Iraq

Doris Bittar

Doris Bittar
Born in Iraq
Lives and works in USA

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who closely follows history and intertwines it with pattern and decorative structures. In part, my art tests a pattern's veracity to see if it may act as an identifying unit of culture, which I call cultural DNA.  Also, because the word “decorum” is related to the word ”decoration,” I wonder if decoration may be a code for behavior, for how a room should be organized to spur dialogue? Could pattern and decoration be animated into lattices or structures that guide and bridge?

Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal
Born in Iraq
Lives and works in New York, USA

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal, an assistant arts professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics. For his recent project, the 3rdi, Bilal had a camera surgically implanted on the back of his head to spontaneously transmit images to the web 24 hours a day – a statement on surveillance, the mundane and the things we leave behind.

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