Laila Shawa  (Palestinian, 1940) 

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Laila Shawa, Where Souls Dwell V

 

Laila Shawa
Where Souls Dwell V
2013

October Gallery
Laila Shawa, Birds of Paradise

 

Laila Shawa
Birds of Paradise
2011

October Gallery
Laila Shawa, Disposable Bodies No. 5, (Paradise Now)

 

Laila Shawa
Disposable Bodies No. 5, (Paradise Now)
2012

October Gallery
Laila Shawa, Trapped I

 

Laila Shawa
Trapped I
2011

October Gallery
Laila Shawa, Gaza Sky

 

Laila Shawa
Gaza Sky
2011

October Gallery
Laila Shawa, Walls of Gaza III: Stamp for lost country (2 Panels) Dyptich

 

Laila Shawa
Walls of Gaza III: Stamp for lost country (2 Panels) Dyptich
2010

October Gallery
Laila Shawa, Walls of Gaza III: Fashionista Terrorista (4 Panels)

 

Laila Shawa
Walls of Gaza III: Fashionista Terrorista (4 Panels)
2010

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Laila Shawa, Where Souls Dwell IV

 

Laila Shawa
Where Souls Dwell IV, 2013
aluminum cast gun, plastic, silver paint, rhinestones, swarovski crystals, peacock weathers and wire

 

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Laila Shawa, Where souls dwell III (from the Gun series)

 

Laila Shawa
Where souls dwell III (from the Gun series), 2012
Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, Japanese gold pigment, feathers, magnets and resin

 

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Laila Shawa, A rearing horse (+ A pair of horses; 2 works)

 

Laila Shawa
A rearing horse (+ A pair of horses; 2 works), 1984
pen and ink htnd w/acrylic

 

