Basim El-Mahdi was born in 1973 – Alnassiriya in Iraq. He graduated from the Technology Institute / Electricity in Alnassiriya. He is now the head of the Society of Iraqi Calligraphist-Thi-Qar and member of The Iraqi Plastic Arts Society.
Basim has worked in - or with- design, graphics arts and calligraphic artworks since 1998. He has participated in many local and international shows and has held two personal (Art Gallery) shows.