Wadah Mahdi (1974 – ) was born in Iraq and is educated at the Art Academy in Baghdad. His artworks are narrative or snapshots painted in a rich and warm color palette. He is a member of the Iraqi Artists Syndicate and the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association. During his years as an artist, Waddah has held two separate positions at the Qawaf Gallery in Aleppo in 2008-2009 and participated in 30 national and international group exhibitions. He has received several awards for his work.