b. 1975, Iraq

Studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Mainz and Staedelschule, Frankfurt And Music with Paco Peña

    Upcoming exhibitions:

  • 56 Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor.
  • Home Works, Kunsthalle C, Stockholm, curated by Jenny Richards

Solo exhibition and projects:

2014

  •  My Father´s Color Periods, Prometeon Gallery Milan.

2012

  • Festival Internacional de Las Artes de Castillay,
  • For A Few Socks of Marbles, Laboratorios 987 at MUSAC, León / Spain curated by Leire Vergara

2011

  •  As If It Was Here Long Before. Solo show, Kunstbuero, Vienna, curated by Aneta Szylak    

2010

  • Chicago Boys While We Were Singing They Were Dreaming, Serpentine Gallery, London

2009

  • Qatees, Prometeo Gallery Milan

    2007                                                           

  • Cooking with Mama, at the Babel lounge at the Babylon

exhibition, Pargamonmuseum Berlin

2007

  • Cooking with Mama, United Nations Plaza, Berlin, Germany

 

Group exhibitions:

2014

  • Parle Pour Toi,  Marian Goodman Gallery,  Paris curated by Marie Muracciole
  • This Lemon Tastes of Apple, New Museum, NY

2013

  • Flatness, Oberhausen Film Festival, curated by Shama Khanna
  • Possession, Khiasma, curated by Olivier marboeuf
  • RENDEZ- VOUS SORTIE DE MON CORPS, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin
  • This Lemon Tastes of Apple, Relevant Music, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin
  • This Field is to the Sky, Only Backwards, ISCP Gallery, curated by Aneta Szylak
  • This Lemon Tastes of Apple, Impakt festival, Utrecht
  • The Reader, BAK, curated by Benjamin Fallon
  • Schizophnia, Synagogue de Delme, curated by Anna Colin & Sam Thorne
  • Video Screening, La Gallerie, Paris, curated by Emily Renard

2012  

  • Materiality, Alternativa 2012, curated by Arne Hendriks, Ines Moreira, Aneta Szyłak and Leire Vergara
  • What the Barbarians did not do, did the Barberini, 2012 curated by Maria Alicate.
  •  Intense Proximity, a La Triennale Paris, curated by Okwui Enwezor
  • Edgware Road project, Serpentine Gallery, curated by Janna Graham, London
  • Hayward Touring Exhibition, Hayward Gallery London 2011, curated by Karyn Culeman-Mojika

2011

  • Chicago Boys While We Were Singing They Were Dreaming. Collaboration with Casco and If I Can Dance…
  • Studio Dispatches at Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates curated by Victoria Brooks
  • Estrangement, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, in the framework of Alternativa 2010-2012, co-curated with Aneta Szylak
  • Labor and Leisure, curated by Aneta Szylak, in the framework of Alternativa 2010-2012

2010

  • Estrangement Project, The Showroom, London, co-curated with Aneta Szylak
  • Chicago Boys, When We Were Singing While They Were Dreaming, Center for Possible Studies, Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Open Eye Award Gala, KOW Gallery, Berlin 2010
  • Chicago Boys, When We Were Singing They Were Dreaming, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, in the framework of Alternativa 2010-2012
  • Dwelling In Travel, Art Today Association, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, curated by Andrea Wiarda and Katia Anguelova
  • This Story Is Not Ready For Its Footnotes, X Elettrofonica, Rome, Italy curated by Pelin Uran and Camilla Pignatti Morano

2009

  • All that is Solid Melts into Air, City Visions, Mechelen, Organized by MuHKA, Belgium, curated by Bart de Baere
  • The View from Elsewhere, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane curated by Catherine    Weir and Mark Nash
  • Cooking with Mama, Summer Drafts, Bolzano, curated by Paolo Plothegers
  • The Inescapable Experience of Translation, curated by Season 5, Ecole du Magazin, Grenoble, France  
  • 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2008

  • Manifesta 7 The Rest of Now, X- Alumix in Bolzano, Italy, curated by Raqs Media Collective
  • Cooking with Mama, webcast project, Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany and 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California, USA

2007

  • Cooking with Mama, webcast project for Intimacy, Submission, Performance Festival, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Digital Department
  • Cooking with Mama, webcast event for World Chat 7080 at Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk
  • You won’t feel a Thing: On Panic, Obsession, Rituality and Anesthesia, curated by Aneta Szylak, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland

2006/2007

  • Participation in The Institute for New Social Research, a project

organized by the United Nations Plaza e.V., Berlin, Germany

2006

  • You won’t feel a Thing: On Panic, Obsession, Rituality an Anesthesia, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany, curated by Aneta Szylak, selected for (the never realized) Manifesta 6 Exhibition as a School in Cyprus.

