Jwna Yosef is a Syrian-born Swedish painter. He is a Kurdish Armenian artist who has participated in several exhibitions and art fairs. He is also a founding member of The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in North London.
Yosef is openly gay. He recently married Puerto Rican Singer, Ricky Martin. The couple has twins sons Matteo Martin and Valentino Martin.
Early Life and Education
Jwan Yosef was born on 6th September 1984 in Ras al-Ayn, Syria under the birth sign Virgo. He holds two nationalities, Swedish & Syrian. As far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is of mixed ethnic background. He is the son of a Syrian Kurdish father and an American Christian mother.
Yosef along with his family immigrated to Sweden in his early days. Between 2004 to 2006, he studied painting in Pernby School of Painting, Stockholm.
Later, Yosef moved to Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. He graduated from the University with the bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 2009.
In 2011, Yosef earned an MA degree in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, London.
Jwan Yosef took part in various art fairs and exhibitions after the graduation. Also, Yosef specialized in plastic arts.
In 2013, Yosef held two solo exhibitions titled, Painting about Sex, Flesh, and Violence, lol at the DIVUS Gallery in London and High Notes at Galleri Anna Thulin, Stockholm.
The same year, Yosef participated in the Threadneedle Prize exhibition. He also participated at the BEERS Contemporary Award for Emerging Art that year.
Yosef took part in a group exhibition at Galleri Bon in 2015. He participated with the group exhibition, There and Black with fellow Konfack graduates; with Josef Bull, Natasja Loutchko, and Peter Davydtchenko.
Yosef is also a founding member and studio holder at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, Archway, North London.
Jwan Yosef has an estimated net worth of thousand dollars. However, the exact amount has not made official yet. His husband, Martin has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
The couple owns a Beverly Hills Mansion worth $13.5 million. They also own a house in New York City costs $8.4 million which is currently on sale for $7.1 million. They have a Range Rover $177,200.
Jwan Yosef is openly gay. Yosef is married to his boyfriend, Ricky Martin (a Puerto Rican singer and actor). The pair tied the knot in January 2018 in a cozy ceremony in presence of limited guests.
The couple announced their relationship in April 2016 during an event at the amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research gala in Sao Paulo.
The pair has twin sons, Matteo Martin and Valentino Martin via surrogacy. Yosef currently resides with his husband and children in Beverly Hills.
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Yosef is active on Instagram with thousands of followers. He shares his recent activities on Instagram.