Tarik Hardaga was born in 1960 in the former Yugoslavia, Sarajevo, Bosnia. In 1980, Tarik started painting and this led to many well-attended exhibitions in his home country. Since 1994, Tarik lives with his family in Sweden. He started art education in 1995 in Visby and it ended 4 years later in Falkenberg. Tarik is inspired by classical art, which he wants to reproduce in a modern way. Since starting in his hometown of Sarajevo, Tarik has had several successful exhibitions in Europe and the USA.