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زينب عبد الكريم


Zainab Abdulkarim


Plastic Artist & Designer — Qualifications & Professional Development:-


- Born in Iraq / Baghdad.

- Graduated from the Fine Arts Institute, Baghdad, 1992.

- Graduated from the Baghdad University College Fine Arts, Baghdad, 1995.

- Obtained a Diploma in Painting Restoration from the Faculty of Restoration in Ltomcl/Czech College, 2006.

- Certificate for participation in the four week program; Human Rights in Australia, 2008.


Professional Memberships and Associations:-

- Member of the association of Norwegian visual artists (N B K) Norway.

- Member of the Artist Association in Telemark (B I T) Norway.

- Member of the Iraqi Formalism Society for Artist Association.

- Member of the Organization of Friendship Al Czech- Arabic.

- Member of the Independent Iraqi Women Assembly.

- Member of the Iraqi Women Issues of Freedom and Equality.

- Foundation Member of the Iraqi-Spain Establishment.

- Member of the Iraqi Artist Union.

- One of the establishers of the Iraqi art encyclopedia, transmit from ministry of culture on the enter-net, performed to collect the encyclopedia Archive.


Personal Exhibitions:-


- First Personal exhibition, 1990.

- Experimental Art Gallery, 1992.

- Transferring State, 1995.

- Fourth Personal exhibition, 1999.

- Fifth Personal exhibition at the French Culture Centre, Baghdad, 2008.


Collaborations, Exhibitions and Activities – Iraq:-


- Lecturer, Fine Arts Institute, Baghdad, 2003-4.

- Manager, Alwasti Gallery (The Ministry of Culture), 2004-8.

- One of the establishers of the Iraqi art encyclopedia.

- Designer cover, ‘Non Magazine’, 2005-7.

- Painting scenario about children in the Algmhoria Weekly newspaper .

- Joint exhibition with a major Artist Nori-ALrawi and major great sculptor Abd Al-JABAR Albnnaa and the artist Zaid Adndn- French culture center Hewar gallery, 2007.

- Two Exhibitions in the Czech Embassy in Iraq, 2007.


Collaborations, Exhibitions and Activities – International:-


- Sketching exhibition, 1993, Finland.

- Poland graphic exhibition, 1992.

- Participant at the Iraqi Modern Art Exhibition; Pakistan, Jordan and Lebanon, 2001.

- Participant at the inaugural Association For Art and Culture, Paris, 2001.

- Exhibition of contemporary Iraqi art, Jordan, 2001.

- Exhibition of contemporary Iraqi art in Beirut, 2001.

- Baghdad 3rd International Festival of Plastic (arts for mankind).

- Participated in the exhibition of contemporary sculpture, Iraq. The first exhibition of Iraqi sculpture after the war.

- Participated in the culture Iraqi Jordanian week 2003.

- Gallery in the Netherlands organized by the Iraqi forum –Dutch culture and the arts in 2004.

- Exhibition in Japan, 2007.

- Organized and participated in a charity exhibition for international human rights’ week hosted by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Baghdad, 2007.

- Joint exhibition in the south of Italy, 2007.

- Joint exhibition in (The Samoranty library) in Rome 2007.

- Joint exhibition in (Ibsenhuset, ) in Norga 2009.

- Joint exhibition in (The Samoranty library) in Rome 2010.

- Joint exhibition in (Telemarkkunstnersenter) in Norga 2010.

Awards & Prizes:-


- Received an encroaching creative prize for youth in 2000 from the Iraqi Ministry of Culture.

- Received second prize in the 13th Babylon Festival, 2001.

- Award for the poster in the Art Makes Future Exhibition, (Title of Poster: ‘Together under the Wing of Peace’) 2003.

- Received an award in the contest, ‘Women Issues of Freedom and Equality’ organized by ministry of culture in cooperation with Unifem. Published in the 2005 calendar.


- Received an award in a competition to design a magazine cover to express women’s issues in freedom and equality, 2005.