Bio

Sherko Abbas
Born in 1978, in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdish autonomous Region, Iraq. Lives and works in United Kingdom. He studied Fine Art in Sulaymaniyah, and graduated with Master of of Fine arts at Goldsmiths University of London in 2015. He employs the media of video, performance, text and sound in his practice dedicated to the sonic and visual memory and geopolitical situation of contemporary Iraq and Kurdstan in Particular.

 

CV

Solo exhibitions

2003  

 A house without walls, in General Library hall Sulaimanyah-Iraq.

 Drugged Rug,   National   Museum of Amna Suraka Sulaimanyah-Iraq

2004  

Pine and Oil, National Museum of Amna Suraka Sulaimanyah-Iraq  

 

Selected group exhibitions

2017  

 Archaic Iraq pavilion at 57th Venice biennale, curated by Tamara Chalabe and Paolo Colombo.

Imago Mundi In Between Worlds, Kurdish contemporary Artists curated by Aneta Syzlak and Irina.

The city and me hurt each other, at English hospital Sulaimany-Iraq curated by Rebeen Majeed.

2016

Clamour, held at Institute of fine art gallery Sulaimany-iraq curated by Sherko Abbas

2015     

 Vernacularity, Alternativa Festival, Gdansk-Poland, Co-curated by Aneta Szylak, EmilyPethick    and Beatrice Josse.

 Small thing that matter more, Sala gallery Italy, curated by Rebeen Majeed.

 Dire Straits, Lumen festival New York, curated by Sandra Skuruida.

Digits, collaboration project at The Showroom gallery- London, organised by Shamkhan.

Goldsmiths graduate show, Goldsmiths University of London

2014    

The Freedom at the barricades, Vaxjo art hall- Sweden, curated by Martin Schibli.

When the wild instrument sing, Goldsmith university of London, it is on going sound performance that initiated by Sherko Abbas

2012    

Dire Straits, Import/Export, Kassel-Garmany, curated by Sandra Skurvida

2011    

 Be Alert, Merg gallery- Erbil-Iraq, curated by Awni SB.

OtherIS TVDINNER, New York City, Curated by Sandera Skurvida.

 Estrangement, Alternativa Festival Gdansk-poland Curated by Aneta Szylak and Hiwa K

2010     

Estrangement Exhibition,The showroom Gallery-London, curated by Aneta Szylak and HiwaK     

Curatorial

2017      In Between Worlds, Kurdish contemporary Artists, Imago Mundi.

2016      Clamour 

2007     Sarmady

2005     2005 project