Kaya Behkalam | CV

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*1978 in Berlin | lives and works in Berlin

Trained as a magician, wrestler and used-car and carpet dealer in the cities of Bombay, Bristol and Tabriz, he is the author of various books, such as: “The decontextualisation of the cookie”, London, 2007; “A spectre haunting Europe: the middle eastern migrant and the German Angst”, Hamburg, 2005; “Self-exoticism as the easiest way to wealth and fame”, Tehran/Berlin, 2006; and the upcoming “The Postcolonial always rings twice”, Bangalore 2010. Furthermore, he owns a factory in Adana, Turkey that produces art installations on demand. Since 2006, Behkalam has been a co-director of the Reloading Images Immaterial Museum.