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‫مــــعـــــــرض جـــمـــــاعــــي للـــنـــحــــــت‬

‫‪Collective Exhibition for Sculptures‬‬


“Birds’’ Collective Exhibition for Sculptures Curated by Hayfa Al Jishi and artist Ahmad Al Bahrani 12th of December, 2010 – 2nd of January, 2011

“‫”طيور‬ ‫معرض جماعي للنحت‬ ‫فكرة وتنظيم هيفاء الجشي والفنان أحمد البحراني‬ 2011 ‫ يناير‬2- 2010 ‫ ديسمبر‬12

Albareh Art Gallery presents “Birds” a collective sculpture exhibition by a group of confirmed sculptors from Bahrain, the Middle East and around the world.

‫البارح للفنون التشكيلية يقدم المعرض الجماعي للنحت تحت عنوان «طيور» لمجموعة من الفنانين والنحاتين المعروفين من البحرين‬ .‫والوطن العربي والعالم‬

Curated by Hayfa Al Jishi and artist Ahmed Al Bahrani, this show will gather major sculptors from Bahrain, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, France, and Japan, to participate in this unique concept, which centers on the theme of Birds. This region has a lot of affinity to birds as they represent beauty, strength, nationality, freedom, movement, free spirit, as well as love, unity and family.

‫ ويجمع مجموعة متميزة من أهم الفنانين والنحاتين من البحرين والعراق‬،‫هذا المعرض فكرة وتنظيم هيفاء الجشي والفنان أحمد البحراني‬ ‫ ويتناول هذا المعرض موضوع الطيور وذلك‬.‫ ويتمحور حول موضوع فريد ومميز أال وهو الطيور‬،‫واألردن ومصر ولبنان وسوريا وفرنسا واليابان‬ ‫ كما يبرز الجوانب الجمالية للطيور إن كانت ساكنة أو في‬،‫ والعالقة بين تلك الرموز وبين الفنان‬،‫بإعتباره رمزًا للحرية واالنطالق والحركة والتطلع‬ .‫ متفرقة أومجتمعة مع إختالف أحجامها وأشكالها‬،‫حالة حركة‬

Birds’ vast representations and meanings offer a chance to create unusual sculptures and to capture the essence and beauty of nature. Each artist will present two artworks; that varies between abstract, impressionist or symbolic, featuring the aesthetic aspects of the birds wither scattered, in motion or in groups. Nests, eggs, wings, the existing and the legendary ones, in different sizes and forms, and in different mediums; stone, wood, bronze, steel, plastic, etc... Thus “Birds” will be used as a symbol to what each artist have in mind in his own distinctive way, and to all what these creatures resemble and represent about us as humans and about nature in general.

‫ وفي هذا‬.‫ومن هنا جاءت أهمية هذا المعرض «طيور» لما تحمله هذه الكائنات من معاني ورموز عن اإلنسان وعن الطبيعة بشكل عام‬ ‫ وكل ما يتبع هذا المفهوم من حركة‬،‫ منفردة أو مجتمعة‬،‫المعرض سيقدم كل فنان عملين فنيين كما يرى الطيور من وجهة نظره الخاصة‬ ‫ وما إلى‬،‫ حجر‬،‫ نحاس‬،‫ حديد‬،‫ خشب‬:‫ بأحجامها المختلفة أو أشكالها المتعددة بإستخدام مواد مختلفة‬،‫ الحقيقي منها أو األسطوري‬،‫وتجمع‬ ...‫ذلك‬


AHMAD AL BAHRANI Biography Born in Iraq in 1965, Ahmad Al Bahrani graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. He taught sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad from 1992 till 1994. He now lives and works in Qatar where he founded Mimar Gallery with Architect Hazem Abu Naba’a. Al Bahrani participated in a number of group exhibitions in Iraq and in the Arab world. He has executed several sculptures for public areas. His works have been acquired by museums and individuals in many cities around the world. Hereafter we’ve listed a selection of his exhibitions.

2008 2006 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain Dar Al Fanoun, Kuwait Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain 4 Walls Gallery, Amman, Jordan Green Art, Dubai, UAE Bissan Gallery, in association with the French Cultural Centre, Qatar Al-Bida Gallery, with the National Council for Culture, Art & Heritage, Qatar Al Fardan Gardens, sponsored by Al-Fardan Group, Qatar French Ambassador’s Residence, Qatar French Cultural Centre, San’a, Yemen Al-Afif Gallery, San’a, Yemen

Nest | Mixed Media | 50 x 8 x 50cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Selected Participations


SAMER A. TABBAA Biography The Jordanian sculptor was born in Saudi Arabia in 1945. He studied Fine Arts in Youngstown State University, Ohio, USA in 1976, and he holds a Masters in Fine Arts with sculpture major. He was the first director of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts from 1979 till 1980. His sculptures are located in many cities around the world; in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, among others. He has been showing his sculptures in solo and collective exhibitions since the 80’s, we highlighted below some of them.

