Adel Abidin's art uses various media such as videos, video installations, multimedia sculptures, sound based installations and photography to explore the issues of the contemporary world we live in. His main point of departure is always linked to his intention to explore the complex relationship between visual art, politics and identity. Using a sharp palette of irony and humour, Adel Abidin is drawn to different social situations dealing with elusive experiences and cultural alienation.


Adel Abidin was born in Baghdad (1973) and currently resides between Helsinki and Amman. He received a B.A. in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad (2000) and an M.F.A from the Academy of Fine Arts in Time and Space Art in Helsinki (2005).