curatorial residency: July 2013

Mohamed Hussein (Iraq)

Mohamed Hussein 

is a freelance artist, designer and curator from Baghdad. His practice-based research investigates and questions the boundaries between architecture, design, and fine art. He seeks an adventurous, alternative and even radical approach to what contemporary art and curatorial practices could be. He has received his MA in Curating from Chelsea College, London 2009; BA in Fine Arts, from the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad 2006; and diploma from the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad 2000. He has curated a number of shows, interventions, and workshops and participated in artist-in-residence programmes worldwide, set up presentations and lectures. His works have been exhibited at various solo and group exhibitions, including, among others: Rawak Gallery, Baghdad 2007; Baladna Gallery, Amman, Jordan 2007; Iraqi Art Exhibition, Arab World Institute, Paris 2007; Inana Gallery, Baghdad 2008; Artists Books Exhibition, Ten Iraqi Artists, Frankfurt Exhibition International 2009; Orfali Gallery, Amman, Jordan 2010; Environment and Surroundings in Iraqi Art Exhibition, National Museum, Amman 2011; 2011 Three Iraqi Artists Exhibition, Agial Art Gallery, Beirut; Alrwaaq gallery, Bahrain 2012.

Residency organized in frames of ReDirecting: East project and has been possible thanks to financial support of the City of Warsaw.