2008 2007 2006 2004 1999 1999 1999 1995 1993

Opening artist for Cuadro Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE Valencia Biennail, Valencia, Spain Collective Exhibition at Four Walls Gallery, Amman, Jordan Collective Exhibition for Malaysian & Jordanian Artists at Gallery Shah Alam, Malaysia Collective Exhibition, Paris, France Collective Exhibition at Premises of Deutchwelle Broadcasting House, Cologne, Germany Collective Exhibition of Swedish & Jordanian Artists “Meeting Point Amman - Kunsthallen”, Gothenburg, Sweden Norwegian Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstraad, Norway Asia Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh Collective Exhibition for Jordanian Artists at the Egyptian Institute, Rome, Italy

Migration | Mixed Media on Wood | 76 x107 x 2cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Selected Participations


JIVKO Biography The French sculptor received his education in Fine Arts from Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Paris from 1977 until 1994. The award winning sculptor has many publications among which; catalog “Monumental sculptures at St. Germain des Près” in 2010. He exhibited his artworks around the world in solo and collective exhibitions, hereafter a selection of them.

2010 Solo Exhibition “Axelle Fine Arts” Gallery, Boston Solo Exhibition “L’écusson” Gallery, Montpellier Collective Exhibition “Alfa Art” Gallery, New Jersey, USA Collective Exhibition “St Rémy” Gallery, Varennes, Belgium 2009 Collective Exhibition “Art en Capitale”, Salon ”Comparaison”, Grand Palais, Paris 2008 14 monumental sculptures on Place Saint-Germain des Prés and Place Saint-Sulpice, together with an exhibition in the Paris 6th Town Hall Collective Exhibition “Rat Mort” Gallery, Ostende, Belgium 2006 Solo Exhibition “Saint-Pierre” Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland 2004 Collective Exhibition “Les Tournesols” Gallery, Vichy Collective Exhibition “Besseiche” Gallery, Courchevel and Geneva 2003 Solo Exhibition “Cap Art” Gallery, Genvalle Lake, Brussels

Selected Prizes 2007 2005 2002 2001 1995 1987

First Prize, Evariste Jonchère Price, Fondation Taylor Honorary guest of the Summer Art Show, Saint-Flour First Prize, Sculpture, L’Isle-Adam Vice-president of the “Route de l’Art” Arts Show, Aube First Prize, Sculpture, Natural History Art Show, Bry-sur-Marne First Prize, Sculpture, Beaux-Arts Academy, Prague

Owl on a branch | Bronze Pisis Unique, Variant | 23 x 42cm (WxH) | 2010

Selected Participations


MUSTAFA ALI Biography Mustafa Ali holds many degrees in Fine Arts from Syria and his latest degree in Fine Arts was from Italy in 1996. He runs his own Art Gallery in Syria which supports young Syrian artists, and he is a member of the Fine Arts Union, and the Arab Artists Association in Syria. The Syrian sculptor works with various mediums; bronze, steel, clay and stone, and the myth have a central place in his artworks, his latest artworks entitled “facial portraits’; which is a gigantic wooden piece. His sculptures are in many countries among which; Syria, Jordan, UAE, and Italy. Mustafa Ali participated in a large number of solo exhibitions in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Canada, Bahrain, and UK. As for his collective exhibitions it travelled from Syria, to UAE, to Jordan to Lebanon and even France, USA and Switzerland.

2008 First prize for the implementation of the project a work of art on the surface of the Arab World Institute in Paris, to mark 25 years of its foundation, France 2007 Emaar Forum Award for Sculpture 1997 Gold Award in Latakia Biennial 1995 Bronze Prize at the Sharjah Biennial, UAE

Bird | Wood | 72 x 50 x 27cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Selected Prizes


ALI NOORI ALI Biography The Iraqi artist, graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Baghdad, a member of Iraqi Artist Union and a Member of the Plastic Artists Society, Iraq. His first solo exhibition was held in “The Hall of Dialogue”, in Baghdad and he participated in almost all exhibitions held in Iraq from 1986 till 2003, and he showcased his work in solo and collective exhibitions in many countries around the world; Italy, UAE and Egypt. He has many important sculptures in Iraq, among which a two and a half meter high monument in Karbala city. His artworks were acknowledged locally and internationally with many awards and prizes.

