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Mohammed Muriddin
[1938 -
2015]

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Biography

Mohammed Muhriddin (1938-2015) was an Iraqi artist. He is recognized for his mixed media compositions that combine politics and art. His artworks reveal the contradiction between what is theoretical and what is practical in day to day life . It combines the power of street art, such as graffiti and political posters, with fine art techniques.

Muhriddin was born in Basra- Iraq and moved to Baghdad- Iraq in 1956 to study at the Institute of Fine Arts under Faiq Hassan. In 1966, Muhriddin obtained his masters degree in Art and Graphic design from the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw- Poland. When he returned to Baghdad- Iraq, he joined the faculty of the Institute of Fine Arts and taught art. He was also a founding member of the New Vision Group (al-Ru’ya al-Jadida) alongside other Iraqi artists such as Dia al-Azzawi and Ismail Fattah.

Awards
  • 1986 the second prize at the First International Art Biennale in Ankara, Turkey
  • 1988 the first prize at the Second International Festival of Art in Baghdad- Iraq
Selected Exhibitions

“جمعية الفنانين” in Baghdad- Iraq
1965 Baghdad’s first exhibition dedicated solely to graphic design
He participated in exhibitions in the US, Europe and in the Middle East
2011-1991 He participation in the MoMA’s PS1 show “Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars in NY- USA.”

Style
Abstract art