Hiwa K (Kurdistan, 1972) graduated from High School in Iraq and continued his self-education meeting different intellectuals, visual artists, musicians and theatre artists. After moving to Germany at the age of 25, he studied flamenco music and then he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Mainz and the Städelschule of Frankfurt as guest student with Simon Starling. Hiwa K was involved in various collective exhibitions such as the Alternativa Festival in Poland, La Triennale in Paris and the “Edgware Road Project” at the Serpentine Gallery in London; in 2012 he also had a personal exhibition at the MUSAC in León. His “Chicago Boys” project is continuously hosted by important international institutions, such as the CASCO in Utrecht, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk. In 2008, he participated in the VII edition of Manifesta.