Kufi was born in Bagdad in 1962; he now lives and works in the Netherlands. Kufi graduated in printmaking from Iraq, and then continued to study graphic design and multimedia in the Netherlands and has since then, been caught between the East and the West. He has traversed a long and arduous journey, and the evolution is evident in his works. Kufi's intellectual work has been presented as multimedia and selected as new media art in a number of important places such as Tate modern, KW Berlin, Tapies foundation, Barcelona, Triangle art association, New York and recently was successful in Bonhams London. His visual essay goes through an expression of emptiness. As minimalist he made the sense of smell possible as a visual language by using elements such as henna, mud and soap in his works. Kufi openly invites his viewers to breathe in pure oxygen through their eyes, seeking in all his experimental activities the spiritual energy and the hidden power of the materials. Kufi likes to give viewers an opportunity to see, discover and even touch his works thus creating a quality that one remembers well after experiencing one of his pieces. On the other hand he has been actively developing 3D designs and movies that provide urban solutions and have the ability to turn into functional public spaces. He established "˜daftar' (copybook) - an online visual magazine in the time when Iraq was under war and change.