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Urok Shirhan

Urok Shirhan (1984, Baghdad, Iraq) is a visual artist who studied Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Goldsmiths’ University of London. In 2012/2013 she was a participant in the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Lebanon.

Shirhan’s work examines issues such as identity, migration and (mis)representation. She takes a critical view of the perceived neutral stance of the viewer and questions the freedom of expression and representation. She has recently worked on a research project regarding the mediatisation of the Iraq War, Occupy Baghdad (2012-2014).

Shirhan currently lives and works between London and Amsterdam.


Antonio Jose Guzman - ELOO (Habana Biennale installation view)

Exhibition: El Órgano Oriental

Een presentatie met werk van Antonio Jose Guzman en een live interactief programma, onder de titel Water No Get Enemy, samengesteld door Amal Alhaag

Exhibition: Crisis of History #1

Curated by Robert Kluijver


Framer Framed at Art Rotterdam 2016
As part of the Intersections area, a stage for young talent in contemporary art.
Panel discussion: Iraqi Stories
Framer Framed organizes in cooperation with Cineblend and Dancing on the Edge an evening with artists from Iraq.