2008 2007 2001

International Granite Sculptures Symposium in Aswan, Egypt Solo Exhibition in Al Jazeera Center for Art, Cairo, Egypt Venice Symposium, Italy Sharjah Biennial for Fine Art, UAE

Selected Prizes 2003 2001

1st prize of the Twenties Revolution Monument, which was not implemented because of the occupation, Iraq 3rd Award of Ismail Turk

Window | Granite | 80 x 70 x 20cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Selected Participations


HITOSHI TANAKA Biography Born in 1949 in Miyazaki, the Japanese sculptor, graduated from Miyazaki University in 1972, he created many monuments in Japan, and his sculptures have travelled the world, from Japan to Korea, to China to Netherlands, to Slovakia and many others and now it will arrive here in Bahrain... The award winning Hitoshi participated in many solo and collective exhibitions since 1982; we list hereafter some of them.

2009 2008 2005 2003 2002 1999 1996 1990 1986

Chinese International Sculpture Almanac Exhibition, Beijing, China Schema Open Show 2009, Schema Art Museum, Korea Asago Biennial Solo Exhibition at Takanabe Museum 2nd Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai, U.A.E Valladolid Symposium, Spain 7th International Sculpture Symposium, Borkelen Schaft, Netherlands Solo Exhibition at Wind Farm Gallery, Miyazaki The Special Exhibition Daegu Kyungbuk Sculptors Association, Daegu, Korea The 18th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Maquette Exhibition The 4th Yokohama Biennial ‘96 Hyuga Cultural Hall Monument Exhibition of Kyusyu Contemporary Sculptures

Selected Prizes 2009 1998

1st Prize in the International Snow Sculpting Japan Cup, Nayoro Grand Award in ‘98 Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Hyuga

A bird is born from the egg. However, an egg is born from the bird 1 Marble | 22 ×17 ×12cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Selected Participations


JAMAL ABDUL RAHIM

One of Bahrain’s established artists, Born in 1965, he exhibited his work extensively in Europe and the Middle East. The awardwinning artist builds his art from the movement of society deeply rooted in rich Arab civilization, its mythology, religion and language. He believes that artists can pick their inspiration from everywhere and from the people around them. Although he is known as a printmaker and painter, he has become an avid sculpting fan who believes that “stone is already beautiful and by sculpting it, I am inspired, withdrawing that beauty into a form”. According to him, working on stone fills the soul with a special kind of pleasure that cannot be explained, as art is a spiritual exercise which cannot be ignored.

Selected Participations 2010 Solo Exhibition ”Al Mawaqif ” at Orient Gallery, Amman, Jordan Collective exhibition “Al Doha Capital of Arab Culture” Exhibition at Visual Art Center, Doha, Qatar 2008 Solo Exhibition, a Retrospective of Artistic Hand-books (My Book) at Beit Al Qur’an, Bahrain 2007 Collective Print Exhibition with Artists Mohammad Omar, Mounir Islam, Modhir Ahmad at Gallery Dar Al Funoon, Kuwait 2004 Solo Exhibition at Multi Culture Centre, MIndren, Germany Handmade Art Book “Rasa’el Qasab” (Cane Messeges), Abul Tayeb Al Mutanabbi 2000 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Alaa, Paris, France 1999 Collective exhibition for the Contemporary Bharuini Artists at Institute Du Monde Arab, France 1998 Solo Exhibition at Multi Culture Centre, Halifax, Canada 1995 Solo Exhibition at Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Selected Prizes 2005 First Prize in the 25th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain First Prize in the 3rd Musem International De Miniprint De Rosario, Argentina

Egyptian Pigeon | Saudi Bianco Granite | 30 x 30 x 55cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Biography


NABIL BASBOUS Biography Born in Lebanon, in 1963, he studied archaeology and developed his techniques in the art of engraving in Italy. Since 1999, he is working as a Teacher at the Fine Art department at the Lebanese American University. He has Sculptures in many cities in Lebanon and others in countries all over the world and he exhibited his artworks in Europe, Mexico, South Korea and the Middle East. Nabil participated in many activities on the local, Arab and international level, also he has received many awards and certificates of appreciation.

