Date of birth: 23. August 1979
Place of birth: Bokan, Kurdistan, Iran
Nationality: Iran
Martial status: Married
Mother tongue: Kurdish

Education
2003 Sociology at the Salahadin University of Erbil (Hawler)
2004 – 2008 Art at the Salahadin University of Erbil (Hawler). M.A. in Plastic Art

Selected Art Projects
2003. Installation art for the opening of a gallery. Against Saddam Hussein. Erbil, Iraq.
2005. Performance.
2006. Exhibition entitled “Land No. 15” about terrorism and war, with the assistance of the French Centre in Erbil.
2007. Poster Art. In the Kawa Camp for Iranian Kurdish refugees. Erbil.
2007. “City”. Short film about Kurdish women. Erbil.
2007. Performance art at Art College about a student’s death. Erbil.
2009. “My finger didn’t get ink”. Performance art at the world refugees day. With Namo Rostemzade. Erbil. Exhibited in the Cornerhouse in Manchester, UK, in 2009.
2011. Land art. Dedicated to Farzad Kamangar, an executed Iranian Kurdish teacher, poet, journalist, human rights activist and social worker from Kamyaran, Iran. In Erbil. This project was also shown in Sweden.
2011. “I’m a Refugee”. Performance art about the inhibition of my rights as a refugee in Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil. With Kurdistan Zrar.
2011. “We are with you”. Dedicated to the political prisoner Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand in Iran, Erbil. With Kurdistan Zrar.
2011. “Art against War” (Art in bombing). Art project about the Iran and Turkish terror against Kurdish civilians at the borders of Kurdistan. Erbil/Choman. With Kurdistan Zrar.
2012. “Sonne für Kurdistan”. Performance about prisoners of conscience in Kurdistan at the Vorhoelzer Forum in Munich, Germany. Opening of the Amnesty International art auction 2012.

Further experiences
1998 – 2003: Member and founder of The Artist Association of Bokan-Iran.
2007: Project Manager “New Art” at the University of Salahuddin, supervising 21 students in the city of Erbil.
2008 – 2009: Manager of modern art dept and contemporary activities in Erbil group. Objective of the activity: advisor some project for example: youth festival and overpass colorization and painting and some another project.
07/02/08: Participation in artistic festival. Held by: Invention center. Objective of the activity: getting the second degree of the first youth visual artistic festival in Erbil (invention center)
10/09/07: Participation in group exhibition at the Duhok Gallery Hall. Objective of the activity: Video art in the name of (the reality of the country from a stage to the other stage).
2006 – 2007: Radio series “History of modern Art”. Producing and presenting 19 episodes for the radio station “Kurdistan voice”.

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