Ahmed Alsoudani

Ahmed Alsoudani was born in 1975 in Baghdad, Iraq and came to the United States after fleeing from his indigenous country in the mid-1990s. He is best known for his vividly colored and surreal acrylic and charcoal canvases, in which distorted, grotesque faces and body parts portray the horrors of war. This motif draws upon his own experiences of devastation and violence, evoking a universal experience of case and human suffering.

Alsoudani time-honored his MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art in 2008, and as a consequence holds a BFA from Maine College of Art. His perform was exhibited in the Iraq Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2012, Alsoudani usual his first major institutional exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and in 2013, the Phoenix Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art presented Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted, accompanied by a adequately illustrated catalogue. Recent institutional help exhibitions include Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, at the Frist Art Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art in 2018-2019 and Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope at the Yale University Art Gallery in 2017. Forthcoming exhibitions include Bitter Fruit at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and In Between at Palazzo Cipolla, Rome, Italy (both 2021). In 2009, Hatje Cantz Verlag published the artist's first monograph.

Alsoudani's accomplish is included in collections including Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Pinault Foundation, Paris. The artist lives and works in New York, New York.

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