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Simko Ahmed

Agent: Simko Ahmed
Tokyo, Japan

Email: simko28@yahoo.com

Home page: http://www.geocities.com/kurd_art/simko.html

MSN: simko28

Place of birth: Kurdistan city of Sulaimania

Career: B. Se Bachelor in Civil Engineering.

Member of art groups:

JAALA Art association in Tokyo (Japan afro Asia Latin America art group)

Proletarian art and literature center

Nina acting team

Japanese NGP “Peace Winds Japan”

simko28@yahoo.com






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Work profile

He is working as NGO member since he graduated from college; he had been working as a Civil Engineer/ site planner to support the refugees at emergency conditions like Kurdistan, Albania, Kosovo, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mainly he designs and implements the Engineering projects like infrastructures building shelters, water and drain system for the refugees, constructing schools, clinic, road and bridges and other infrastructures …etc

*1996- Now, Japanese NGO “Peace Winds Japan” at Tokyo head quarter (http://www.peace-winds.org)

1995- 1996 AVN (Asian volunteers net work)
1994 -1995 FHRA (Foundation for human rights in Asia, Japan)
1993-1994 French NGO (Equilibere)
1990 - 1993 KSRO (Kurdistan shelter reconstruction organization)



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Solo and group exhibitions

Year 2002

* International art show at Seoul , south Korea “21 century and Asia” at Kangfamoon gallery

* Group art show “ Echoes of our land” with two other Kurdish artists Sarchel Shawky and Hiwa Doman, Canada, Toronto (steeles&Hwy400), this show was arranged by artist Dara Aram.

*International art show of (ARUEM) that means “beautiful” In Kyoto city museum with 150 artists mostly from Asian countries audiences of the show were 13000people.

*International art show of JAALA2002 (Japan, Afro Asia, Latin America artists association) exchange art show at Tokyo’s most famous museum of Tokyo Metropolitan

*Slide show on the destroyed wall in Kabul/ Afghanistan

*6th Solo art show at Tokyo Nishi Shinjuku Sompo museum, the museum where “sun flower” or Vincent van Gogh is displayed.

*6 solo art show (WakuWaku show) in Matsuyama city in Japan.

Year 2001

· 5th solo art show at refugees camp in Sierra Leone, west Africa at Bandajuma refugees camp in Bo area the title of the show was (colorful dreams of dark kids)

· Group art show at Tokyo NGO festival

· (Piece for Peace) International art show at Marki Museum in Saitama/ Japan



Year 2000
· Participating in International exhibition of Kuwanju Beinnale in South Korea, the audiences of this show were estimated to be around 1.5 million audiences.

JAALA2000 (Japan Africa, Asia, and Latin America artists group) at Tokyo Metropolitan museum.

International exhibition in Canada magnolia manor gallery / Chilliwack



Year 1999
· · JAALA+Korea (Japan, Afro Asia Latin America association) In Seoul / South Korea Metropolitan museum.



Year 1998
· Participated in the group exhibition with (10 colors group) with other 9 Japanese artists in Nagoya City at Japan Myokoen Gallery.

Slide exhibition in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Hamamtsu, Nagoya, Osaka, and some other cities in Japan. Participated in 15 Kurdish artists exhibition at the Stripe house museum in Tokyo



Year 1997
· He holed his 4th personal exhibition at Dowa Kasai gallery in Tokyo.

He has on-line exhibition on Washington Kurdish Institute home page http://www.clark.net/pub/amitay/ and Kurdish Media in UK http://www.logico.freeserve.co.uk Main on-line art show is (Sad Land) on: http://www.geocities.com/kurd_art/simko.html



Year 1996
· Participated in JAALA (Japan. Asia, Africa, Latin America association) exhibition in Metropolitan museum in Tokyo.

He opened his exhibition with 3 caricature artists on the Sulaimaniyah free wall two times; the audiences of this exhibition were over 40,000 people



Year 1995
· With two artists (Omar Darwesh and Ari Baban) he opened his exhibition by cooperation with AVN (Asian Volunteers network). In rabarin hall in Sulaimania.

He participated in-group exhibition in May festival in Sul

He opened 3rd solo exhibition in Fine art hall in Duhok by Cooperation with FHRA (Foundation for Human rights in Asia, Japan).

He opened caricatures exhibition in Swrkew Gallery in Sulaimaniyah. .



Year 1994
· He opened 2nd personal exhibition in Swrkew Gallery in Sulaimaniyah.

Group show in Holland.

He participated in 1st May festival (Art and caricature exhibition) in Swrkew gallery in Sulaimaniyah.



Year 1993
· He opened his 1st personal exhibition in Sulaimaniyah Republic hall.



Year 1986 - 1990
· He participated in all annually festivals in Salahaddin University.




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TV Interviews

NHK Japan main channel
NHK Japan satellite BS
TBS Japan
Osaka TV station in Japan
PUK TV/ Kurdistan
Kurdistan satellite TV/ Kurdistan
Communist TV/ Azadi TV Kurdistan
Socialist TV/ Kurdistan
Khak TV
Metropolitan TV/ Japan
MX Tokyo/Japan
Volunteer 21 / Osaka TV Japan
Kurdsat TV satellite
Medya TV
Azadi TV/ Kurdistan
SBS/ Seoul broadcast system Korea
Nihon Terebi/ Japan





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Newspapers and magazines publications

Asahi Shinmun/ Japan
Asahi News evening/ English Japan
Umiri Shimbun/ Japan
Art graph/ art magazine in Japan
Tokyo Rose, printed matter / Tokyo
Raku/ Japan
Cross and Talk/ Japan
Playboy / Japan
Japan Pia / Japanese which has over 4 millions readers.
Asahi graph/Japanese magazine
G20 / Japan
Kurdiatani new/ Kurdish
Brayati/ Kurdish
Regai Kurdistan/ Kurdish
New life / from London
Hana/ Sweden
Jilemo/ German
Shabang/ Kurdistan
Korean News paper/ Korea
Ozgar Politika/ Germany
Hiwa/ Germany
Serdam/ Kurdistan
Canada Time/ Canada
Kurdistan spot/ Netherlands
Jaica Magazine/ Japan
Sardam/ Kurdistan
Sanke shimbun/ Japan
Kyodo shimbun/ Japan
Kurdistan post/ Sweden
Kurdish media in UK





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Writings

JALLA 2000 poet of Spring never dies
Novel of (Tear of a village), on going expected to be finished in 2004
Novel of (When the moon is crying), just started.
(Two) the book of poem and pictures by Maw (American write) Simko (Kurdish painter)
Some other poets in different magazines.
Short stories of (Sad Lands). (are available on the main page of the site , short stores and interviews)


Main site:

http://www.geocities.com/kurd_art/simko.html

sub sites:

http://www.kurdmedia.com/ac/simko/

http://www.geocities.com/baran_a/simko.html





Interests: writing short stories plus painting

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No