© 2018  AMER BADER 



My paintings are a reection 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 colours and shapes are transformations of my mind and longing for my family. Whereas my earlier paintings focused on the social and human side of life, my more recent works express human suering, pain of the war and its impact on peoples and countries. Mingling memories of former Iraq with my impressions from current Europe is my creative drivingforce . My work resonates inner feelings and strong emotions that have exhausted me. From a feeling of being lost, I try to nd my way with hope, longing for home, dancing with joy and desire, despite the continuing sounds of war and smells of death”


Amer Bader

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



Education :

2001  BA, Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad, Iraq 
1997  BA, Graduate of the Fine Arts Institute Baghdad, Iraq 

Member Pulchri Studio The Hague

Member Iraqi Plastic Artist Society

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

one of worlds leading documentation and research institute).

Solo Exhibitions :

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

2016     Hilton park Lane Hotel, UK, London

2009    Wasti Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2006    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 : 

2019   .   ZOMEREXPO19, museumdefundatie , 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