Born in Kirkuk, Iraq in 1960, Himat has shown his work in many solo exhibitions in France, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and throughout the Arab world. His works are part of various public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad, Iraq, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan, the Khalid Shoman Foundation-Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan, the Al Sharjah Museum in Al Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; the Museum of the Institute of the Arab World in Paris, France;,the Bibliothèque de la Francophonie in Limoges, France, the Ministry of Culture in Tunis, Tunisia, and the National Library of France in Paris. He currently lives in Paris, France.