 

Grants received:

2015

  • Kunstfonds to take part at 56 Venice Biennale

2014

  • Göthe Institute for Chicago Boys project in Amman

2012

  • IFA Grant to take part in Alternativa 2012

2011

  • IFA Grant to make a presentation of Estrangement Project in Sazmanab, Teheran

 

Study trips:

2007

  • IFA, Study trip to Istanbul to pursue research for Estrangement project at Platform Garanti, Istanbul

Artist-in-residence:

2012

  • MACRO, Rome, Italy

2010

  • Serpentine Gallery, London, in the framework of the project, Edgware Road: Center for Possible Studies, curated by Janna Graham and Sally Tallant

2009-2010

  • ACC Gallery Weimar, Germany
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Bibliography:

Catalogues

  • Here And Elsewhere catalogue, New Museum 2015.
  • Here and Elsewhere, New Museum 2014, NY.
  • My Father´s Color Periods 2014, Prometeo Gallery. Edited by Aneta Szylak, Alfredo Cramerotti,Hiwa K and Francecsca Recchia
  • 59. International Oberhausen Film Festival,
  • Using His “Penkie” as Weapon, Jordan Times, interview with Stefan Branisavljevic
  • The View from Elsewhere, exhibition catalogue, edited by Fiona  Egan,Sherman     Contemporary Art Foundation, 2009, pp. 37, 86
  • Catalogue Intense Proximity,  Palai de Tokyo, Edited by Okwui Enwezor 2012
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  • Group Affinity publication, Kunstverein Munich, 2011
  • All that is Solid Melts Into Air, exhibition catalogue, ed. Dieter Roelstraete, MuHKA 2009
  • You won’t Feel a Thing, exhibition catalogue, ed. Christiane Mennicke, Aneta Szylak, Kunsthaus Dresden, 2007
  • 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil 2009             
  • Hiwa K, YA5 volume 1 issue 2 June 2011 by David Knowles   
  • Group Affinity publication, Kunstverein Munich, 2011
  • Catalogue students of Simon Starling class, Städelschule Frankfurt   
  • Catalogue Intense Proximity,  Palai de Tokyo, Edited by Okwui Enwezor 2012
  • Catalogue Manifesta 7
  • Estrangement, Edited by Aneta Szylak

Newspapers and magazines:

  • Nicholas Blincoe, Middle Eastern Nostalgia for the 1970s, Guardian, April 19, 2010
  • Collin Perry, Estrangement, Art Monthly, June 10, 2010, pp. 20-21
  • Hiwa K, interview by Benjamin Lobko, Landings Magazine no1/2009
  • Drawings, A Prior Magazine, VZW no 13, 2006, pp.152-165
  • Monika Branicka, Nic nie poczujesz – o lęku i przestrzeni, Architektura no 1(148), 2007, p.12
  • Photo, Umelec magazine 2/ 2012, cover

 

Teaching:

    2015 (Upcoming)

  • MA students, Goldsmith College, London, UK

    2014

  • ​    Cooking with Mama, MA Raumstrategien, Weissensee         

    2013

  • ​    Chicago Boys, Makan art space, Amman

    2012

  • Summer Arts Intense, Sada/Echo, Iraq
  • We Are The Time, Rietveld Aademie, Amsterdam

    2011

  • Affinity Group, summer school Munich Kunstverein, Germany
  • We Are The Time, Rietveld Aademie, Amsterdam
  • DAI Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, 2011The Netherlands    
  • Forever Academy- The New DIY Art School 2011, Swansea, Wales
  • Hoogeschool voor Kunsten, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2010

  • Goldsmith College, London, UK

2009

  • Estrangement Workshops Amna Suraka, Aram Gallery and Sha’ab Teahouse in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, Iraq, with Aneta Szylak
  • American University of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

2008

  • Estrangement Workshops in Art Institute in Halabja, Aram Gallery and Amna Suraka in Sulaymaniyah and Media Center in Arbil, Iraq, with Aneta Szylak

 

Talks and Lectures:

2014

  • Chicago Boys While We…, at Makan atr space, Amman

2012

  • State of Unrest Northern Iraq. no.w.here, London, UK
  • Chicago Boys While We Were Singing They Were Dreaming. Royal College of Art, London
  • We Are The Time Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

2011

  • Kunstverein Munich, Germany   

2010

  • Bulegoa, Bilbao, Basque Country, with Aneta Szyłak
  • Centre for Possible Studies/ Serpentine Gallery, London, UK    
  • Journey With No Return Goethe Institute London, UK, with Janna Graham
  • Artist     presentations and discussion, Chaired by David Thorp with Adrian Paci and Hiwa K, Artes Mundi Encounters, National Museum, Cardiff, Wales
  • Homeworks, Ashkal Alwan Beirut, Lebanon    
  • Goldsmiths College, London

2009

  • KASK, Ghent

2008

  • Summer Draft, Lungomare Gallery, Bolzano
  • Media Centre, Arbil, Iraq