CV

  • Education
    • 1974 ,1975
      Training  Course: At the International Summer Academy ,Salzburg, Austria.
    • 1969
      Diploma in Printmaking (Scholarship from The Gulbenkian Foundation), The Gravura, Lisbon.
    • 1963
      BA in Printmaking, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
    • 1959
      Diploma in Painting, Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad.
  • Teaching
    • 1997-2003
      Lecturer at Bahrain University 1997 – 2003,and Director of the Bahrain Center for Fine Arts.
    • 1991-1997
      Lecturer at Yarmouk University, Jordan.
    • 1974-1989
      Founder and Head of Graphic Department at the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad.
    • since 1964
      The  Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad.
  • Art Residency
    • 2004, 2008
                    The International City of Arts, Paris (2004 and 2008).
    • 1989
                    Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid.
    • 1979,1985,1992, 2010.
                    Asila (Morocco) .
    • 1976, 1981, 1982, 1989
                    Printing Center, London. 
  • Publications By Rafa Nasiri
    • 2012
      My Journey to China, The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, Beirut. ISBN: 9 786144 191071.
    • 2005
      Book (Horizons and Mirrors) Articles in the art , The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, Beirut. ISBN: 9953-36-798-1

       

    • 1997
      Contemporary Graphic Art, The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, Beirut.
  • Books on Rafa Nasiri
    • 2016
      Rafa Nasiri Artist Books, Edited by May Muzaffar and Sonja Mejcher- Atassi, published by Skira, Milano. ISBN: 978-88-572-3341-3.
    • 2014
      The River and I, A Long Life Passion, Edited by May Muzaffar and Salah Abbas, published by: The Ministry of Culture, by Dar ِAl-Jawahiri, Beirut.
      No ISBN 
    • 2013
      Rafa Nasiri  50 Years of Printmaking By May Muzaffar, published by Skira, Milano. ISBN: 978-88-572-2023-9.
    • 2010
      Rafa Nasiri - His Life and Art, By Dr. Sabah  al-Nasiri and May Muzaffar The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, Beirut.
      ISBN: 978-9953-36-111-8.
    • 2010
      Rafa Nasiri - The Painter of Cosmic Scenes, By May Muzaffar, The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, Beirut. ISBN: 978-9953-36-127-7.
  • Solo Exhibitions
    • November 2013
       50 Years of Painting and Printmaking,  retrospective exhibition, Jordan National Gallery for Fine Arts, Amman.
    • 2013
      The Financial Harbour Art Gallery, Manama
    • 2010
      Nabad Gallery, Amman
    • 2008
      Green Art Gallery, Dubai
    • 2007
      Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
    • 2006
      Al-Riwaq Gallery, Manama
    • 2005
      Green Art Gallery, Dubai
    • 2004
      Atassi Gallery, Damascus
    • 2004
      4 Walls Gallery, Amman
    • 2002
      4 Walls Gallery, Amman
    • 2002
      Al-Riwaq Gallery, Manama
    • 2001
      Rochan Gallery, Jeddah
    • 1999
      Atelierhaus Eglau, Kampen, Germany
    • 1999
      Bahrain National Museum, Manama
    • 1997
      Sharjah Museum, Sharjah
    • 1996
      Arts Centre, Manama
    • 1994
      French Cultural Centre, Amman
    • 1993
      Galerie 50x70, Beirut
    • 1992
      Exhibition with Ali Talib, Shoman Foundation, Amman
    • 1990-1992
      Nasiri Graphic Studio, Baghdad
    • 1989
      Central Art Gallery, Beijing
    • 1986
      Al-Rewaq Gallery, Baghdad
    • 1985
      Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
    • 1984
      Al-Rewaq Gallery, Baghdad
    • 1983
      Galerie Faris, Paris
    • 1981
      Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts,Amman
    • 1980
      Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
    • 1979
      Al-Rewaq Gallery, Baghdad
    • 1977
      Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
    • 1976
      Gallery Nadhar, Casablanca, Morocco.
    • 1975
      Graphics Paintings,The National Gallery of Modern Art,Baghdad
    • 1974
      Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
    • 1973
      Contact Gallery, Beirut
    • 1971
      Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
    • 1970
      Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
    • 1969
      Society of Iraqi Artists, Baghdad
    • 1966
      Gallery IA, Baghdad
    • 1965
      Czechoslovakian Cultural Center, Baghdad
    • 1963
      ITU Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Group Exhibitions
    • 2012
      Art in Iraq Today, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut.
    • 2011
      Art in Iraq Today: Part IV, Meem Gallery, Dubai
    • 2011
      Art in Iraq Today: Conclusion, Meem Gallery, Dubai
    • 2010
      My Home Land, Art Sawa Gallery, Dubai
    • 2010
      Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art, Arab Museum, Doha.
