Amer AL-OBAIDI
Amer AL-OBAIDI
عامر العبيدي

Biography / Education

  • 1943 Born in Najaf, Iraq
  • 1968 BA in painting from Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad
  • 2007 Family fled from Iraq to Syria
  • 2008 Family resettled to the United States

Exhibitions

  • 1965 International exhibition, Ibiza, Spain. First prize.
  • 1970 Solo exhibition in Abdul al-Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 1972 Exhibition in National Museum of Modern Art 1974 Contributed to Triennale, New Delhi in India
  • 1976 Contributed to Fifth International Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978 Exhibition in Al Elwia Club, Baghdad
  • 1981 Contributed to Cagne-sur-Mer International Festival, France
  • 1987 Solo exhibition, Fay Gallery, Kuwait 1992 Solo exhibition, Ayn Gallery, Baghdad
  • 1992 Solo exhibition, Alia Gallery, Amman, Jordan 1993 Contributed to Bangladash Biennale
  • 1995 Solo exhibition of forty paintings, Museum of Fine Art, Baghdad 2008 Heritage Gallery, Des Moines Exhibited, Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2009 Solo exhibition, Wesley House, Des Moines, Iowa 2009 Heritage Gallery, Iowa Exhibited, Des Moines, Iowa: Best in Show

Award

  • 2009 Solo Exhibition, Plymouth Church Gallery, Des Moines Awards
  • 1965 Won first prize at the international exhibition of Ibiza, Spain
  • 1994 Won the national prize for the Creative Arts in 1994
  • 2009 Best in Show award, Heritage Gallery, Iowa Exhibited, Des Moines, Iowa

Professional Life

  • Member of the Pioneers, the Innovators, the July 17th group and the Society of Iraqi Plastic Artists (SIPA)
  • 1968-1970 Taught painting at Okaz Institute in al Taif, Saudi Arabia
  • 1971-1973 Designer of posters, books, magazines, Cultural Ministry 1972-1995 Director of Exhibitions, Department of Fine Arts of Iraq
  • 1973-1983 Director, National Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad
  • 1986-1988 General Secretary of the Higher Commission for the 1st and 2nd Baghdad International Festival for the Plastic Arts (1986, 1988)
  • 1978-1992 Secretary of National Commission for Plastic Arts (UNESCO) AIP
  • 1990-1995 General Director, Department of Fine Arts of Iraq (directed activities of galleries throughout the country)

Galleries representing the artist

Works belonging to Museum collections

  •  al MuTasim, Tired Man I, Tired Man II, Knights, Noble Knight,
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad (Three abstract paintings were stolen)
  • Old Baghdad, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Ibiza, Spain 
  • Varied works, private museum in Qatar
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Artworks

Books

Seven Songs to Baghdad

Videos

عامر العبيدي
الفنان التشكيلي العراقي عامر العبيدي

Articles

عامر العبيدي في معرضه الشخصي العاشر (الضياع في متاهات الغربة )
تنقلات واضافات ساخنة ،عند التشكيلي عامر العبيدي
الترنيمة الشخصية للفنان العراقي المبدع عامر العبيدي
التشكيلي العراقي عامر العبيدي - مجلة اليمامة