In the last decade and especially after the beginning of the revolution in Rojava, many graffiti about Kurdistan and the Kurdish people’s struggle have appeared on the walls of some of the major cities of Europe and North America. The most prominent one, of course, is a mural by Banksy that took over the famous site for street art in New York, the Houston Bowery wall, July 2018. This mural is a protest over the imprisonment of the Kurdish artist Zehra Dogan. She was imprisoned in Turkey at that time for a painting about the destruction of the Kurdish cities in Bakur, Northern Kurdistan (Turkey). The majority of other graffiti collected here are anonymous works. There is another type of street art related to the Kurdish struggle that is produced by the young generation of the Kurdish Diaspora in Europe, and they can be found in different cities such as Paris, Rome, but particularly in Berlin. The dominant themes in most of these graffiti are related to the resistance in Kurdistan led by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Rojava revolution.
What you see here is a collection of photos of graffiti about Kurdistan from cities around the world. Most of these photos belong to Nawext, and other ones are from social media.
23 Apr, 2019