    • 2010
      Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art,Doha
    • 2009
      Modernism and Iraq, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
    • 2008
      Iraqi Artists in Exile, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas
    • 2008
      The First Group Exhibition for Nabad Gallery- Amman
    • 2007
      Dafatir. Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, The Center for Book Arts, New York; Minneapolis Athenaeum, Minneapolis, Minnesota; NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois; The Jaffe Centre for Book Arts,
      Boca Raton, Florida
    • 2006
      Dafatir. Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, Carleton College, Northfield;Minnesota, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts,Minneapolis, Minnesota;University of Texas, El Paso, Texas;
      Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia
    • 2006
      Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, British Museum, London
    • 2005
      Improvisation: Seven Iraqi Artists, Bissan Gallery, Doha, Al-Riwaq Gallery, Manama,
    • 2005
      4 Walls Gallery, Amman
    • 2005
      Dafatir. Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, University of North Texas, Denton,Texas
    • 2000
      Exhibition of Contemporary Artists from Mesopotamia, , Darat Al-Funun, Amman
    • 1999
      Fifty Years of Iraqi Graphic Art, Darat Al-Funun, Amman
    • 1999
      L'estampe arabe contemporaine, Institute du Monde Arabe- Paris
    • 1998
      Azzawi & Nasiri, Galerie La Teinturerie, Paris
    • 1998
      Suad Al-Attar & Rafa Nasiri, Al-Riwaq Art Gallery- Manama.
    • 1997
      Three Graphic Arab Artists, Darat Al-Funun, Amman
    • 1997
      Five Iraqi Artists, Green Art Gallery, Dubai
    • 1994
      Four Iraqi Artists, Alif Gallery, Washington, DC
    • 1993
      Four Iraqi Artists, Al-Wasiti Art Gallery, Casablanca
    • 1991
      Contemporary Iraqi Art, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
    • 1990
      Seven Iraqi Artists, Nasiri Graphic Studio, Baghdad
    • 1989
      Between Tigris and Euphrates, Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris
    • 1988
      Azzawi, Jumaie, Nasiri, Kufa Gallery, London
    • 1986
      Contemporary Arab Art, The Mall Gallery, London
    • 1985
      Contemporary Arab Art, Blackman & Harvey Gallery, London.
    • 1985
      Asilah Festival, Morocco.
    • 1984
      Contemporary Arab Art, Al-Seiaha Gallery, Tunis.
    • 1983
      Second Contemporary Arab Graphic Art Exhibition, Graffiti Gallery, London
    • 1983
      Iraqi Graphic Exhibition, Iraqi Cultural Centre, London
    • 1982
      Contemporary Arab Graphic Art, Graffiti Gallery, London
    • 1983
      Twelve Arab Artists, Galerie Faris, Paris
    • 1980
      Third World Graphic Biennial, Iraqi Cultural Center, London and Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad.
    • 1979
      Baghdad 1st International Poster Exhibition ( Palestine& the 3rd World), Iraqi Cultural Center, London, and Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad.
    • 1978
      Arab Graphic Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, London
    • 1977
      Seven Iraqi Artists, Iraqi Cultural Centre, London
    • 1976
      Iraqi Contemporary Art, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris
    • 1975
      Iraqi Graphic Artists, Iraqi Cultural Centre, Beirut
    • 1975
      Graphic exhibition for three Iraqi artists, Museum of Modern Art,Baghdad
    • 1974
      Seven Iraqi Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad
    • 1973
      Joint exhibition of six Iraqi and Syrian artists, Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad, Arab Cultural Centre and Archaeological Museum, Damascus
    • 1972
      Arab Art, National Museum, Nicosia
    • 1972
      Four Iraqi Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad
    • 1972
      Three Iraqi Artists, Gallery One, Beirut
    • 1971
      Four Iraqi Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad
    • 1971
      One Dimensional, Museum of Arab Art, Baghdad.
    • 1970
      Six Iraqi Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad
    • 1969
      Three Iraqi Artists, Gallery One, Beirut
    • 1968
      Three Iraqi Artists, Gravura Gallery, Lisbon
    • 1967
      Three Iraqi Artists, Gallery of the World Geographical Society, Lisbon
    • 1966
      Iraqi Graphic Art, Berliner Galerie, Altes Museum, Berlin
    • 1965
      Iraqi Artists Society, National Gallery of Modern art (Gulbenkian), Eighth Annual Art- Iraq
  • Posthumous Participation in Group Exhibitions
    • 2016
      Arab Graphic Art, Meem Gallery, Dubai, June-31st August 2016.
    • 2015
      From The Figurative to the Abstract, exhibition held at the British Museum,  curated by Venetia Porter from the collection of the British Museum, July-October, 2015.
    • 2014
      A Tribute to Rafa Nasiri, curated by Dia Azzawi, Nabad Art Gallery, Amman, January 25th 2014.
  • International Exhibitions
    • 2007
      British Museum Exhibition (Word in Art), Dubai.
    • 2006
      International Exhibition (Crafts in Art), The British Museum, London  
    • 2000
      International Graphic Triennial, Cairo.
    • 1998
      Euro Art, Geneva
    • 1998
      Twelfth International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1995
      Eleventh International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1993
      International Graphic Triennial, Cairo.
    • 1992
      Norway International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1990
      Intergrafik, Berlin.
