TARKIB – Baghdad Contemporary Arts Festival is Iraq’s only multi-disciplinary arts festival which takes place on four days every year, to connect the audience to the city’s contemporary art.
The heart of the festival is the visual arts program with a group exhibition dedicated to new multifaceted installations and conceptual artworks from emerging Iraqi artists. Its focus is directed to artworks that form a boundary between arts and everyday life, explore new socio- cultural spaces or work interdisciplinary and interactively. In addition to the visual art program, the festival features musical interventions, Iraqi contemporary poetry, performances, and the Open Projector Night with films by young Iraqi filmmakers.
With its first edition in 2015, the festival is conceived and organized by artist collective TARKIB (TARKIB Baghdad Contemporary Art Institute).