Hanoos Hanoos is a painter, born in Kufa, Iraq, in 1958, who has lived in Madrid, Spain, since 1981, where he continues his creative work, and presently teaches modern art at various academies in Madrid. 

His studies began at the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad, in 1974. Later, after travelling to Italy and Europe, he joined the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid in 1984, where he gained a BA and PhD in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, also studying History of Art and Aesthetics there.

He has held over 40 solo exhibitions, and more than a hundred group exhibitions, with his works exhibited in many public and private institutions, in Spain, UK, and around the world.

His numerous awards for his works, include first prize of the first Biennial of contemporary art of San Lucas, Plasencia (2019); the acquisition prize XIV Virgen de las viñas Painting Contest, Tomelloso (2015); the first Medina de Pomar National Painting Prize, Burgos (1994); the first XI Marbella International Biennial Painting Prize (1991); the first Ford Spain Painting Prize, Faculty of Fine Arts, Madrid (1986).

His works are featured in Banipal 73, where he is the cover artist. 

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Banipal 73 - Fiction Past and Present (Spring 2022)