Echo for Contemporary Iraqi Art

Echo's long-term vision is to initiate exhibition and exchange programs for artists to increase visibility and presentation of their work in Iraq and internationally; connect artists in Iraq to one another and the global arts community using digital and physical platforms; expand artistic possibilities by providing greater access to training, education, resources and production tools; build an archive of Iraq's contemporary artistic work and related documentation. Within the current framework of Iraqi culture, artists are in urgent need of a globally accessible, technically feasible, and professionally viable organization. Echo will serve as an education portal, assist in the production of new work, and create new spaces for the presentation and exchange of contemporary artistic ideas and practices. Echo seeks to connect the histories of artistic contributions in Iraq to ongoing work in Iraq and the diaspora.