Fidra portrays the escape and the dream
Fidra Kahraman was nine years old when she came to Sweden with her sister and mother as a refugee from Baghdad, Iraq. They came to Hudiksvall. One year later her father came to Sweden. Today she has an education in graphic design from England, works at SFI in Hanaskog and lives in Hässleholm.
Visual art is a central part of her life.
– During the 90s, before the escape to Sweden, I was in the Gulf War. It was terrible. In my pictures I want to portray refugees who are forced to flee from war-torn countries. Being forced to leave everything behind you, and trying to find a brighter existence elsewhere, she says.
Is it your own escape that you paint?
– No. Even though I can still feel my escape, it was not as horrible as it is for all those who are forced to flee today.
In Easter she will put her work on exhibition at Ivögården together with Ewa Nilsson. Kahraman will be showing her paintings, Nilsson will show her textile works - of wool. Both also have their work on show at Sparbankshallen in Bromölla. There the Humleslingan’s KonstnärsGille present their Easter artists in a large collection.