Dr. Osman Ahmed

        Head of Department of Arts      

        Email: [email protected]

        Telephone+964-53-320-3093; Extension: 140

Born in 1962 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Iraq.
He is currently an expert on Visual Arts the Kurdology Centre for Kurdish Studies, University of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region.

         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
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 2008, at London Imperial War Museum. College of Arts (UAL 2013 London), with an unprecedented PhD project about Documenting the Kurdish Genocide (Anfal 1988) through Drawing, recording by means of 355 detailed drawings the testimonies of 15 Anfal survivors as well as investigating the Kurds’ collective memory of the genocide. 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.