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Wathiq Al-ameri, Iraq/switzerland

Born in 1972, Wathiq Al-Ameri grew up in Baghdad, Iraq.

He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad, graduating in 1994. after which he emigrated to Switzerland where he studied at the F+F School of Art and Design in Zurich, graduating in 2002. Winner of the Performance Art Award Switzerland in 2011, followed by the prestigious Swiss Art Award in 2012, Al-Ameri is undoubtedly one of the most poetic artists working in performance art today. His profound imagery explores questions about war and geopolitics, and human centred existential issues of life and death.