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Nuveen Barwari

Born 1995 – United States

Nuveen Barwari grew up in Duhok, Kurdistan. In 2013, she returned to the US and is currently in the Master’s in Fine Art program at the University of Tennessee

Barwari uses her work to spark social commentary on her stateless nation of Kurdistan, preserving culture and aid in giving voice to an often-forgotten people. Mediums include painting, photography, screen printing, mixed media, and installation including traditional Kurdish attire.

Barwari has worked with and completed projects with the Frist Art Museum, Oasis Center’s Art and Activism Series, and McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency.



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