Adel AbidinAdel Abidin
Adel Abidin was born in 1973 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Helsinki, Finland in 2001 to pursue a MFA in new media, a degree he received in 2005. He is represented in major museum collections in Finland and is internationally recognized through numerous exhibitions, including the 2007 Venice Biennale; On the Margins (2009, Kemper Art Museum, St Louis); and the 2008 Cairo Biennale. He has held solo exhibitions throughout Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East, and, in 2010, Abidin’s work will be the subject of a major solo exhibition at Kiasma, Helsinki’s Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information on Abidin’s work visit his website at

Adel’s residency at Location One is supported by FRAME, the Fund for Art Exchange.