‘The River That Was In The South’ Exhibition

Baghdad-born Sadik Kwaish Alfraji explores ‘the problem of existence’ through a range of media, from drawings and paintings to video animations, graphic art and installations. Many of his works star a shadowy protagonist who serves as a vehicle to explore the intricacies of life. His latest exhibition at Ayyam Gallery, ‘The River That Was In The South’, pulls from his grandfather’s generation, exploring the rose-lensed dreams of migration that come with trying times.

Alfraji pursued a Bachelor 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, Netherlands in 2000. His work has been showcased at galleries in New York, London, Amersfoort and Busan.