Hussein Shikha and Sadrie Alves, Tales of Symbologies, 2022. Photo by Axelle Degrave.

Hussein Shikha is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, writer, and researcher based in Antwerp. His work spans experimental film, animation, textile, and interactive installations. Hussein takes the manipulation and transformation of the southern Iraqi carpet—with all its philosophies—as a starting point to understand design and art from Eastern and non-Eastern perspectives. His work has recently been presented at iMAL, Brussels; Het Bos, Antwerp; and Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp.