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'As an artist it is not my intention to simply create a pretty picture, because I have a greater purpose in mind. Through my art and poems I hope to contribute to raising the consciousness of the general public and to encourage discussions regarding those rather forgotten but so important subjects. '

Kurt Nahar received his art education at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Suriname and at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and the Performing arts in Jamaica. The artist is currently a teacher at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy himself.

Kurt Nahar uses his art to express his thoughts and emotions on various subjects related to questionable social and political circumstances in Suriname and in other countries worldwide, in a bold and often confrontational manner. By doing so he hopes to increase awareness, to break the trend of silent acceptance and to ultimate stimulate discussion. His technique is inspired by the methods of his predecessors from the era of Dadaism. The use of collage techniques and simple objects are characteristic for his art.

Kurt has participated in exhibitions in various countries, and has enjoyed residencies at art institutes such as Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami, the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont, the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, all in the USA, the ‘Rijksakademie’ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the ‘Vrije Universiteit’ in Brussels, Belgium.

In 2018, he joined the Miami based artist team of DVCAI (Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator) in their yearly international cultural exchange project (ICE) in Jamaica. In 2019 he participated in the critical exhibition Inter|Sectionality: Diaspora art from the creole city at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington DC.



Working experience:
2016 Artist in Residence at Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, USA
2009 Research residency at the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2008 Artist in Residence at Vermont Studio Center, USA
2008 Artist in Residence at Duende – Art exchange project ArtRoPa, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Since 2007 Art Teacher for special needs children at the Matoekoe Foundation
1997- Now Teacher at the Nola Hatterman Institute
1994- 1997 Different Drawing Contests and Projects

Exhibitions:
2017 TNF of December "Special Gift Edition", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of November "Frightly", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of May "Open House", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016 TNF of September "Residency New Orleans", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2014 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2014 Circus Terminal, international traveling exhibition, De Hal, Suriname
2014 WAT, RAG group exhibition, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 National Art Fair, Suriname
2013 Carifesta XI exhibition, Surinaams Museum, Suriname
2013 Cultural Currents, Miami meets Paramaribo, De Hal, Suriname
2013 Guyanese>Pigments, Habitation Clement, Martinique, French Guyana
2013 Exhibition 20 years Readytex Art Gallery, De Hal, Suriname
2012 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 Solo exhibition "Legally Issued", Galerie Nola Hatterman, Amsterdam, the Netherlands





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Kurt Nahar

Gallery presentation by Marieke Visser
TNF December 5th 2019: 'Special Art Gifts'
‘Open House’ in November at Readytex Art Gallery
"Open House" in July at Readytex Art Gallery
"Open House" in May at Readytex Art Gallery
'‘Open House'' in March at Readytex Art Gallery
"Special Gift Edition" at Readytex Art Gallery
Thursday-Night-Feature with Open-Mic during NK
Readytex Art Gallery also open during NK 2018
TNF "ICE Jamaica" presentation by Kurt Nahar
Exhibition 25 Years Readytex Art Gallery
TNF December 7th 2017 "Special Gift Edition"
Thursday ‘Frightly’ Feature op 2 November 2017
‘Beastly’ Thursday-Night-Feature of October
Open House at the May Thursday-Night-Feature
TNF with Kurt Nahar about New Orleans, USA
Readytex Art Gallery is moving
Circus Terminal Worldwide Suriname
Group exhibition "WAT"
"The seduction of Coronie" The Hague, Netherland
Vredig, vrij en vriendelijk
Mini feature: What do you choose for?
Paramaribo SPAN
Artists participating in international exhibitions
Public exhibition by Kurt Nahar and Marcel Pinas
Readytex Art Gallery at NK ‘09
"Commonalities" Group exhibit at IVCC
Misschien ....... Kurt Nahar
WAKAMAN drawing lines-connecting dots
Craft and Souvenir Installation by Kurt Nahar
Surifesta 2006 " Kunst, Koffie en een Koekje "
Holland Art Fair 2006
Open house 2005


Date of birth:
30 october 1972

Birth place:
Paramaribo

Education:
1992 : Mulo- A diploma Wim Bosch Verschuurschool
1993- 1997 : Nola Hatterman Institute (Art School)
2000- 2002 : Edna MAnley College for the Visual and Performing Arts
2003 : Workshop printmaking, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Award:
2004-Most innovative artist at the National Art Fair 2004,Suriname.
2002-Award: Artist in Residence, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, USA



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