Jwan Yosef’s Pursuit of Identity Through Art


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.” United by precision, innovation and expertise, Sotheby’s and Hennessy Paradis Imperial are partnering together for five exclusive episodes of A Life Less Ordinary.

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