Bio

Khabat is an Iraqi Kurdish artist her work reflects on socio-political circumstances in Iraqi Kurdistan.  she is exploring the crossing line between her past as a music student in Iraqi Kurdistan during wartime with the performativity and materiality in sound. She is also interested in the stories, object, and sound that surround women in this area, she uses her mom’s story in her work. She considers herself a rule-breaker with a focus on the cello. Therefore she moves freely between artistic disciplines and possibilities. she experiments with cello, makes cello in different materials, improvises, composes, and does sound installation also interested to make videos.

Khabat performed with various ensembles, including the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, Sulaymaniyah string orchestra, Gothenburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, and Non-Ensemble for experimental music, also collaborated with curator, artist, and musician in Kurdistan-Iraq, Gothenburg, and Malmö Sweden, Berlin and London. Khabat’s last piece for electro-acoustic was performed at the Listening Biennial in Slemani-Kurdistan as a part of the Global Listening Biennial 2021. Khabat is co-founder of Duo Moment together with Hardi Kurda, they released two albums “Broken Resonance” on Space21 Label and “Illegal Performance” at Café Oto 2021, She also did a video for her Bombshell cello. She has been awarded a grant from Salam culture house in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Swedish art council community (konstnärsnämndens).