Nadim KUFI
Nadim KUFI
نديم الكوفي

Nedim, was born in Bagdad 1962. Since 1994 he residing and working permanently in the Netherlands as multidisciplinary visual artist. Kufi completed his education (graphic design and multimedia) with distinction at the HKU in the Netherlands in 2002. As conceptual artist, he put his serious energy into many international events around the world. His work often compares Middle Eastern culture and European culture through images and thoughts vested in ambiguity and paradox. kufi s internationally seeks the gaps within rationality, similarity and contradiction. He is a strong believer in minimalism and through this he hopes to influence the audience's perception through repetition and overlapping structures. He wishes to remind the viewers of their identities, cognition and social experiences. kufi's recent works manifest the narration of cultural identity in a historical dimension. It's been long journey with drawing and re-editing on the Islamic Art tradition of repetition and patterning, most of his work refers to that important influence, and expressing how he proud of it. In some cases in exchanges of populations and of corresponding art practices and techniques. He is truly influenced by (Andalusia- Al Hamra) the most beautiful inspiring place he ever visits as it is not only an art process but a way of life, style of life, he fostered the development of a distinctive method with his own unique artistic language. Practicing with 3d vision may help to find clear communication tool, He believes, for visualizing dreams; his virtual projects very often came across to his mind in order to bring that forms or models into reality as priority he considered his career as (researcher) or an inquisitive hardly looking for the fact of our emotions toward finding unique virtuoso language there must be an alphabet founded that visual artist can reach the other eyes with it, from here just his starting point of his Artistic message through bilingual visionary kufi trying all the time to share a common sky that now days all artists simply dealing with, it means globally he is getting involved not under any flag or any tent, the spirit of his work is totally open, daily changing upon mood or circumstances, its beyond the concept of identity or any other belonging good Art could solves problems, he strongly believes and should reflect as the river, interact as the earth, and mostly reacting as intimate friend in his case, Art is new information that honestly created with passion


2016 1x1 Gallery " Dubai 2015 Emaar dubai - Dubai 2014 Albareh Art Gallery - Bahrain 2014 Maraya Art Centre - UAE 2013 Art Abu Dhabi - UAE 2013 SUMARRIALUNN Gallery (Dis-orent) - London 2012 Institute de mond Arab - Paris 2012 Beirut Art Centre and Meem gallery (Art in Iraq today) 2011 KW Berlin (seeing is Believing - Berlin 2011 Art Dubai “ Dubai - UAE 2011 intervention gallery - London 2011 Sultan gallery “ Kuwait 2011 TAZ - Potsdam - Berlin - Germany 2010 SKYWARD Prize - Dubai - UAE 2010 BONHAMS “ London 2010 Abu Dhabi Art Fair “ Abu Dhabi 2010 Willem Baars Gallery - Amsterdam 2010 AB Gallery - Switzerland 2010 menas - Beirut Art Fair - Beirut 2009 Ayyam Gallery - Dubai 2009 Cosmopolite - for Holland" Bridge - Amsterdam 2009 The Moon Follows Us, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait 2008 South Project, Melbourne Art Fair - Melbourne 2008 Iraqi Artists in Exile, Station Museum, Houston 2008 Soap & Silence, Gallery La Fountain - Bahrain 2007 The Iraqi Equation, Tapies Foundation - Barcelona 2007 The Iraqi Equation, project of Catherine David, KW Berlin 2007 Daftar Project, Kuf-Mold - Istanbul 2007 Red zone “ Green Zone, Free Academy GEMAK - The Hague 2007 Recognize, Contemporary Art Platform - London 2007 In Focus This Day, Tate Modern - London 2007 Gallery Lines - Amman 2007 Tate Modern - This day - REPLAY - London 2006 The Iraqi Equation, BildMuseet - Umea - Sweden 2006 Attar in Beirut, Gallery Espace SD - Beirut 2005 Das Erbe, Merath, Inter-Galerie, Potsdam - Berlin - Germany 2005 Nicolas Sursock Museum - Beirut 2005 4 Walls Gallery - Amman - Jordan 2004 Extending Vision, Triangle Arts - DUMBO - New York 2004 Frankfort Book Fair - Frankfort - Germany 2003 Garden of Eden, The Phatory - New York 2003 Postman, Gallery Agial - Beirut 2003 Earth & Ink, Gallery 108 - Boston 2003 Postman - Agial Art Gallery - Beirut 2002 Art Like Mercury - Agial Art Gallery - Beirut 2001 Cairo Biennale - Cairo 2000 From Amsterdam to Beirut - Agial Art Gallery - Beirut