2005 2004 2002 2001 1998 1997 1996 1993 1992

Symposium of sculpture in Vera, Almeria, Spain Symposium in granite in Icheon South Korea Symposium of sculpture in snow at Bardonechia, Italy Exhibition at the Lebanese American University, Byblos Symposium of sculpture in stone at Lataquie, Syria Symposium of sculpture in metal at Guadalajara, Mexico Symposium of sculpture in stone at Tanger, Morocco Exhibition at the art gallery Le Portal, Quebec From 15 May to 15 June, making sculpture for Limspring Road in Germany Symposium of sculpture in stone at Morgec, Switzerland Symposium of woodcarving in the Republic of Czechoslovakia Symposium in public at Gap, France “Apostrophe�, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon

Falcon | Marble | 35 x 42 x 30cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Selected Participations


NEVINE FARGHALI Biography The Egyptian artist was born in 1973; she holds a B.A. in Furniture and Interior Design since 1997, a Master Degree in Applied Arts since 2001, and a Doctorate in Applied Arts since 2007. Currently she is working as a lecturer in the faculty of Applied Arts since 2007. She has been exhibiting her artworks in solo and collective exhibition inside and outside Egypt since 1996. We list below a selection of her participations.

2010 2009 2008

Biennale Venice 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Collective exhibition at the 3rd Festival of Fine Arts Faces of Fayoum exhibition of an international workshop in Fayoum Art Center Artists Orientation in Art Museum of Bonn, Germany Companion exhibition of rotoscope workshop at Mahmud Khalil Cultural Centre Companion exhibition of an international workshop in Fayoum Governorate Winter Academy 3rd AAW International Youth Salon Parcours II - Assistants Exhibition in International Summer Academy, Salzburg

Freedom, Kinetic Art | Scrap | 65 x 220 x 65cm (WxHxD) | 2009

Selected Participations


KHALIL AL-HASHIMI Biography Born in 1949 in Bahrain, he holds a Master Degree in Sculpture, from the Academy of Fine Arts, Leningrad, Russia. He is a member of Bahrain Arts Society. Since the 70’s he held numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Bahrain and around the globe; from Kuwait to Russia, Lebanon and Germany, Spain and Morocco and many others. The award winning sculptor has another passion for design, so he did some posters, book covers, and produced many trophies for Bahrain’s local awards.

2009 2004 2003 2001 1997 1994 1993 1972

Conversation in Art between Bahrain & Germany 4th Bahrain International Sculpture Symposium, Bahrain Aseela Arts & Culture Forum, Aseela, Morocco Exodus Anniversary Exhibition of the Thinker & Writer Edward Saeed Arab Sculpture Forum, Muscat, Oman Cairo International Biennial Exhibition, Egypt Sharjah International Biennial Exhibition, UAE 14th Mini Print International Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain 9th Exhibition of Bahrain Arts Society, Bahrain First Fine Arts Exhibition, Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs - Bahrain Second Biennial Exhibition, Kuwait

Selected Prizes 2007 1996 1972

First Prize in the Municipality Monument Contest for Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain Merit award for sculpture at the Ministry of Information Exhibition, Bahrain Merit awards at the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs Exhibition, Bahrain

Composition 2 | Bronze | 50 x 50 x 51cm (WxHxD) | 2010

Selected Participations


“Birds’’ Collective Exhibition for Sculptures Curated by Hayfa Al Jishi and artist Ahmad Al Bahrani December, 2010

”‫“طيور‬ ‫معرض جماعي للنحت‬ ‫فكرة وتنظيم هيفاء الجشي والفنان أحمد البحراني‬ 2010 ‫ديسمبر‬

The participating artists

‫الفنانين المشاركين‬

Ahmad Al Bahrani (Iraq) Samer Tabbaa (Jordan) Jivko (France) Mostafa Ali (Syria) Ali Noori Ali (Iraq) Hitoshi Tanaka (Japan) Jamal Abdulrahim (Bahrain) Nabil Basbous (Lebanon) Nevine Farghaly (Egypt) Khalil Al Hashimi (Bahrain)

)‫أحمد البحراني (العراق‬ )‫سامر الطباع (األردن‬ )‫جيفكو (فرنسا‬ )‫مصطفى علي (سوريا‬ )‫علي النوري (العراق‬ )‫هتوشي تناكا (اليابان‬ )‫جمال عبدالرحيم (البحرين‬ )‫نبيل بصبوص (لبنان‬ )‫نيفين فرغلي (مصر‬ )‫خليل الهاشمي (البحرين‬

Design and Production

‫التصميم واإلنتاج الفني‬

Artobrand Consultancy and Design

‫أرتوبراند لإلستشارات والتصميم‬


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