Serwan Baran grew up in Baghdad. He received a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Babylon, and moved to Amman during the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. Since 2013, Baran has been living and working in Beirut. He has had solo exhibitions at Nabad Art Gallery in Amman (2013), Matisse Art Gallery in Marrakech (2013), among other galleries Amman, Damascus, Tokyo, and various Iraqi cities. He has participated in the Cairo Biennale in 1999, Al-Kharafi Biennial in Kuwait in 2011, and the fourth Marrakech Biennale in 2012. He has also participated in group exhibitions in Aleppo, Amman, Baghdad, and Doha. Most recently, his work was included in the 2018 exhibition “Face Value: Portraiture (A Gallerist’s Personal Collection)” at Saleh Barakat Gallery. Baran is a member of several artist associations including, the International Association of Art, the Iraqi Fine Artists Association and the International Network for Contemporary Iraqi Artists.