"I seek elemental power in the material that I am using at the time. I collaborate rather than subjugate, seeking maximum freedom by establishing a dialogue whereby all options are open, but only one is optimum."

Samer Tabbaa

About Samer Tabbaa

SAMER A. TABBAA (SCULPTOR)

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

JORDANIAN CITIZEN BORN IN 1945 IN TAIF, SAUDI ARABIA
MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN.
WORKS AND RESIDES IN AMMAN, JORDAN.

B.A. SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY 1973
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO U.S.A

B.F.A FINE ARTS 1976 YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO, U.S.A

M .F. A SCULPTURE MAJOR 1979 KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO, U.S.A

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 1978-79

GRADUATE ASSISTANT TO PROFESSOR (SCULPTOR)
IRA MATTESON AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY USA IN TEACHING UNDERGRADUATE FINE ART STUDENTS SCULPTURE

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

DIRECTOR JORDAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ARTS

2012 SOLO SHOW NABAD GALLERY, AMMAN

2010 SUNNY ART FAIR ‘LEAPING RABBITS” AN INSTALLATION IN COLLABORATION WITH NAHLA TABBAA

2008 OPENING SCULPTOR FOR CUADRO ART GALLERY DUBAI

2007 VALENCIA BIENNALE VALENCIA, SPAIN

2007 GROUP SHOW JORDANIAN ARTISTS LINES GALLERY AMMAN JORDAN

2006 GROUP SHOW GALLERY 4 WALLS AMMAN, JORDAN

2006 GROUP SHOW MALAYSIAN AND JORDANIAN ARTISTS GALLERY SHAH ALAM, SHAH ALAM MALAYSIA

2003 SOLO SHOW 4 WALLS GALLERY AMMAN JORDAN

2004 GROUP SHOW PARIS FRANCE

1999 GROUP SHOW AT PREMISES OF DEUTCHWELLE BROADCASTING HOUSE, COLOGNE GERMANY

1999 COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF SWEDISH AND JORDANIAN ARTISTS ENTITLED MEETING POINT AMMAN KUNSTHALLEN, GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN.

1999 NORWEGIAN GRAPHIC TRIENNIAL HELD IN FREDRIKSTRAAD, NORWAY

1997 INSTALLATION EXHIBITION, ART MEDITERRANIA HELD AT VARIOUS PRIME LOCATIONS IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

1996 COLLECTIVE SHOW, VOYAGE EN JORDANIE AT THE HOTEL DE VILLE, CITY HALL OF PARIS, FRANCE

1995 PARTICIPATED IN AN INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM ARRANGED BY ALFRED AND YOUSEF BASBOUS IN RACHANA, LEBANON AND EXECUTED A SCULPTURE IN CARRARA MARBLE MEASURING 150W X 50L X 50D M.

1995 PARTICIPATED IN THE ASIA BIENNIAL HELD IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH.

1994 ONE MAN SHOW AT THE DARAT AL FUNUN, SHOWING BOTH SCULPTURES AND DRAWINGS IN A VARIETY OF MATERIALS RANGING FROM TAR, STEEL, WOOD, GRAPHITE AND GOLD LEAF. IN AMMAN, JORDAN.

1993 PARTICIPATED IN A JORDANIAN COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AT THE EGYPTIAN INSTITUTE, ROME ITALY.

1993 PARTICIPATED IN THE ASIA BIENNIAL DHAKA , BANGLADESH.

1992 EXECUTED THREE MAJOR SCULPTURES FOR THE NEW DAHRAN AIRPORT IN SAUDI ARABIA.

1991 PARTICIPATED IN THE MAHRES ART FESTIVAL FOR A PERIOD OF ONE MONTH AND EXECUTED A SCULPTURE IN PAINTED WOOD MEASURING 50W X 45L X 35D M. HELD IN TUNISIA.

1989 SELECTED AS JORDAN’S SCULPTURE ENTRY FOR THE EXHIBITION, ART OF THE ISLAMIC COUNTRIES HELD AT THE BARBICAN GALLERY IN LONDON U. K.

1998 SOLO SHOW OF 30 SCULPTURES IN MARBLE, GRANITE, AND WOOD, PLUS 38 DRAWINGS AT THE JORDAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ARTS AMMAN JORDAN.

1986-87 COMMISSIONED BY THE CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY ON THE OCCASION OF H.M KING HUSSEIN’S BIRTHDAY TO DESIGN A MAJOR AQUA SCULPTURE FOR THE CITY OF AMMAN, JORDAN.

1984
SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AT THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ART GALLERY AMMAN, JORDAN.

1983 INVITEE AND PARTICIPANT AT THE ASSILAH ART FESTIVAL. INTERNATIONAL ATTENDING ARTISTS WORKED , PRODUCED AND EXHIBITED THEIR PROJECTS. HELD IN ASSILAH, MOROCCO.

1982-83 COMMISSIONED TO DESIGN AND SUPERVISE SCULPTURAL RELIEFS AT THE KING KHALED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RIYADH , SAUDI ARABIA.

1980-84 LIVED AND WORKED IN MADRID , SPAIN TAKING PART IN VARIOUS LOCAL GALLERIES.

1979-80 FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE JORDAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ARTS AMMAN, JORDAN.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: BROWN UNIVERSITY RHODE ISLAND USA, DEUTCH BANK GENEVA SWITZERLAND

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: AMMAN, SAUDI ARABIA, SWITZERLAND, DUBAI, FRANCE

 

 

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