Iraqi artist Saman Hidayat and his wife came to Monheim am Rhein in 2015 to find safety. In Iraq, Hidayat headed the Institute of Fine Arts in Erbil.
Since 2015, Hidayat has been living in Monheim am Rhein. He was so grateful for the home he was given that he created the sculpture "Scream for Freedom" for the city, foregoing his compensation. The sculpture was specially made for the Baumberger Chaussee / Knipprather Straße roundabout.
It is a sysmbol of flight and displacement, but at the same time represents finding refuge, freedom and the hope for peace. The sculpture depicts an emotional moment: the joyful mother is standing behind the kneeling father, who is holding the child tightly in his arms.
Born in Kirkuk, Iraq, in 1984; lives and works in Monheim am Rhein
2008 Graduated from Salahaddin University Erbil, Faculty of Art, Department of Sculpture
2013 Graduated from the Academy of Arts, Erbil
2015 Arrived in Germany
Installation of numerous sculptures in the cities of Iraq
2018 "Scream for Freedom", made by the Schmees foundry, a gift to the city of Monheim am Rhein.
2021 "Five geese", bronze sculptures, commissioned by the city of Monheim am Rhein