My paintings are a reflection of the memories and feelings I experienced during my childhood. my works are inspired by the culture, customs and traditions of Iraq where I grew up. The impressionistic and expressionistic colors and shapes are a transformation of my mind and longing for my family. Whereas my earlier paintings were focused on the social and human side of life, my more recent works express the negative effects of war on people, countries and the suffering it creates for humans. Mingling memories of former Iraq with my impression from current Europe is my creative driving force. My work resonates inner feelings and strong emotions that have exhausted me.

From a feeling of being lost, I try to find my way with hope, longing for home, dancing with joy and desire, despite the continuing sound of war.

Amer Bader​

Born in Baghdad, Iraq 1975
Lives and works in  The Netherland 

Education

2001   BA in Painting: Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad
1997   Diploma in Painting Art: Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad 

Member Pulchri Studio The Hague

Member Iraqi Plastic artists  Society

Since 2016 registration in the RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunst Documentatie,

one of worlds leading documentation and research institute).

​Solo Exhibitions 

2022    Southern tales, Akkad Gallery, Baghdad

2021    Southern tales, Pulchri Studio, The Hague the Netherlands

2016    State of love”, Swiss Medical Beauty Center, Zurich

2009    Wasti Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2008    Darbouna Gallery, Amman, Jordan

​Art Fairs

​2017    Art Terre- Lithoyen, Sous - terre Gallery, the Netherlands

2016    Art Fair Amsterdam ADAF, the Netherlands

2016    Art Fair Rotterdam Ahoy “Nationale Kunstdagen”

2016    Art Fair Eindhoven, the Netherlands

 ​Group Exhibitions 

2022    Opening Spring Salon, Pulchri Studio, The Hague the Netherlands

2020    Opening Spring Salon, Pulchri Studio, The Hague the Netherlands

2019    ZOMEREXPO19, Museum de fundatie, Kasteel het Nijenhuis, Zwolle the Netherlands

            Route van de kunst , van delft groep, Nieuwkuijk the Netherlands

            Kunstkamerfraneker gallery, Franeker the Netherlands

​2018    SHACKLES; den-gallery. Kuwait

            Gallery Sous-terre Lithoijen, Oss the Netherlands

            Najaars salon; Pulchri Studio, The Hague the Netherlands

2017    De Orient 2.0”; Pulchri Studio, The Hague the Netherlands

            Dierent Worlds”; Gallery Sous-Terre, Lithoyen, Netherlands

            Voorjaarssalon”; Pulchri Studio, the Netherlands

            Kunst Zicht, Heesijk-Dinther, the Netherlands

            Art Festival Monastir, Tunisia

            Kunstbeurs Noord Brabant, the Netherlands

            Pulchri Studio, The Hague, the Netherlands

            IROK Gallery, Horst, the Netherlands

2016    World Art Delft, Groups Exhibition, Winter Guests, the Netherlands

            Common Humanity Exhibition “Artists in Exile” Paintings in Iraq

            The Master Gallery, Riverside Drive, New York

            North Newton (Kansas), Bethel College, Robert W. Regier Gallery, USA

            Wichita, Clayton Staples Gallery, McKnight Art Center, Wichita Stat

            Kunstkelder, Haarlem, the Netherlands

 

2015    Exhibition Auction United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

2011    Contemporary Iraqi Art in Doha in Qatar Fine Arts Society, Qatar

​2009    Artist in Exile Exhibition, New York, USA

            For Gaza Exposition, Anda Gallery, Amman, Jordan

            Faithfulness Medal Iraqi Culture days Exposition, Damascus, Syria

2008    United Nations Commission, Babylon Gallery, Damascus

            United Nations Commission, The French Cultural, Damascus

​2000    Jameel Hamoudi Competition, Inana Gallery, Baghdad