Nuveen Barwari – born USA 1995
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.