Rheim Alkadhi is an artist who engages a variable practice. Her digital media projects offer conceptual exits from the frameworks of war and occupation. Her sculptural projects confront the physicality of art production in a trans-geographic context.
Born in 1973 to an Iraq father and American mother, her early years in Baghdad left her with the linguistic referents and aesthetic systems that inform her practice today. As a result, her work is a visual engagement with war from a psychological standpoint, and often through an absurdist lens.
She recently concluded a residency at Townhouse Gallery in Downtown Cairo and is a 2009 Mid-career Artist Fellow with the California Community Foundation.