Niaz Bayati • TEDxOdense
The Edge of Freedom
Born in Iraq to Kurdish parents, Niaz Bayati has always been interested in art from a very small age. His active struggle against the assault on the Kurdish population meant he was imprisoned many times and had to flee to Iran in 1994 because of his opposition to the Iraqi regime.. He remained there for a year, of which he was imprisoned for 11 months. Now in Denmark, he is an expert with sculpture and image making. He has made ceramics and paintings for Queen Margrethe, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and Foreign Minister Lene Espersen, commissioned by the Iraqi Embassy. But behind every one of Niaz Bayati's artworks is a hidden message hiding between the edge of light and darkness. Niaz talks not with words, but with art.