Born in Baghdad 1945, Naman Hadi has lived and worked in Paris since 1971.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Art, Baghdad in 1967 and from the Higher National School of Fine Arts, Paris in 1977. Co-founder of the Academicians Group, Iraq.
Won the first prize of the Paul-Louis Weiller Portrait Prize, awarded by the Institute of France Academy of Fine Arts, Paris in 1975 (363 participants from several countries). They also received Honourable Distinction by the Salon des Artistes Francais in the Museum of Grand Palais, Paris.
In Baghdad, the National Museum of Modern Art acquired many of his works.
Major exhibitions and activities in France:
Gallery Soulange; Grand Palais Museum; Marine’s Museum; Higher National School of Fine Arts, Paris; Gallery Image, Space Regard in George Pompidou Centre; Salon des Beaux Arts of Enghien-les Bains; Fontenay-le-Coomte; Chateau de Castille; Casino Municipale de Cannes; Regard sur la Peinture Arabe; Foire Internationale de Rennes; Rhone Poulenc; Centre culturel Andre Malraux; Antinea Gallery; Le corps découvert in the Intstitut du monde arabe;
New Grafik, Berlin; Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad
Ireland: Clifden Art Festival; Grand Fine Art Gallery; Trist Ann’s Gallery
UK: Poster Exhibition, Kufa Gallery, Strokes of Genius in London, Exeter and Bath
USA: Chicago and Lake Forest