ALI TOFFAN & WATHIQ AL-AMERI
Ali Toffan, Wathiq Al-Ameri, b. 1972 in Baghdad (IQ), live and work in Zurich (CH)
The live art projects and performances of Ali Toffan and Wathiq Al-Ameri deal with the meaning of identity, memory and power relationships. Using minimal gestures and symbolically charged objects they create memorable models of political conflicts, transitoriness and cultural limits that permit reflection on one's subjective perspective.
Ali Toffan and Wathiq Al-Ameri studied at the Baghdad Academy of Fine Arts and the F+F Kunst- and Medienschule, Zurich. In 2011 they won the Performance Art Award Switzerland, followed by the Swiss Art Award in 2012.