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Ali Jabbar was born in Iraq in 1963. he is Danish citizen.
Ali is a sculptor, painter and designer. He studied at the Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad and Design School in Copenhagen. He participated in 85 group exhibitions in Denmark, Iraq, Sweden, Austria, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, Lebanon, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, France, USA, Iran, Spain, Turkey, Czech, Austri, and Norway. In total, Jabbar have done 11 solo exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Jordan, Spain and London: at the KM2Gallery in Hamburg, 1994, the Torre Vella Museum, Salou, 2002, the Herning Art Museum in 2005 and Hay Hill Gallery in London. he also produced 35 marble, iron and stainless steel monumental public sculptures in Istanbul, Tehran, Ankara, Mersin, Mashhad, Edirne, Manama, Muscat, Beirut, Ahwaz, Hurghada, China,Ploiesti, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dubai, Romania, Taiwan, Jeddah. His works are shown in the Drammen Museum in Norway, the Fletcher Museum in Denmark, the Kirkeby Museum and the Silk Borg Museum in Denmark. his sculptures won him the First prizes in the Dubai International Sculpture Symposium in 2005, the First prizes of Tehran international Sculpture Symposium in 2007, the First prize in Ahwaz International Sculpture Symposium in 2018. Ali is a Curator of Jeddah International Sculpture Symposiums and a Curator of Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium.
Ali Jabbar is working and living in London.
Ali Jabbar is a painter, a sculptor and a graphic designer. He was born in Iraq in 1963, has lived in Denmark from 1992 to 2008 and has a Danish citizenship . Now he lives and works in London. He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad (1982-1987), at the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad (1987-1990) and the Graphic Design School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jabbar started his career in art in 1985. Between 1985-2009 he created 5 bronze statues in Iraq and participated in the Baghdad International Biennial, the Cairo Painting Biennial, the Tehran Painting Biennial, the Grand Palais Biennial in Paris and the Sharjah International Biennial.
He participated in many group exhibitions in Denmark, Iraq, Sweden, Austria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, UAE, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, France, USA, Iran, Spain, Bahrain, Turkey, Norway. He also did several solo exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, and Spain. He produced 14 stone and steel monumental works in Turkey, Iran, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, UAE and Germany.
His work was shown in the Drammen Museum in Norway, the Fletcher Museum in Denmark, the Kirkby Museum in Denmark, the Silk Borg Museum in Denmark, the Tehran Contemporary Art Museum and the National Museum in Lithuania.
In 1985 and in 1987 his paintings won him a 1st prize award at the Alwasty Festival in Iraq and his sculptures won him the first prize in Dubai International Sculpture Symposium in 2005 and the Tehran Sculpture Symposium in 2007. In November 2010 he had the solo exhibition at Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, Mayfair, London
"Everything for me have a tremendous and everlasting existence which keeps us company, as human beings, and is the witness of our life, enabling us to discover the hidden and spectacular side in our personality.
The material world has a strong impact on me. Light and shadow trigger my deepest feelings because they determine the time of the sensation at a particular moment. Therefore I avoid painting them in my work in order not to be associated with a specific time. For I do not belong to a limited time. The source of the light is unknown and the existence of the shadow is hypothetical. It is the fragmentation of many different worlds, which are derived from reality, legends and myths and then reassembled in one spatial place that create an image which expresses a moment of desolation and of non belongingness towards the world in the present moment.
Shapes stand in front of the unknown fate, gazing at the void and feeling its dark background in awe. My paintings show a vivid contrast between what is covered and naked, innocent and corrupt, old and new, tender and coarse. They are created both in an abstract and expressionist as well as in a realistic and surrealistic style. There are always distortions, contradictions, arguments, sarcasm and fear about the unknown.
My paintings display the comparison between the perpetuity of things and the disappearance of the instant sensation which was created accidentally. I am a cosmopolitan human being and heir of all living creatures on earth as well as an extension of them. The ambiguous perception in my depths comes from the vagueness of those extincts of all surviving creatures and my current humanity does not make a progress on them and will not abandon them by nature or instinct."