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Ahmed Alsoudani Biography

Ahmed Alsoudani (b. 1975, Baghdad, Iraq) is an American-Iraqi painter whose work is born out of his experience growing up in war-torn Iraq. The geopolitical details of his biography are endemic to his work as he continues to process his experiences as a child in Iraq during the first Gulf War, a teen fleeing to the United States via Syria, and today exploring what it means to find a sense of home as a war refugee. Alsoudani has had recent shows at Marlborogh Contemporary (London, UK), Gladstone Gallery (New York, NY), Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ), Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT), and L&M Art (Los Angeles, CA). In 2011 he was one of five artists representing Iraq in the Venice Biennale, the country’s first time hosting a pavilion in 35 years. He is in the public collections of Saatchi Gallery, Columbus Museum of Art, Mead Museum, Bates College Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art and others. Alsoudani received his MFA in painting from Yale in 2008, and his BFA from the Maine College of Art in 2005. He lives and works in New York City, and is represented by Marlborough Contemporary.

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