Dr. Osman Ahmed

        Director
      
        Email: [email protected]
 
       
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Born in 1962 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Iraq.He is the newly appointed Director of Kurdology Center after spending many years as the Head of the Art department since he is an expert on Visual Arts.

          He graduated from the Institute of Art in Sulaymaniyah in 1985, earned his MA in Drawing from Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK (2007)
          and  his PhD from Chelsea College of Arts,University of the Arts London, UK (2013) with an unprecedented PhD project about Documenting the                        Kurdish     Genocide (Anfal 1988) through drawing and recording the testimonies of 15 Anfal survivors as well as investigating the Kurds’ collective                  memory  of the genocide.
 Dr. Osman has participated, as a member of panel and guest speaker, in many International conferences and seminars on Anfal, Genocide and Crimes       against humanity. He has also exhibited his works over the years in the Middle East and Europe, including a three month exhibition of his works     entitled  “The Displaced" in summer of 2008, at London Imperial War Museum.  He has participated in many conferences and seminars, and has           exhibited his     artworks over the years in the Middle East and Europe.
  He was among the Participants of the ‘Drawing Drawings’, a British Museum project, to do drawing after Leonardo da Vinci: Italian Renaissance       Drawings.

Selected exhibitions’ titles  and galleries:
2017 – My Line is a Living Memory, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
2016 -Restrictions of the Earth, Karsi Sanat Gallery, Istanbul,Turkey.
2016 - Restrictions on the Earth, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
2015 -Exhibitions Witnessing Yesterday, Istanbul International Art, Tuyap Fair and convention center, Istanbul, Turkey.
2008 - The Displaced, Imperial War Museum, London, United Kingdom.
2006 - Drawing from a Turner, Exhibition Drawing from a Turner original in the Prints and Drawings Room at Tate Britain.

    http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/1003/1/Drawing_from_Turner.pdf