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SADDAM AL JUMAILY SADDAM AL JUMAILY

SADDAM AL JUMAILY, Iraq (1974)

Bio

Saddam al Jumaily was born in Basra in 1974. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts, Basra University in 2000 in visual arts (painting). He eventually became a lecturer at the college but had...

Saddam al Jumaily was born in Basra in 1974. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts, Basra University in 2000 in visual arts (painting). He eventually became a lecturer at the college but had been accused and threatened with his life for promoting atheism, which led him to flee to Amman. Best known as a painter, al Jumaily is also involved in many Arabic publications as a writer and proficient graphic designer. He was an art editor of Iraq's Manara magazine for a while.

Saddam's work is best described as nostalgic, considering his disturbing past in Iraq and his uprooting from location to another. He chooses to depict the chaos and confusion around him with his surreal animal-shaped subjects, that act as Iraqi symbols of harshness as a result of two decades of the region's turmoil.

He currently still resides in Amman, Jordan, and has held several exhibitions around the Middle East.

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CV

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

مجرد اسم ،, عرض في منزل مهجور, Amman, Jordan
ما يحدث دائما, Boushahri Art Gallery, Kuwait

2017

Inkography, Dar Al-Anda Gallery,Amman,Jordan

2016

Secret Cards, Art Dubai, via Royal College of Art, Dubai, UAE

2015

Dialogue Degree Zero II, Art Sawa, Dubai, UAE

2013

Dialogue Degree Zero, Art Sawa, Dubai, UAE
Daily Life, Orfali Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2011

Household Tunes, Dar Al-Anda Gallery, Amman,Jordan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

Objects of imagination, Jordan National Gallery, Jordan

2013

Iraqi Art -Qatar center, Al Ain, UAE

2012

Contemporary Iraqi Art,Sultan Bin Ali Owais Establishment, Dubai,UAE

Awards

2015-
2016

Recipient of the Rescue Fund Scholarship, Awarded by The Institute of International Education, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

2008

Expert young artists’ awards, Iraqi Plastic Artists society-Baghdad, Iraq
The annual contest of Ishtar -Young Artists, Plastic Art Iraqi Association– Baghdad, Iraq

2001

State Incentive Award, Ministry of culture.Baghdad, Iraq

Collections

Ramzi & Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
Ibrahimi Collection, Iraq
Ruya Foundation, Iraq

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Press
صدام الجميلي يرسم الكوابيس
صلاح حسن
almadapaper.net, Arabic, 2013
"Helsinki welcomes Saddam Jumaily as their first ICORN artist-in-residence "
icon.org, English, 2019
التشكيلي العراقي صدّام الجميلي وسؤال الألأصالة في الفن العربي المعاصر
أوس يعقوب
geroun.net, Arabic, 2017
In sadness or anger, Iraq is a country many do not want to go back to
Suha Ma'ayeh
thenationalnews.com, English, 2018
صدام الجميلي: التعقيد والعفوية خلاصة ما يسعى الفن إليه
عمان أحمد زين
sauress.com, Arabic, 2011
التشكيلي العراقي صدَّام الجميلي: الحفر مهمة الفنان والتجريب دوره الأول
alquds.co.uk, Arabic, 2014
Painter Saddam al Jumaily on strange visions and growing up in Basra
ruyafoundation.org, English, 2014
This Organization Is Rescuing Artists and Scholars from Syria and Iraq
Anna Wallace-Thompson
artsy.net, English, 2016
THE WORLD IS STRANGE AND BORDERS THE FANTASTIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH SADDAM JUMAILY
Elena Stanciu
petrieinventory.com, English
معرض "كائنات المخيال" للخزف العربي المعاصر في المتحف الوطني الأردني للفنون الجميلة
Ibrahimi Collection, Arabic, 2019
رسوم صدام الجميلي: الكائن الغريب الذي يملأ حياتنا
حاتم الصكر
diffah.alaraby.co.uk, Arabic, 2017
خلال معرض أقيم في قاعة بوشهري للفنون صدام الجميلي... يواجه الحروب بـ«فنتازيا» المرئيات والبصريات التشكيلية
يحيى سويلم
alraimedia.com, Arabic
صدام الجميلي.. حياة سريّة أكثر قرباً
alaraby.co.uk, Arabic, 2018
معرض صدّام الجميلي عن اسمه: أنا الدكتاتور في أسوأ أوقاته
حسين البندر
ultrasawt.com, Arabic, 2018
وجوه صدام الجميلي
almadapaper.net, Arabic, 2018
معرض جديد في عمّان للتشكيلي العراقي صدام الجميلي
خالد سامح
addustour.com, Arabic, 2017
"في معرضه الجديد في عمان: العراقي صدام الجميلي: العمل الفني كيان قائم بذاته يحتاج أن نقطعه عن واقعه "
صفاء ذياب
aljasrah.net, Arabic, 2017
الحروب حين تأكل قماشة اللوحة
alquds.co.uk, Arabic, 2014
صدام الجميلي يعرض "حياة يومية" في عمّان
iraqhurr.org, Arabic, 2013
معرض الرسام صدام الجميلي في صفحات جريدة (تاتو) الثقافية تأسيسُ بنيةٍ بصَريةٍ
خالد خضير الصالحي
tatoopaper.com, Arabic, 2013
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