He was born in Kurdistan Region-IQ in 1981. Adam started his journey in 1996 when he attended the Institute of Fine Art in Duhok. In 2001 he graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Duhok with a Diploma in Painting. In 2004 he attended College and earned his degree from college of Fine Arts Salahaddin University in Erbil with Bachelor Degree in Painting. He worked seven years as an art teacher in different schools including the Fine Arts Institute of Duhok. He attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA in 2012 and in 2015 got his master degree in contemporary realism as a figurative artist. He is currently instructor in Fine Art Institution in Duhok.

Artist Statement

The purpose of his paintings is to highlight the soul of the Kurdish woman in her traditional costume. His intent is to depict the connection between Kurdish woman and clothing worn by women in society. This is achieved by shedding light on traditional Kurdish female costumes and the meaning behind the colors and symbols of outfits which have different shapes, styles, designs, and societal meaning. In addition to the symbolic meanings, the design of the dress projects an inner mood and expression often overlooked by Kurdish culture.  


2015 MFA Painting Academy of Art University

2008 BFA Painting Salahuddin University

2001 Diploma Painting Institute of Fine Art, Kurdistan


 2019 1st Place American Art Award

2018 4th Place American Art Award

2015 Academy of Art University, Spring Show, Body of Work Award

2001 International Committee of the Red Cross, Honor for Poster

Solo Exhibition

2017 Duhok Gallery, Kurdistan, IQ

2015 The Girl of Dreams, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023             Duhok Gallery Annual Exhibition, Duhok, Kurdistan, IQ

2022             Kurdistan Images of Existance, Okregowe Museum, Poland

2022             Galawej Internation Festival, Sulymaniyah

2021             Frameless Drrawing Exhibition, Kurdistan, IQ

2020             13th Al-Wasiti Plastic Art Festival, Baghdad

2019             2nd International Contemporary Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

2019             20th International Plein-air, U Jaksy Gallery, Poland

2019             Aghala Museum, Koya, Kurdistan, IQ

2018             Duhok Gallery Annual Exhibition, Duhok, Kurdistan, IQ

2018             Zamwa Galley, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, IQ

2017             Klturwan Festival, Amnasuraka, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, IQ

2016             Duhok Gallery Annual Exhibition, Duhok, Kurdistan, IQ

2015             Academy of Art University Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

2014             Academy of Art University Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

2014             Kurdish Youth Festival, Miami, FL

2013             Kurdish Youth Festival, San Diego, CA

2010             Contemporary Art Group Collective, Media Gallery, Erbil, Kurdistan, IQ

2009             Contemporary Art Group Collective, Martyr Salman Gallery, Duhok, Kurdistan, IQ

2006-2010   Duhok Gallery Annual Exhibition, Duhok, Kurdistan, IQ

2004-2008   College Exhibitions, College of Fine Art Gallery, Erbil, Kurdistan, IQ

2008             Land Art Public Work, Shaqlawa, Kurdistan, IQ

2007          Installation Art Exhibition, College of Fine Art, Erbil, Kurdistan, IQ

2001        International Committee of the Red Cross Exhibition, Martyr Salman Gallery in Duhok, Media Gallery in Erbil, Ashti Palace Hall in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, IQ

1996-2001   Annual Institute Festivals, Institution Halls, Duhok, Kurdistan, IQ


2008-2010       Artistic design, studio decoration Vin TV, Korek TV

2007                 Elementary school Murals in Duhok City, Education Directorate

2007                 21 Kids Comic Books Illustration, Khane press center, Kurdistan

2006                 Mural in Akre County, Akre County, Public work commission

Work Experience

2020-2021        Dasinya Art Institute teacher

2017-2019        AUK Interior Design Adjunct

2018-2021        CU Instructor

2017 UoD         Fine Art Instructor

2009-2012       Associate Director, Institute of Fine Art, painting department, Duhok

2008-Present  Fine Art Institute Teacher, Kurdistan

2002-2004       Elementary School Art Teacher, Kurdistan

2001                 Member of Kurdistan Artist Syndicate