Kurt Nahar (b. 1972) is a Surinamese visual artist who realises socially critical art installations and multimedia. Nahar’s work has been involving itself with the 1982 December Murders in Suriname for years. In total installations, he brings together a combination of objects, photographs, paintings, texts, furniture and found objects.
Kurt Nahar studied visual arts 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 2010, he was guest speaker for the 2010 panel discussion What did you expect to see? in collaboration with TENT, Kosmopolis Rotterdam, and Framer Framed, and based on the TENT exhibition Paramaribo Perspectives of Dutch and Surinamese artists. 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.