    • 1989
      Norway International Graphic Triennial,Fredrikstad
    • 1986
      Sixth Triennial, New Delhi.
    • 1986
      Baghdad International Festival of Art, Baghdad
    • 1985
      Salon des Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris.
    • 1984
      Mini Print Graphic Biennial, Seoul, South Korea.
    • 1984
      Seventh International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1982
      Seventh Graphic Biennial, Bradford.
    • 1982
      Sixth International Graphic Biennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1980
      Eighth International Graphic Biennial, Kraków.
    • 1980
      Fifth International Graphic Biennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1980
      Seventh International Biennial for Drawings,Rijeka.
    • 1979
      Fifteenth Biennial Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo.
    • 1979
      Baghdad International Poster Exhibition, Iraqi Cultural Center,London and Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad
    • 1978
      Seventh International Poster Biennial, Warsaw.
    • 1978
      Eighth International Graphic Biennial, Brno.
    • 1978
      Arab Graphics Exhibition, Iraqi Cultural Center, London.
    • 1978
      Fourth International Graphic Biennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1978
      Sixth International Biennial for Drawings, Rijeka.
    • 1977
      Ninth International Painting Exhibition, Cagnes-sur-Mer.
    • 1977
      Twelfth International Graphic Exhibition, Ljubljana.
    • 1976
      Second Arab Biennial, Rabat.
    • 1976
      Third International Graphic Biennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1976
      Sixth International Poster Biennial, Warsaw.
    • 1976
      Fifth International Biennial for Drawings, Rijeka.
    • 1975
      Third International Triennial, New Delhi.
    • 1974
      Fifth International Poster Biennial, Warsaw.
    • 1974
      Fourth International Biennial for Drawings, Rijeka.
    • 1972
      International Graphic Biennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1972
      Fourth International Poster Biennial, Warsaw.
    • 1970
      Third International Graphic Biennial , Kraków, Poland.
    • 1969
      First International Graphic Biennial, Liège.
    • 1968
      First International Triennial, New Delhi.
    • 1965
      International Graphic Exhibition, Leipzig.
  • Awards
    • 1986
      First Prize, Baghdad International Festival of Art, Baghdad.
    • 1978
      Honours Prize, International Graphic Biennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1977
      The Jury Prize, International Painting Exhibition, Cagnes-sur-Mer.
    • 1974
      Honours Prize, International Summer Academy, Salzburg.
  • International Juries
    • 1997
      Jury Member, International Graphic Triennial, Cairo.
    • 1995
      Jury Member, International Graphic Triennial, Fredrikstad.
    • 1987
      Jury Member, Intergrafik, Berlin.
    • 1982
      Jury Member, Baghdad International Poster Biennial, Paris.
    • 1980
      Jury Member, Third World Graphic Biennial, London.
  • The public collections of Rafa Nasiri Art Works
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      Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad.
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       Museum of Modern Art, Damascus.
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      Jordan National Museum of Fine Arts, Amman.
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      Darat Al Funun, Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman.‎
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      Mathaf, Museum of Arab Art, Qatar.
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      Barjeel Foundation, Al Sharja, UAE.
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      Kinda Foundation, Saudi Arabia.
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      Al Mansourya Foundation, Saudi Arabia.
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      Institute Du Monde Arabe, Paris.
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      Sao Paolo Biennale Museum.
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      Modern Art Museum, Madrid.
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        Museum of contemporary Graphic Art, Norway.
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       Collection of the International Academy, Salzburg.
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      Collection of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. 
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        Assila Museum, Morocco. 
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      Museum of Modern Art,Tunisia.
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      Collection of Beit Al-Quran, Manama.
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      Gravura, Lisbon, (Gulbenkian Foundation).
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      The British Museum, London.
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      Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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      Station Museum, Huston, USA.
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      Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris.
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      The international collection of UNESCO‎, Paris.‎
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      Museum of Contemporary Arab Art, Sharjah
  • Portfolios of Limited Edition Prints
    • 2012
      Beside The River - Al Muhtaraf (Nasiri Graphic studio) - Amman.
    • 2012
      Bab Al Bahrain - Al The Financial Harbour Art Gallery, Manama‎.
    • 2009
      Bab Al Yemen - Al Muhtaraf (Nasiri Graphic studio) - Amman.
    • 2009
      To Describe the Almond Blossom - Poetry by Mahmoud Darwish - Al Muhtaraf- Amman.
    • 2008
      A Library Set on Fire - Poetry by Etel Adnan - Al-Muhtaraf - Amman.
    • 2007
       From that Distant Land -Poetry by May Muzaffar- Al Muhtaraf , Amman.
    • 2006
      Homage to Al Mutanabi- Al Muhtaraf, Amman.
    • 1994
      The Oriental Quintet 2, Darat Al-Funoun, Amman.
    • 1989
      Homage to Baghdad, Nasiri Graphic studio, Baghdad.
    • 1989
      The Oriental Quintet 1, The Print Center, London.
    • 1982
      Beyond the Horizon, The Print Center, London.
    • 1981
      Variations on the Horizon -The Print Center, London.