Mohammed Sami

  • Born 1984 in Bagdad, Iraq.
  • Based in London, UK.

Mohammed Sami studied drawing and painting at the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad, Iraq in 2005. He immigrated to Sweden in 2007. Later, in 2015, he earned a first-class honours degree from Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art, Northern Ireland, UK. He completed his master’s degree in fine art at Goldsmiths College, London, UK, in 2018.

Mohammed Sami approaches painting as an allegorical representation against the striking image of conflict and violence. His paintings explore belated memories triggered by common everyday objects and the banal, from when he immigrated to Sweden as a refugee from his native Iraq.

  • Refugee Camp, 2020
  • Courtesy of the artist and Modern Art, London