Speaker: Dr. Nedda Ibrahim
The Iraqi Pioneer Art era began in the 1930s and flourished throughout the mid-century until its abrupt end in the 1990s. Dr. Ibrahim’s presentation will introduce the main pioneer artists of the movement, focus on the Iraqi diaspora’s artists, and on the impact of the current political situation towards the future of Iraq’s cultural heritage.
Dr. Ibrahim’s grandfather, Mohammed Saleh Zeki, and uncle, Zaid Saleh Zeki, were both active in the Iraqi Pioneer art movement and instrumental in advancing the art of a past modern Iraq. Dr. Ibrahim’s late brother, Robert Kaye Ibrahim, and her son, Sami Drabick, have carried on the family tradition, exhibiting art throughout North Carolina. Dr. Ibrahim is a dentist by profession with a practice in Raleigh, NC. She teaches in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina’s School of Dentistry. Dr. Ibrahim is the founder of Mariam Dental Clinic, and is involved with Wake Smiles, both clinics serving those in need. She is the co-president of the NC Chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists and is the former president of the Raleigh Wake County Dental Society. In the spring of 2016, Dr. Ibrahim organized the Iraqi Refugee Art Exhibit at William Peace University.
This presentation is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1 hour parking vouchers to guests.