Jwan Yosef’s Pursuit of Identity Through Art

New York | June 2019

As an openly gay, Syrian-born immigrant raised in a Stockholm ghetto, artist Jwan Yosef consistently found himself part of “the other.” But when a Contemporary Art museum opened in his neighborhood, Jwan became captivated by what he saw and knew he would pursue a career as an artist. In this episode of A Life Less Ordinary, Jwan Yosef shares insights from his path to becoming an artist and explores how living with art provides one with “windows to completely different spheres of life.”

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