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October 2010

Abdulrahim Sharif
Faces and Vases

Solo Exhibition
24 October - 6 November 2010
Dar Al-Funoon - Kuwait
Ahmed MODHIR (Irak)
7ème Prix de la 7ème Triennale

Solo Exhibition of 28 works
from 2005 - 2008

Triennale Chamalières

du 9 octobre au 21 novembre 2010

During  the 8th World Cup, the prints of Francisco de Goya are honored at Chamalières. At this event, consisting of the competition and numerous prestigious exhibitions, you can also see the works of Leonor Fini, Jacques Callot, PIRANESI, and many other writers. The highlight of the region's cultural life offers exceptional access to contemporary art and hosts and hundreds of artists from around the world. The exhibition catalog is now regarded by professionals in the print as a valuable source of information.

Thus, it is a myriad of small windows on the world that we offer in the eyes of many spectators. The international reach of this event allows "strollers gaze", number 15000 in the last three years, to meet the different sensitivities and ways of expression that highlight the cultural diversity of exhibitors.

We then invite you to travel through the colors of South America, reminiscent of early Native American civilizations, but also the modern techniques of U.S. and Western Europe through photogravures and photopolymers, extreme graphic quality of the countries of the former Eastern bloc, the symbolism "naive" monotypes of Africa, the Maghreb and Arabic calligraphy of the Middle East, the splendid colors of Asia, or the real "songs of signs" of Australian Aborigines. It is also a human adventure worldwide. The Triennial key event in the heart of the Auvergne, has the responsibility of delegates to the four corners of the world without which many artists could not be found.

Like each edition, a jury of international professionals in the engraving award several prizes. The visitors were, once again, involved in awarding the Audience Award at the artist who will be most affected.
Numerous activities are organized around the engraving. You can attend conferences but also to demonstrations by artists engravers.

The 8th World Print and Original etching will be held from October 9 to November 27, 2010.
About Abdulrahim Sharif

Born in Manama in Bahrain in 1954, Sharif’s artistic journey began right after receiving the 1973 Award of recognition of Bahrain Ministry of Information which led him to the doorsteps of the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux-Arts where he received the National High Diploma in 1978. In Paris, the young Bahraini held
solo exhibitions at the “Cite des Arts”, in 1976. Prior to that, he also participated in group exhibitions at the “Galerie des Beaux-Arts”, between 1974 and 1978, Art and Revolution in 1975 and Contemporary Arab Art, at the “Espace Pierre Cardin” in 1978. Later, he travelled to America where he achieved a Master of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design, New York, and exhibited at Parsons Gallery, New York, in 1980 and 1990. Throughout his artistic career Sharif has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide including Bahraini Artists in Singapore in 1981, the 8th Arab Exhibition, Kuwait in 1983, the 1st Sharjah biennale in 1989, “Made in G.C.C”, London in 1994 and has won many awards such as the “Grand Mass des Beaux-Arts” in Paris in 1976, the Dilmum Prize in the 8th Bahraini Artists Exhibition in 1978 and
First Prize in the 24th and 25th National Art Competition in 1995 and 1996.

About Al Jaloos

Born in Amman 1960
Studied Painting at Jordan Institute of Fine Arts
BA in Business Administration, University of Jordan
Residence in NYC, USA
President Of The Jordanian Plastic Artists Association 2003 - 2004
Member Of The Higher Committe Of National Cultural Conference 2004

A collection of short stories 1,984, titled: A Memory of Side Street
Biyoot Min Al Salt, Water Color Paintings 1997
Faces From Within, 2002
Arabia Ya Biyoot El Quds, Water Color Paintings 2003

Special Achievement:

Public Art commissioned by the Municipality of Amman  2001 Painted the largest outside wall mural (21 x 9 m), in the history of Jordan titled "Shawshara" on the occasion of declaring Amman the Capital of Arab Culture.

About Nasr Warour

Nasr Warour holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Damascus University, he also studied at the fine art institute in Suaida, Syria.

Nasr has been an artist since 1986 and has exhibited his art at forums and galleries in Syria and abroad. Notably, at the Syrian artists exhibition in The Syrian National Museum from 1997 to 2000, the Fine Arts Syndicate in Damascus 1998 to 2000 and 2005, the Latakia Biennale in 1997 and the Beirut Artuel in 1999. Nasr’s major works have been acquired by the Ministry of culture in Syria, till 2000 when he left to the UAE.

His latest solo exhibitions were at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre 2008, Centre Culturel Francais – New Delhi 2008, Visual Art Gallery- Habitat Center – New Delhi 2008.

Nasr resides in Dubai and continues to create art. He participated recently in several joint exhibitions in Dubai, Bahrain and in the Seventh Edition of Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art.
About Modhir Ahmed

Modhir Ahmed has been winning awards for Iraq and Sweden since 1992 when he was awarded the jury prize at the 10th Norwegian International Print Triennial, Fredrikstad,
Norway up until 2009 when he decided to concentrate on exhibiting his art.

In May 2009, he was given the “Guanlan International Print Prize” in China; followed by another award in drawing at the “International Drawing Triennial
MANU PROPRIA, 2009”, Tallinn during the month of June. The following month July he was granted the “Statutory Award of the MTG – Kraków 2009” at the International Print Triennale-

A similar incident happened in 2006 when he garnered three awards in the same year. He
coveted the triennial prize at the 5th Egyptian International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt, Award of Andrioll Drawing Competition, Naleczow, Poland, and the jury prize and 1st prize at 7e Triennale De Chamalières, France where he will have his one man exhibition of etching opening on 9  October 2010 at the 8th World of Die and Original Etching Triennale Chamalieres.

Modhir first gained international recognition in the early 90s for providing Sweden's answer to visual arts as he represented his host country with flying colours in international graphic competitions.

His fine art pieces hang in museums in Europe and private collections of many art
connoisseurs and business leaders in Europe, the Middle East and America.

Born in 1956, Baghdad, Iraq, he is the first and only Iraqi-Swedish artist to be granted
the Nobel Art scholarship, Karloskoga, Sweden in 2000 for his contribution to the
graphic arts. He has been cited for numerous awards and honours over the years, from
Scandinavia to Poland and from Egypt to France and just recently, China.