Born 1973 in Buffalo, New York. Resided in Baghdad, Iraq through the 1970s.


1999 MFA, University of California, Irvine

1994 BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2002 Correspondence, ongoing postal series, venues variable

Body Of Conjoined Movements, Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

Personal Effects, deep river, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Iraqi Girls School, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

National Gallery, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

1998 Denaturalizing Citizenship: A Sex Work, Squatter’s Gallery, Irvine, CA

1997 Female Production, Second Floor Alternative, Houston, TX

1994 Desire for Landscape in a Reconstruction of the Living Space, Test Facility, Rye Canyon, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004 Identities and Visual Codes: Images of Violence / Violence of Images, META Cultural Foundation,
Bucharest, Romania.

Somewhere Elsewhere, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

For A Stranger Articultural Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003 Middle East Cinema, Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, BC Canada

2002 Beyond Text & Silence, Beyond Baroque, Santa Monica, CA

2001 Barrelhouse, curated by Dianna Santillano, Regis Hotel, Long Beach, CA

2000 Charm Offensive, curated by Yong Soon Min, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Moving Toward the Millennium, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA

1998 4-play; 4-sites, UC Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

1997 Wabi-Sabi, curated by Yukiko Lunday, Takara Gallery, Houston, TX

1996 ABC (Artist Board Chooses), Diverse Works, Houston, TX

The Presence of the Absence of the Presence, curated by Lynn Randolph, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

RHEIM ALKADHI participates in

  • [R][R][F]200x—>XP – global networking project
  • Iraq – the war and post-war period
    curated by Agricola de Cologne