Dijla Art Gallery is a prominent gallery in Baghdad specializing in contemporary Iraqi art.
Dedicated to encourage and promote art of Iraqi art pioneers as well as emerging and established artists working primarily in painting, sculpture, graphic and ceramic art.
Dijla is a unique gallery and event place with 12 viewing rooms and meeting spaces where distinguished art and architectural exhibitions are held in addition to other cultural activities such as lectures, open debates and musical performances.
Established in July of 1997, the gallery is situated in the heart of Baghdad's art district on Abu Nouas Street overlooking the river Tigris (Dijla) and based in an old family house built in 1932. The owner, has succeeded in introducing the viewer in this intellectually stimulating atmosphere with art that generates great interest and encourages creativity. As a result, the viewer has the opportunity to participate in an aesthetic experience and complete the dialogue that had begun by the artist.
“ I have been in the art milieu for many years. To remain vital, I surround myself with exciting, stimulating art and seek challenges. I believe in good, continuous service, as well as honesty and reliability "