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.



Solo exhibitions


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

 Drugged Rug,   National   Museum of Amna Suraka Sulaimanyah-Iraq


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


Selected group exhibitions


 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.


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


 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


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


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


 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


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


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

2016      Clamour 

2007     Sarmady

2005     2005 project