Adel Abidin (b. 1973) is an Iraqi artist that currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Abidin received his BA at the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad in 2000 and his MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2005. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Many Ways, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait (2014); I Love To Love, Forum Box- Space for Art, Helsinki (2013); Beyond, Arter- Space for Art, Istanbul (2012); Untitled, Anne De Villepoix Gallery, Paris (2011); The DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Centre of Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain (2010); Abidin Travels, White Box Gallery, New York (2008); among others. His work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Arab Contemporary Arab Contemporary, Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2014); The Disasters of War, Louvre-Lens Museum, Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France (2014); Trade Routes, Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London, UK (2013); Bread of Life, Palais de Tokyo, Sous-face 37, Paris (2012); 54th Venice Biennale, Iraq Pavilion (2011); The Beauty of Distance, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2010); Arctic Hysteria Onscreen, MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); among others.