Sadik Kwaish Alfraji

Artist Biography

Sadik Kwaish Alfraji (b. in 1960, Baghdad) is a multimedia artist, working in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video and animation. He studied art, graphic design and philosophy. The pursuit of his art profession began in the 1980s in Baghdad, relying on the expressionistic intensity of the graphic and focusing on the ideas and concepts of the existence.

His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Asia, Europe, United States, in several art venues including museums and art foundations such as: Stedelijk Museum; British Museum; Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Doha; MoMA PS1; LACMA, LA.; 56th and 57th Venice Biennale; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Algiers (MAMA); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Station Museum, Houston; MFAH, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Kunsthal KAdE, NL; Museum Flehite, NL; Museum of Modern Art MAMBA, Buenos Aires; Busan Museum of Art, South Korea; Barjeel Art Foundation, UAE; Whitechapel Gallery, London; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston; QAGOMA, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; Red Star Line Museum, Belgium; Institut du monde arabe, Paris; Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia; Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Romania; Hollfeld Kunst & Museum, Germany; Naves Matadero–International Living Arts Centre, Madrid; Casa Arabe, Madrid; Lemvig Museum, Denmark; Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo, etc.

Alfraji’s works are housed in numerous private and public collections including: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The British Museum, UK; Museum Flehite, NL; MFAH, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; LACMA, Los Angeles Country Museum; MATHAF, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar; Barjeel Art Foundation, UAE; Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Romania; Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia; Shoman Foundation Amman, Jordan; French cultural center, Amman, Jordan; National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan; The Art Center, Baghdad; The National Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad; etc.

He currently lives and works in the Netherlands.

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Exhibitions
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Charcoal, Ink and a Donkey
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji

From April 11, 2024 to May 16, 2024

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Paper Trail
50 years
Collective Exhibition

From November 23, 2022 to December 23, 2022

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I Am One Acquainted With The Night
Collective Exhibition

From June 5, 2021 to September 25, 2021

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A Dream Within a Dream
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji

From May 19, 2016 to June 18, 2016

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"  Excited to announce that Sadik Kwaish Alfraji has been shortlisted for the Jameel Prize, established by the V&A Museum in partnership with Art Jameel. The 7th edition of the Jameel Prize is devoted to moving image and digital media work, inspired by Islamic art, culture, history, society, and ideas. Alfraji’s works “A Thread of […]"
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 7
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Sadik Kwaish Alfraji at the 5th Paltz Biënnale
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"Sadik Kwaish Alfraji takes part in the 5th Paltz Biennale. Alfraji will present both an animation and a large drawing. In the animation, which consists of hundreds of charcoal drawings, you see a donkey walking. For Alfraji, the donkey symbolizes many different things; a memory of a donkey near where he grew up, but also […]"
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Un âne… à la galerie Tanit
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Sadik Kwaish Alfraji : Un dialogue artistique entre l’Âne et l’Humanité
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صادق كويش الفراجي في بيروت…”الحمار هو أنا”
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