About Agnes Ishak
Agnes is an Assyrian from Iraq who lives in New Zealand. She graduated in civil engineering from the Institute of Technology in Baghdad. Agnes’s art reflects her environment, her feelings and the energy around her at every stage of her life. Her art therefore ranges from symbolism to the abstract with the use of different techniques. In addition to awards from the Assyrian community in the diaspora.
Agnes is a winner of several awards from New Zealand, such as those conferred at the Franklin Art Festival and the Royal Easter Show.
In her latest exhibition ‘Inanna’s Echo’ (2020) in the Council Gallery in Auckland, she exhibited artwork produced from 2015 onwards after ISIS’s attacks on Assyrians and their historical artifacts, although her message is one of tolerance and peace.
Through her art, Agnes also aims to inform an international audience about the rituals, values and knowledge of the indigenous people of Mesopotamia. She has specialised in the Assyrian alphabet and design.