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Mohamed Hussein is a freelance artist, curator and designer from Baghdad. His practice-based research investigates and questions the boundaries between architecture, design, fine art, and curatorial practice, seeking for vital techniques for mediating the public’s reactions to art and its contexts. His multifaceted projects include public interventions, installations, videos, texts, sculptures, and drawings as a sort of discursive argument. He received an MA in Curating from Chelsea College, London (2010), BA from Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad (2004), and Diploma, Fine Arts Institute, Baghdad (2000). He has curated a number of shows and workshops and delivered presentations and lectures at art institutes and venues. His work has been exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions, including: Art Forum, Contemporary Art Centre, Baghdad (2013); Cover, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg; As The Land Expands, Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama (2011); he is too young to be punk, CornerHouse, Manchester (2010); The 5th International Sculpture Symposium, National Gallery, Amman; In Focus, Contemporary Art Platform, London (2007); Hot Art, Cold Cash, Cologne Fine Art, Cologne; Skulptur-Biennale Munsterland, Kreis Borken; Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin (2005); I see the mirror, Kunst Rai, Amsterdam (2003); 2013 A-I-R Curatorial Laboratory, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, among others. He has participated in Artist-in-Residence Programs at Art Omi International New York (2009); Goyang Art Studio, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2006); AWIA contemporary workshop, Aley, Lebanon (2005) and Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Denmark (2004).
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.read more »