Peshawa Mahmood

  • country
  • Iraq
  • disciplines
  • calligraphy, comic strip, drawing, installation, interior design, painting, performance, sculpture, visual art
  • languages
  • Arabic, French, Kurdish
  • born on 01.01.1981
  • in Qaladze, Irak
  • lives in Marseille, France

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Born in 1981 in Qaladze in Iraqi Kurdistan, Peshawa Mahmood is a painter, illustrator, calligrapher and performer. He graduated in fine arts from the University of Souleimaniye and went onto teaching, drawing, painting, mosaic and art history at Ranya’s School of Fine Arts. He exhibited his paintings notably in Amna Suraka Museum of Souleimaniye. A militant artist, he worked on life-size works questioning the Iraqi political system and its abuses. His exile lead him to reinvent his artistic practice to privilege quick drawings made on ephemeral and recycled materials. Since his arrival in France in 2016, he participated in solo and collective exhibitions and performances as well as conducted workshops. He has been a member of the agency of artists in exile since 2022.