“Sisyphus,at this moment, has the face and the tongue of an Arab”
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji
Graphic and Art Installation Artist
Born in Baghdad in 1960, Sadik Alfraji studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Iraq, from which he graduated with a diploma and degree in plastic arts, respectively. In 2000 he pursued a High Diploma in Graphic Design from the CHK Constantijn Huygens in the Netherlands, where he is now based. Having participated in exhibitions in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the US since the 1980s, his work is housed in the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art in Iraq, The National Gallery of Fine Arts and the Shoman Foundation in Jordan, the Novosibirsk State Art Museum in Russia, and the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum in Romania.
Sisyphus goes on demonstration
Animation/video installation 2012
“You are to suffer,
to carry your burden and the weight of your existence on your back forever. And on this rough road you are to travel.
You walk, with blackness round your eyes blocking your entire vision, and a hole in your head preventing you from knowing.
You are not to learn, to see or to understand.
You are to travel the path Sisyphus,
this is your fate and this is how you are destined to exist.
Note 1: We are all Sisyphus.
Note 2: Sisyphus, at this moment, has the face and the tongue of an Arab.
Note 3: Sisyphus can go on a demonstration and cry out loud against his destiny.”