Awni Sami

Born 1956 in Iraq
Based in Zakho, Iraq

Awni Sami

Awni Sami

For Awni Sami the world of graphic art represents both a favourite object of play and a continuous object of research and discovery. Through his work, he engages in an abstract yet real game with a childhood lost and a life continuously renewing itself in the present. After returning to his hometown Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1995, Sami set up a Graphics Art Centre serving the local community.

Click here for Sami’s 2005 dialogue with UK-based artist Estabrak Al-Ansari.