Dia al-Azzawi

Dia al-Azzawi was born in Baghdad in 1939 where he studied archaeology and fine art. Best known as a painter, Azzawi’s work celebrates Arab culture, blurring the boundaries between artforms, and amalgamating images and text. His work has been collected and exhibited worldwide, including three retrospectives: Paris (2001), Abu Dhabi (2009), and Doha (2016–17).