Kurt Nahar (1972) is a Surinamese visual artist who realises socially critical art installations and multimedia. His work has been involving itself with the Decembermoorden for years. In totalinstallations, he brings together a combination of objects, photographs, paintings, texts, furniture and found objects.
Kurt Nahar studied visual at at the Nola Hatterman Academy in Paramaribo and at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and performing Arts in Jamaica. In 2009, Nahar was artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 2011, Kurt Nahar completed his guest residency at the Rijksakademie with a presentation in Galery 23 in Amsterdam with his installations In de hoeken van de stilte.
His work can be seen in the exposition Paramaribo SPAN (2009) in Paramaribo and at the exhibition Paramaribo perspectives (2010) in exhibitionspace TENT, Rotterdam. In 2011 he participated in the artist-in-residence program of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, which resulted in the exhibition in the KK GallerY with the working title Misschien, Maybe.