Mahmoud Obaidi

Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1966, Mahmoud Obaidi is an IraqiCanadian globally exhibited Avant-garde artist who deals with any medium that would best represent his concept: painting, sculpture, photography, installation. After leaving Iraq in 1991, he obtained his master’s in Fine Arts at the University of Guelph in Canada, and completed diplomas in New Media and Film from Toronto and Los Angeles. A lot of Obaidi’s work deals with the ruin of war as an empirical phenomenon, objects that hold significance transformed into a fanciful aesthetic composition.
The artist has a particular knack for conceptual, satirically subdued ideas. He has been shown at the Qatar Museums Gallery (Doha), Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha), Saatchi Gallery (London), the National Museum of Bahrain, the Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris), the National Gallery of Fine Arts (Amman), Station Museum of Contemporary Art (Texas), the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint Paul (Quebec).