Raisan Hameed (*1991) was born in Iraq and currently lives in Leipzig.
He first studied fine arts at the Mosul University College of Fine Arts, and in 2016 he continued his studies at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, where he graduated in 2022. He is currently a Meisterschüler in the class of Prof. Tina Bara. In his works Raisan Hameed deals with different dimensions of truth. He is often the subject of his images himself and processes personal experiences metaphorically by acting and experimenting with different media.

Hameed's works have been exhibited in Rotterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Rome, Palermo, L.A., UAE Sharjah, Ulm, Paris, as well as at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.


- since 2022 Meisterschüler of Prof. Tina Bara

Diploma at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig/Academy of FineArts Leipzig

- 2023-2024 Dozent für künstlerische Fotografie an der Abendakademie der HGB Leipzig.

- 2018-2022 study of photography at the Academy of FineArts Leipzig, with Prof. Tina Bara

- since 2017 Scolarship at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

- 2016-2018 study of photography at the Academy of FineArts Leipzig

- 2012-2014 Mosul University College of Fine Arts 


Verdi, Uni Globale, Asadi, Rotary, Leipziger Schriften, Fstop Magazine Online, Fresh Eyes Photo Book, Matratze Magazin, LoosenArt (Language), ArtAsyl-Present Magazine, Forum Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, großer Gefühle-KVGW, FUTURES23 Katalog.

2023             selected for Carte Blanche/Paris Photo 2023

2023             selected for FUTURES                                                             PHOTOGRAPHY 2023 by Der Greif

2022             nominated Lenscratch Student Prize for                               the Project Zer-Störung in L.A.

2021              selected for Fresh Eyes Photo 2021

2021              1. Platz Altered Narratives Fotografie Preis,
                       ETH zürich-Max Planck Gesellschaft-Picter

2017              nominated Uni Fotograf Award Munster -                               Germany

2014              2. Platz Wettbewerb Creative Arts Mosul-Irak

2013              3. Platz Wettbewerb Creative Arts Mosul-Irak

Selected Group Exhibitions

10. April - 26. Mai 2024
Navigating Strangeness - F für Fremd(-) Burg Galerie - Halle

01.-31.03.2024 LA MÀQUINA SENSIBLE I LES POLÍTIQUES DE L’AMOR - Centre Cívic El Coll - La Bruguera - Barcelona

12.04.2024 - 06.06.2024 Welches Foto schaut dich an? with Shirin Abedi, Cihan Çakmak, Hannah Darabi - Kunstverein Hildesheim

11/2023 Carte Blanche Exhibition /Paris Photo 2023

12.23 international film festival ANGAELICA (Mossul Dream), L.A.

25.06-21.08.22 Fragments From Now. For an Unfinished Future, kunsthaus Dresden / Robotron Kantine

05/2022 RIZOMA, Klasse Bara, Artgluchowe, Glauchau. 

10/2021 ARCIPELAGO, LEIPZIG/PALERMO, Église, Palermo. IT.

14-17.10.2021 FRESH EYES Exhibition, Kahmann Gallery, Rotterdam.

7.8 - 3.10.2021 The Makeable Mind Noorderlicht Photography festival, Netherlands

25.06.–04.07.2021 come closer, f/stop Festival, Halle 14, Spinnerei Leipzig

05/2021  Language LoosenArt Mag/Galerie, Rom. IT.

03/2021 F-stop Mag The Constructed Image, Online Exhibition 

09/2020 4 Wände Lindenow-Festival, Baturina Gallery, Leipzig

07/2020 Artwalk What comes after.. east of Leipzig, Germany

06/2020 Fragments From Now. For an Unfinished Future. Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany

02/2020 Rotterdam Photo Festival 2020, Netherlands

01/2020 gestern heute morgen. Sprechsaal Galerie Berlin, Germany

01/2020 FORUM and FRIENDS. Forum for contemporary photography Dresden, Germany

11/2019 Fragments From Now. For an Unfinished Future. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

03/2019 Stick together. Gallery of the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

10/2018 102. Xposure International Photography Festival. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

06/2018 Friends. Exhibition by the Circle of friends of the House of Photography. Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany

04/2018 Blue. Middle East College, Mascate, Oman

10/2017 Wir.We.Nahnu. Exhibition in the Bürgerfoyer of the Saxon Parliament, Dresden, Germany

10/2017 The Real and the Fake. Lindenow #13 Art-Festival, Leipzig, Germany

07/2017 After You. Exhibition of the HGB photography class. D21, Leipzig, Germany

06/2017 Ton in Ton. Exhibition for art and music. Pöge-Haus, Leipzig, Germany

06/2017 Untitled exhibition. Open Space, Zeitz, Germany

10/2016 101. Xposure International Photography Festival. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Solo exhibitions, Workshops

16.09-08.10.2023 Solo exhibtion Broken Paths
Die Putte - Neu Ulm

08/2019 Museum in Action #3. Workshop. Museum for contemporary Art gfzk, Leipzig, Germany

10/2018 Solo exhibtion My Way. Lindenow, #14 Art-Festival, Leipzig, Germany

12/2017 Photos from the Homeland, installation, Permanent Saxon State Ministry of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Dresden, Germany

Feel free to Contact me ︎,

︎ info@raisanhameed.com / raisan.hameed@gmail.com

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