Sadik Kwaish Alfraji

Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1960, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji lives and works in Amersfoort, Netherlands. He received a bachelor’s degree of Fine Art in Painting and Plastic Art from the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad in 1987 and a high diploma in Graphic Design from CHK Constantijn Huygens, the Netherlands in 2000. Sadik Kwaish Alfraji explores what he describes as ‘the problem of existence through drawings, paintings, video animations, art books, graphic art, and installations. He had held solo shows in Sharjah, Antwerp, Munich, Beirut, Dubai, London, Utrecht, Houston, and Den Bosch. His group exhibitions are numerous and include the Iraq Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale, Venice (2017), the British Museum, London (2017, 2015), and many others from the US to Japan, the UAE, Argentina, France, and more. Alfraji’s works are housed in private and public collections including the British Museum, London, National Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad, The Art Center, Baghdad, National Gallery of Fine Arts Amman, Shoman Foundation, Amman, Royal Association of Fine Arts, Amman, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia, and Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Romania, Los Angeles Country Museum, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A monograph on the artist edited by Nat Mueller was published in 2015 (Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam).