Adel Abidin

Iraq 1973. Lives and works in Helsinki.

"The answer, because I am an artist and not a documentarian, is that I want to create a symbolic image that bears a signifier and signified, making the viewer think about the work and in the work, to be intellectually provoked, to interact with it physically and mentally."

- Adel Abidin, in conversation with Lamia Joreige
Adel Abidin, exhibition catalog,  Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, 2014