Amir Hazim

b. 1996, Baghdad, Iraq; lives between Baghdad and Dubai, U.A.E.


Amir Hazim is a Baghdad-born artist whose practice extends across numerous mediums including sculpture, painting, installation art and especially photography. A self-taught photographer, his trademark black and white photography and his understanding of light and shadow have become a signature of his practice. However he also often experiments with vibrant colors, exploring narratives of his observations, his lived experiences in post-2003 Baghdad, local urban culture, the fragility of humanity, and Iraq’s social history and landscapes, all with a touch of melancholic mystery. 


Hazim has participated in exhibitions in the Middle East and Europe, including Seven x Seven, Middle East Now Festival, Murate Art District, Florence, Italy (2021); All I Want Is Life, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE (2020), and the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad University (2019), and was recently commissioned as an official photographer for Art Dubai in March 2020. His photographs have been featured on CNN and in Wall Street Journal, Brooklyn Rail, Arab News, Arab Weekly, Middle East Eye, The National, Al-Bawaba, al-Bayan, Tribe Magazine and Mille World, amongst others.