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Hiwa K
Hiwa K
Hiwa K

Hiwa K

Hiwa K was born in Kurdistan-Northern Iraq in 1975. His informal studies in his home town Sulaymaniyah were focused on European literature and philosophy, learnt from available books translated into Arabic. After moving to Europe in 2002, Hiwa K studied music as a pupil of the Flamenco master Paco Peña in Rotterdam, and subsequently settled in Germany. His works escape normative aesthetics but give a possibility of another vibration to vernacular forms, oral histories (Chicago boys, 2010), modes of encounter (Cooking with Mama, 2006) and political situations (This lemon tastes of apple, 2011). The repository of his references consists of stories told by family members and friends, found situations as well as everyday forms that are the products of pragmatics and necessity. He continuously critiques the art education system and the professionalization of art practice, as well as the myth of the individual artist. Many of his works have a strong collective and participatory dimension, and express the concept of obtaining knowledge from everyday experience rather than doctrine. Hiwa K participated in various group shows such as Manifesta 7, Trient (2008), La Triennale, Intense Proximity, Paris (2012), the “Edgware Road Project” at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2012), the Venice Biennale (2015) and documenta14, Kassel/Athens (2017). A selection of recent solo shows include the New Museum, NYC (2018), S.M.A.K., Ghent (2018), Kunstverein Hannover (2018), Jameel Arts Center Dubai (2020) and Museum Abteiberg (2021). In 2016 he received the Arnold Bode Prize and the Schering Stiftung Art Award and had a solo exhibition at KW, Berlin (2017). His “Chicago Boys” project is continuously hosted by international institutions.

Hiwa K. wurde 1975 in Bashur Kurdistan geboren. In seiner Heimatstadt Sulaymaniyah verfolgte er informellen Studien der europäischen Literatur und Philosophie, die er aus ins Arabische übersetzten Büchern lernte. Nach seinem Umzug nach Europa im Jahr 2002 studierte Hiwa K Musik als Schüler des Flamenco-Meisters Paco Peña in Rotterdam und ließ sich anschließend in Deutschland nieder. Seine Arbeiten entziehen sich einer normativen Ästhetik, geben aber vernakulären Formen eine andere Schwingung, wie z.B. mündlichen Erzählungen (Chicago boys, 2010), Begegnungsformen (Cooking with Mama, 2006) und politischen Situationen (This lemon tastes of apple, 2011). Seine Referenzen bestehen aus Geschichten, die von Familienmitgliedern und Freunden erzählt werden, aus alltäglichen Situationen sowie aus Formen, die Folge von Pragmatik und Notwendigkeit sind. Er übt kontinuierlich Kritik am künstlerischen Ausbildungssystem und an der Professionalisierung der Kunstpraxis sowie am Mythos des individuellen Künstlers. Viele seiner Arbeiten haben eine starke kollektive und partizipatorische Dimension und ermitteln das Konzept, von Wissensschöpfung aus alltäglichen Erfahrungen statt Doktrinen. Hiwa K hat an verschiedenen Gruppenausstellungen teilgenommen, darunter die Manifesta 7, Trient (2008), La Triennale, Intense Proximity, Paris (2012), das "Edgware Road Project" in der Serpentine Gallery, London (2012), die Venice Biennale (2015) und documenta14, Kassel/Athen (2017). Zu den jüngsten Einzelausstellungen gehören das New Museum, NYC (2018), S.M.A.K., Gent (2018), Kunstverein Hannover (2018), Jameel Arts Center Dubai (2020) und Museum Abteiberg (2021). 2016 erhielt er den Arnold-Bode-Preis und den Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung und hatte eine Einzelausstellung in den KW, Berlin (2017). Sein Projekt "Chicago Boys" wird laufend von internationalen Institutionen gezeigt.

Hiwa K. di sala 1975-an de li Başûrê Kurdistanê ji dayik bûye. Li bajarê xwe Silêmaniyê de, lêkolînên nefermî li ser edebiyat û felsefeya Ewropî ya ku ji pirtûkên ku li Erebî hatine wergerandin kirye. Piştî ku di 2002-an de çû Ewropayê, Hiwa K wekî xwendekarek mamosteyê flamenco Paco Peña li Rotterdam muzîkê dixwîne û dûvre li Almanya bicîh dibe. Berhemên wî ji estetîka normatîf direvin, lê formên gelêrî hejînokek cihêreng dide, mînakî vegotinên devkî (kurên Chicago, 2010), şêwazên hevdîtinê (Cooking with Mama, 2006) û rewşên siyasî (This lemon tastes of apple, 2011). Referansên we ji çîrokên ku ji hêla malbat û hevalên xwe ve têne vegotin, ji rewşên rojane û ji formên ku encama pragmatîzm û mecbûrî ne pêk tê. Ew bi berdewamî pergala perwerdehiya hunerî û profesyonelkirina pratîka hunerê û her weha mîta hunermendê kesane rexne dike. Piraniya xebata we xwedî dîmenek kolektîf û beşdarbar a bihêz e, têgîna afirandina zanînê ji ezmûnên rojane bêtir ji doktrînan nas dike. Hiwa K beşdarî pêşangehên komî yên cihêreng bûye, di nav de Manifesta 7, Trient (2008), La Triennale, Intense Proximity, Paris (2012), "Projeya Rêya Edgware" li Galeriya Serpentine, London (2012), Biennale Venice (2015 ) û documenta14, Kassel / Athens (2017). Di pêşangehên kesane yên herî dawîn de Muzeya Nû, NYC (2018), S.M.A.K., Gent (2018), Kunstverein Hannover (2018), Navenda Hunerên Jameel Dubai (2020) û Museum Abteiberg (2021) hene. Di sala 2016 -an de Xelata Arnold Bode û Xelata Hunerê ya Weqfa Schering wergirt û pêşangehek kesane li KW, Berlîn (2017) hebû. Projeya wî "Chicago Boys" ji hêla saziyên navneteweyî ve bi domdarî tê nîşan kirin.