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 http://www.adelabidin.com/
Adel’s residency at Location One is supported by FRAME, the Fund for Art Exchange.