Born in Baghdad in 1968, Serwan Baran is a graduate of Fine Arts from Babel University, a member of AIAP, the Iraqi Fine Art Association and the National Art Association. He has exhibited extensively, including at the Baghdad Second International Festival, Wasiety Exhibitions, Modern Iraqi Art Exhibitions from 1991 to 1995, the Iraqi modern art exhibition in Amman, Cyprus and Qatar, Cairo Pinali (1999), 10X10 Orfali Gallery, Amman from 2008 to 2009, Kuwait Pinali (2011) and Morocco Pinali (2012). Solo exhibitions have taken place across the world, including in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, the Dominican Republic and Japan. Baran’s awards for art include the first prize for youth, Baghdad, 1990, the second prize at the Iraqi Contemporary Art Exhibition, 1994, the golden prize at the Iraqi Contemporary Art Exhibition, 1995, an honorary medal at the Cairo 7th Biennial, 2002 and a discretionary award at Baghdad Pinal 2002.