I was born in 1974 in the village Arnas of Midyad in Kurdistan. There I attended primary school and went to high school in the city Kercewsê.
From 1993 to 1997 I followed lessons in art and perspective at the studio of Avni Memedoğlu in Istanbul. I studied philosophy and aesthetics from 1992 to 1999.
During this period I researched the Kurdish folklore and culture. Several articles on this subject have been published in Kurdish newspapers and magazines, such as 'Jiyana Rewshen'.
I studied 'Fine Arts' at the Academie Minerva in Groningen and 'Teacher in Art' at the Zuyd Hogeschool in Maastricht, and I studied Master's degree programme in Cultural Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam .