HDI Celebrates Kurdish Women in Art

The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) works around the world to inform and foster dialogue amongst critical stakeholders on key global issues. We do this through our programs with the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, engaging young people, supporting cultural diplomacy, and working on humanitarian programs.  HDI often uses visual arts to foster dialogue.

We are proud to have collaborated with the Sulaymaniyah Government of the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) and the Kurdistan Artist Syndicate to have four noted Kurdish women artists come to the United States to present their works.  Zaitun Salh Abdalla, Varin Salar Habib, Azhin Qasm Mohammed, and Chro Abdalla arrived in the United States on February 23 for a month-long program. They exhibited at the Harrisburg (VA) City Hall.  Harrisonburg hosts one of the largest Kurdish-American communities in the United States.  They were also graciously hosted by the Mission of Kurdistan to the United States.  The artists will be having upcoming exhibitions at Eastern Mennonite University and in Nashville, Tennessee.