Rheim Alkadhi

Rheim Alkadhi is an artist who engages a variable practice. Her work has been produced and shown in locations including the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Born in 1973, she grew up as a bi-national citizen in Iraq and the United States. Her early years in Baghdad left her with the linguistic referents and aesthetic systems that inform her practice today. Her digital media projects offer conceptual exits from the frameworks of war and occupation; her sculpture and performance projects confront the physicality of art production in a trans-geographic context. She is currently based in Los Angeles.

Rheim Interviews:


Interview with Rheim Alkadhi by Bilal Khbeiz, published September 29, 2010.
“The theatre of war makes every other discourse look small.” Read more ›


Interview with Youmna Chlala by Rheim Alkadhi, published December 1, 2010.
“I sometimes feel like I’m going towards a regionally specific minimalism, if there is such a thing.” Read more ›