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Size/58 x 28 cm
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Size/58 x 28 cm
Price/$1,000

Untitled

Size/58 x 28 cm
Price/$1,000

Untitled

Size/58 x 28 cm
Price/$1,000

Jaffar Al Oraibi

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1976

Bahrain

Bahrain

Artist’s Story

Jaffar Al Oraibi is one of Bahrain’s most prominent contemporary artists / Exhibited heavily around the world / Jaffar is a winner of a variety of prestigious prizes / He explores various topics through his conceptual abstract works / Fear, desire, love and their interaction with the human mind / Jaffar continues to express symbolic portrayals of human characteristics / Laden with color, fantasy and abstract reality – Jaffar highlights unseen errors in beauty / He strives to challenge and destabalise conventional perceptions /
"Everything is possible in art; we just have to choose what it is we want to say."

Full CV

Education

1999 B.A Education, University of Bahrain

Solo Exhibitions

2012 " 7", Cuadro Gallery, Dubai
2011 "When Ali Met William", Cuadro Gallery, Dubai
2010 The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Qatar
2010 The Man, Alriwaq Art Space Gallery, Bahrain
2008 Bahrain Arts Society, Bahrain
1999 First Solo Exhibition, University of Bahrain

Group Exhibitions

2014 Alwan 338, Alriwaq Art Space, Bahrain
2013 Code-switching, Alriwaq Art Space, Bahrain
2013 Alwan 338, Alriwaq Art Space, Bahrain
2012 Design Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2012 Market 388, Alriwaq Art Space, Bahrain
2012 Method to the Madness, CAP Gallery, Kuwait
2012 Mada 2 (Mada 2 – husby gard), Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Mada 1, Saudi Arabia
2012 Jaffar Aloraibi, Omar Alrashid (Bahrain Air Show), Cuadro Gallery
2010 Graphic Exhibition, Alriwaq Art Space Gallery, Bahrain
2010 Group Exhibition & Art Workshop, Ciresia Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Joint Exhibition – Jaffar Aloraibi and Khaled Farhan, Uoropia Gallery, Paris, France
2010 Qatar Arts Society Workshop, Doha, Qatar
2010 Amman Fine Arts Festival, Amman, Jordan
2010 Mumbai International Forum for Plastic Arts, India
2010 Whispers from the East, Bahrain Museum
2009 Art Street, Alriwaq Gallery, Bahrain
2009 Beautiful Mess, Alriwaq Gallery, Bahrain
2009 Sana’a International Forum for Plastic Arts, Yemen
2009 Bilateral Relations, Bahrain Museum
2009 The Ultimate Experience, Alriwaq Gallery, Bahrain
2009 50 * 50 exhibition, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
2008 Assilah Culture Forum, Morocco
2008 Qatari Diar Art Symposium, Doha, Qatar
2008 China Art Olympiad Biennale, China
2008 Roushan Festival of the Minor Works of Art, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2007 Bahrain Fine Art exhibition, Sharjah, UAE
2007 Joint Exhibition – Jaffar Aloraibi and Khaled Farhan, Al Riwaq Art Gallery, Bahrain
2007 Emmar International Symposium, Dubai, UAE
2006 Group Exhibition, Uoropia Gallery, France
2006 Cite International des Arts, Jaffar Aloraibi and Khaled Farhan, France
2006 La Gravure Original, Triennale de Chamalieres, France
2006 5th International Print Triennial, Egypt
2005 2nd Joint Exhibition for Etching & Printing with Ali Khamees, Ali Mubarak, Bahrain
2004 Ten Bahraini Contemporary Artists, Al Riwaq Art Gallery, Bahrain
2004 Assilah & Culture Forum, Morocco
2004 Bahrain Assilah & Culture Forum, Bahrain
2001 28th – 38th Annual Plastic Arts Exhibition, Bahrain National Museum
2003 7th GCC Art Exhibition, Kuwait
2003 Joint Exhibition for Etching & Printing, Ali Khamees andAli Mubarak, Bahrain
2003 Fifteenth Youth Saloon, Cairo, Egypt
2003 4th International Print Triennial, Egypt
2003 Bahrain Fine Art Exhibition, Green, Kuwait and Apha (KSA)
2002 Bahrain Fine Art Exhibition, Jordan, China
2001 Bahrain Fine Art Exhibition, Kuwait, Morocco
1999 Participated in the Second Conference for University Student Creativity in Arab
1999 League State Universities, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
1999 Third Cultural Week at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
1997 First Youth Exhibition, Art Center

Awards

2008 First Prize (ex – equo) Qatari Diar Art Symposium
2003 Award of Appreciation, 32nd Annual Plastic Arts Exhibition, Bahrain National Museum
2003 Silver Palm prize from the seven GCC Art Exhibitions, Kuwait
2003 Third Prize for Fifteenth Youth Saloon, Cairo, Egypt
1999 First Prize in Oil painting in the second conference for university student creativity in Arab League State Universities, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

2005 Hand book, I Remember You by Antar bin Shaddad

Residencies

2013 ISCP, New York
2010 Delfina Foundation, London
2006 Cite International des Arts, Paris

Memberships

Member of the Bahrain Arts Society

Career Highlights

  • Solo Exhibition at Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai
  • 2013 residency at ISCP, New York
  • 2010 Residency at the Delfina Foundation, London
  • 2006 Residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts
  • Resident and frequent participator in Al Riwaq Art Gallery and Alwan 338, Bahrain

Artist Statement

My paintings continue my introspective enquiry to explore the role of the individual in society. I endeavor to evolve this notion further by investigating the concept of manhood and the role men play in contemporary society. Often representations of animals in my works refer to human characteristics and behaviors that highlight the tension between self and other, as well as the feeling of alienation between the individual and the group.