I'm a visual artist interested in exploring our negotiations of the political.
I work with different media and different processes, often with a slant on the performative or the conversational. I draw heavily on text - found, written, sourced or invited. I'm interested in the nuance of private and public affiliation; the relationship of wider (political) frameworks upon the personal, and the daily.
My work comes about in different ways: appearing as video, installation, text, performance, or public realm intervention and encounter. Sometimes my artworks are conversations, lasting a day or a year. There is always some element of engagement, an invitation to participate.
I see my practice as an expanded realm of interaction, something that happens both within and beyond the gallery or studio. The ‘public’ realm, the realm of people, is my primary context. Whether organising a march, a choir, a gathering or a debate, these activities are often questions to myself around what, in practice and in aspiration, words such as ‘community’, 'democracy', or ‘belonging’ might mean.
I was born in Mosul, Iraq. I've lived and worked in Cardiff, in Wales, since 1993.