News 

‘Fatherland: Serwan Baran’ the Iraq Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale

Serwan Baran will represent Iraq at the 58th Venice Biennale, presenting a solo exhibition which will run from 11 May to 24 November 2019. This will be the fourth National Pavilion of Iraq commissioned by the Ruya Foundation and follows the critical success of ‘Archaic’ which Ruya commissioned for the 57th edition of the Biennale…
Event 

Ruya Shop: Hiwa K. Home Grounds

The Ruya Shop presents ‘Home Grounds’, a screening of three video works by the Berlin-based artist Hiwa K. The artist fled Iraq in 1996 and studied at the Akademie der Bildende Kunst in Mainz. His installation, video and performance-based work explores his personal experiences of Iraq, migration, and conflict. The presentation includes Hiwa K’s early…
Interview 

Imperial Race: A New Board Game About Iraq’s Ancient Heritage

A couple of months ago, the annual Global Grad Show in Dubai showcased innovative student-led projects from design and technology schools across the world. The Amman-based Iraqi designer and artist Durrah Alomar, a recent graduate of the German Jordanian University, presented Imperial Race, a new board game that teaches players about Iraq’s ancient heritage. Alomar…
Video 

Ruya Shop: David Lynch, Wild At Heart (1990)

This weekend the Ruya Shop is screening David Lynch’s Wild At Heart (1990). Location: Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad Time: 10am – 2pm Date: Friday 4 January – Saturday 5 January Wild at Heart is a 1990 American film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford’s 1989 novel of the same name. Both…