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Amang Mardokhy was born in Kurdistan where he trained as an artist. He graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012 and was awarded the Ken Billany prize for his outstanding work.Amang is the chair man of the Kurdistan Art and Culture group.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 

"The themes of my works are related to my past life. I spent a big part of my life amongst the struggles of political games, fighting for power and war. Living in the war torn country of Kurdistan has created a large black background in my life and in my paintings which is very hard for me to forget or neglect.


It is important for me to express my feelings and share my experience of living under fear and destructive wars with the audience. Although this might seem rather a sad or unpleasant subject that many people would not be interested in, I find it really necessary to express and show the truth."

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