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Alexandra Kehayoglou

Argentinian, b. 1982

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Alexandra Kehayoglou

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Argentinian, b. 1982

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Kehayoglou crafts wool rugs as unique works of art, with a hand-tufting process that takes several months to complete. Using discarded thread from her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires, she describes her rugs as portals to memories, with a direct connection to her Greek grandparents’ past weaving of Ottoman-style carpets in Turkey. Whether room-sized, wall-hung, or used to cover furniture, the rugs take their natural subjects from the landscape of her native Argentina—forests, desert islands, Patagonian glaciers, and the pastizales (grasslands) where the sheep from which the wool is sheared also graze. Kehayoglou has collaborated with Olafur Eliasson, and made a carpeted runway for fashion designer Dries Van Noten, whose mossy textures referenced John Everett MillaisOphelia and Éduoard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur L’Herbe.

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Kehayoglou crafts wool rugs as unique works of art, with a hand-tufting process that takes several months to complete. Using discarded thread from her family’s carpet factory in Buenos Aires, she describes her rugs as portals to memories, with a direct connection to her Greek grandparents’ past weaving of Ottoman-style carpets in Turkey. Whether room-sized, wall-hung, or used to cover furniture, the rugs take their natural subjects from the landscape of her native Argentina—forests, desert islands, Patagonian glaciers, and the pastizales (grasslands) where the sheep from which the wool is sheared also graze. Kehayoglou has collaborated with Olafur Eliasson, and made a carpeted runway for fashion designer Dries Van Noten, whose mossy textures referenced John Everett MillaisOphelia and Éduoard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur L’Herbe.

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Learn more about artist insights.
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Articles Featuring Alexandra Kehayoglou
10 Textile Artists Who Are Pushing the Medium Forward
Oct 31st, 2016
10 Textile Artists Who Are Pushing the Medium Forward
This Argentine Artist Is Advocating for the Environment by Reviving Vanishing Landscapes
Jun 13th, 2016
This Argentine Artist Is Advocating for the Environment by Reviving Vanishing Landscapes
30 Artists to Watch at Frieze London
Oct 8th, 2015
30 Artists to Watch at Frieze London
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