Madhat Kakei b. 1954

"Madhat Kakei, Tomas Tranströmer suggests, paints what the eye cannot see: 'Consciousness has its spaces / to which we are taken blindfolded'." – Daniel Birnbaum
Madhat Kakei (b. 1954 in Kirkuk, Kurdistan) is educated at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid (1976-80) and the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad (1971-76) and moved to Sweden in the mid-1980s. Kakei is based in Stockholm but splits his time between his four different studios in Sweden, France and Japan. Previous solo exhibitions include Akutsu Gallery, Maibashi (2019, 2017), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015), Gallery Aro, Sulaymaniyya (2015), Alisara, Kirkuk (2013), Gallery Mutsu, Japan (2012), Konstnärshuset, Stockholm (2011), Formes Gallery, Tokyo (2010), Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm (2006), Galerie Maria Lund, Paris (2005), The Kurdish Library and Museum, New York (2005) and Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm (2001).