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Abdullah Al Otaibi
b. 1983, Kuwait

Born in Kuwait, Abdullah Al Otaibi began his art journey in 2007. His art resembles human shadows on white planes, his colour palette and use of figurative style aim to reflect the quest for seeking new destinations.

Abdullah has exhibited in numerous art fairs and exhibitions. His passion and talent have afforded him a number of awards and exhibitions including at the Al Khora International Biennale for Arab Contemporary art as well as his most recent solo show at Kuwait’s Dar Al Fonoon. Abdullah has also exhibited in Egypt, UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Italy.

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Credentials

Solo exhibitions
Regional festivals participant
Award winner

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CV

Education

Diploma in Information Systems-General Authority for Applied Education and Training


Solo Exhibitions

2019 'Emotions', Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar
2019 'The Longing', Dar AlFunoon Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2017 'The Area of Presence and Absence', Dar AlFunoon Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2015 'Station', Kuwait Art Association, Hawally, Kuwait
2012 Solo show, Kuwait Art Association, Hawally, Kuwait


Group Exhibitions

2020 'Kuwait Creative Festival Art', Kuwait Arts Association, Kuwait
2019 'Kuwait Arts Forum', Sheikh Abdullah AlSalem Cultural Centre, Salmiya, Kuwait
2019 Open Studio Night, Sheikh Abdullah AlSalem Cultural Centre, Salmiya, Kuwait
2019 'Feeling', The Hub Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2019 'Project passion', Home Gallery, Kuwait
2018 'Abolish 153 annual art exhibition', The Hub Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2017 First Annual C Club Arts Exhibition, Kuwait
2016 Adasa Festival, Kuwait
2015 Acura Exhibition of Art, Kuwait
2015 Kuwait Arts Forum, Kuwait Arts Association, Kuwait
2014 'Qurain Cultural Festival 20 / 24 / 26', Kuwait
2014 Kuwait International Art Symposium - Souad Al-Sabah Creative Award
2012 Art menia, Tilal Gallery, Kuwait
2012 Contemporary Kuwaiti arts, Kuwait Art Associations, Kuwait
2010 'The Spring Exhibition 3', National Council for Culture Arts, Kuwait
2009 College of Law Exhibition, Kuwait University, Kuwait
2008 Khalifa Al-Qattan Exhibition, Kuwait Art Associations, Kuwait
2008 General Exhibition, Kuwait Art Associations, Kuwait
2008 Mini Arts, Kuwait Art Associations, Kuwait
2008 Al-Kharafi International Biennale for Contemporary Arab Art, Kuwait
2007 General Authority for Youth and Sports Exhibition, Kuwait


Participations

2017 The Cooperation council for the Arab GCC Fine Art, Warsaw, Poland
2017 First Annual C Club Arts exhibition
2016 Gulf Fine Art, Central Expozitional Constantin Brancusi, Moldova
2016 Azemmour International Symposium, Morocco
2016 Kuwaiti Fine Art exhibition, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016 Dai Festival for Arab Youth, Dai Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2016 Adasa festival
2015 Kuwaiti Contemporary Art Exhibition, London, UK
2015 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2015 Acura Art Exhibition
2015 Kuwait Art Forum
2015 Windows, Artplus Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2015 Dawi Gallery, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2014 Kuwait Art Forum
2014 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2014 Casa Arabe Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2014 ‘Black and White’, Salon Kuwait 3
2013 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2013 Kuwait Contemporary Art Exhibition, Rome, Italy
2013 Festival of the Arabian Gulf’s First Contemporary Art, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2012 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2012 Draw A Smile
2012 Smart Iphone, Art Mania, Gallery Tilal
2012 Kuwaiti Contemporary Exhibition, Riyadh/Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2012 5th Kharafi International Biennial for Contemporary Arab Art
2012 Kuwaiti Contemporary Arts
2011 Asilah Cultural Festival, Asilah, Morocco
2011 Kuwaiti Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kazan, Russian
2011 Memories from Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2010 Arts and Letters, Spring Art Exhibition III, National Council for Culture
2010 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2009 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2008 Festival of Creativity, Kuwait
2007 Public Authority for Youth and Sports


Awards and Artist Residencies

2019 Sheikh Abdullah AlSalem Cultural Centre, Artist in Residence, Kuwait
2017 Award, Kuwait Creative Festival Art, Kuwait
2016 Award, Dai Festival for Arab Youth, Dai Gallery, Egypt, Cairo
2015 Award, Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Creative, Kuwait
2014 Award, Exhibition Fine consort 20, Award Essa Saqer creative
2014 Award, Sheikha Fattouh Salman Al-Sabah, Kuwait Creative Festival Art, Kuwait
2013 Award, Kuwait Creative Festival Art, Kuwait
2012 Award, Prince of kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait Creative Festival Art, Kuwait
2011 Award, Winning work, Public Authority for Youth and Sports
2010 Award, Sheikha Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait Creative Festival Art, Kuwait
2010 Award, Spring Art Gallery III, National Council for Culture , Arts and Letters
2010 Award, Dr. Suad Al-Sabah for the formation of the Gulf 2
010 Award, Al-Kharafi International Biennale for Contemporary Arab Art fourth


Memberships

Member of the Kuwait Art Association
International Association of Art - Unesco
Member of the Association of Crafts Asia
Member of union of GCC Arts Associations


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