Iraqioon - Rafa Nasiri | عراقيون - رافع الناصري

In Hadisson Akhar, Ricardo has again engaged with high-level Arab achievers from across the world in the fields of science, medicine, business, politics and philanthropy. Those were the men and women who would normally shun the spotlight in order to get on with the business of 'saving the world' or 'building an empire'. Without Ricardo's persistence, many of their stories would never be told. Yet these people are among the unsung heroes of the 21st century, outstanding role models for future generations to come. Born in Iraq in 1940, Rafa Nasiri studied painting in Iraq, Graphic Art in China and in Portugal. Between 1974 and 2001 he joined several professional graphic studios in Salzburg, London, Assela, Baghdad and Amman. Rafa Nasiri has held a large number of individual exhibitions from 1963 to the present time in Hong Kong, Baghdad, Kuwait, Beirut, Casablanca, Paris, Beijing, Amman, Sharja, Manama, and Kampen. Some of his art works are owned by Arab and international museums and establishments. Rafa Nasiri married poet and art critic May Muzaffar and is now a full time artist residing in Amman, Jordan. The interview with Ricardo Karam took place in Beirut, Lebanon.