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1940   Born in Gaza
1957 - 1958   School of Art Leonardo Da’Vinci, Cairo, Egypt.
1958 - 1960   Academia de Belle Arte Rome, Italy. BA (Hons) Fine Arts. Student of Renato Guttuso
1960 - 1963   Studied under Austrian Expressionist Oscar Kokotchka School of Seeing, Salzburg, Austria (summer Courses)
1960 - 1964   Academia St. Giaccomo, Rome, Italy. Diploma in Plastic & Decorative Arts
1965 - 1967   Worked with UNRWA in the Gaza Strip as supervisor for Arts& Crafts education in UNRWA
1966 - 1967   Lectured with UNESCO Institute of Education, Art education for children “Teacher Training Courses” for UNRWA Gaza
1967 - 1975   Moved to Beirut and lived between London and Gaza until 1988
1987   Moved back to London and resumed work as full time artist, lecturing and exploring various techniques and mediums
1977 - 1988   Worked with the Saad Mohaffel Chartered Architects practice on the building of The Rashad Shawa Cultural Centre, in Gaza, from 1978 to 1988 and executed the stained glass windows for the project.
2012   The Other Side of Paradise, October Gallery, London, UK
2011   Trapped: A Female Suicide Bomber, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France
Passport to Palestine, La Scatola Gallery, London, UK
2010   Sarab (Mirage), The Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Sajjil, A Century of Modern Art, Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
Co-incidence, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France
Crunchtime: Artist’s Responses to the Global Crisis, International Visual Arts Event, York, UK
2009   Spring Show, October Gallery London
2008   The Word into Art, British Museum and DIFC, Dubai
Mediterraneo, Italian cultural Institute, London
Roads were open, Roads were closed, Third Line, Dubai
Routes , Waterhouse and Dodd, Cork street, London
SARAB, DIFC, DUBAI (solo)
The Arab Print Edition I, Meem Gallery, Dubai
2006   Walled in Walled out, Hosein Gallery, London
The Word into Art, British Museum.London
2004   Exihibition, Floral Artist’s Studio, London
2003   Religion, Art and War, Maison Des Artes, London
Transvangarde, October Gallery, London
2002   Between Legend And Reality, Modern Art from the Arab World, Akureyri Art Museum, Reykyavik Art Museum, Iceland
Breaking the Veils, Grand Masters Palace, Rhode, Greece. (Travelling exhibition to Europe and USA)
From The Ocean To The Gulf And Beyond: Arab Modern Art, The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts Amman, Jordan
2001   Twelve Arab Artists, The Werled Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Diaspora , October Gallery, London, UK
2000   Timotca – UNESCO, Museum of Modern Art, Las Vegas, USA
First International Forum For A Culture Of Peace / Mediterranean Women Creators, Rhodes, Greece
In The Name of God, Crucifixion 2000, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (solo)
1999   Dialouge Of The Present, Bath Gallery, University of Bath, Brunei Gallery, London
1998   Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Mediterranea, Grand Palais, Brussels
1997   Artistes Palestiniains Contemporains, Institutes Du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
The Right Of Hope Exhibition, One World Art, World touring exhibition - South Africa – Canada
1996   Winter Show, October Gallery, London
The World Bank Gallery, World Bank Building, Washington DC
The Right To Write, From the Collection of the National Gallery, Jordan, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta and Georgia
Transvangarde, October Gallery, London
Eruptions Explosions & Excision, Mermaid Theatre Gallery, London (solo)
1995   Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, recent acquisition, John Addis Gallery, British Museum
Artist’s View, The Arab World, Willamette Arts Gallery, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, USA
Contemporary Arab Artists, Riwaq Al Balq’a Gallery, Amman, Jordan
Contemporary Arab Artists, Darat Al- Funnun, Amman, Jordan
Forces Of Change - Women Artists of the Arab World
The National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington D.C.
The Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago Illinois
Miami Dade Community College/Wolfson Campus, Centre Gallery, Miami Florida
Nexus Contemporary Art Centre, Atlanta, Georgia
Bedford Gallery, Wallnut Creek, California
1994   Shawa & Wijdan, October Gallery, London, UK
The Library- SOAS, University of London (solo)
From Exile To Jerusalem, inaugural exhibition Al- Wasiti Art Centre, Jerusalem
1993   SAGA- Salon de L’estampe et de L’édition d’art a Tirage limite’, Grand Palais, Paris
1992   Three Artists from Gaza, The Shoman Foundation, Jordan
The October Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1990   The National Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan (solo)
The National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (solo)
Malaysian Experience Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as one of eight participating international artists
1989   Contemporary Art from the Islamic World Exhibition, Barbican Centre London
1988   The Baghdad Biennale, the Saddam Centre, Baghdad
1987   Arab Woman Artists in the United Kingdom, Kufa Gallery London
1968 - 1978   With the Palestinian Union of Artists in most Arab countries, North Africa, Baghdad, Biennale, Russia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Europe, UK and USA
1976   Sulton Gallery, Kuwait City. Kuwait (solo)
1975   L' Antiquaire Gallery, Beirut Lebanon (solo)
1972   Sulton Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait (solo)
1971   Dar Tunis, Beirut Lebanon (solo)
1970   Hotel Vendome, Beirut Lebanon (solo)
1968   The Book Centre Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (solo)
1965   Morna House, Gaza, Palestine (solo)
1958 - 1964   Several exhibitions in Italy, Germany and Austria
  The DIFC, Dubai, UAE
  The World of Islam Festival Trust, London, UK
  The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Permanent Collection), Washington DC/USA
  The Burrell Collection, Art Gallery and Museum (permanent Collection), Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland
  Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  The Rashad Shawa Cultural Centre, Gaza
  The Arab Bank Limited, Ammon, Jordon
  The British Museum, 20th Century Collection
  The Kuwait Fund, Kuwait
  The National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  The National Art Gallery, Amman, Jordon
  The Palestinian Union of Artists
  The Shoman Foundation, Jordon
  The Benevolent Society, Gaza
  The Werled Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  Timotca, Museum for World Peace, Las Vegas, USA
2009    Impossible Dreams, the work and Art of Laila Shawa, SkIRA Books, Milano, 2009 (pending)
2009    Contemporary Art in The Middle East, ArtWorld, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
2008    Meditarraneo, A Sea that Unites ,The Italian Cultural Institute, London
2008    Sarab , DIFC, Dubai
2006 - 2008    The Word into Art The British Museum
2002    Between Legend and Reality, Aurora Art Museum, Reykjavik Art Museum Iceland
2002    From the Ocean to the Gulf and Beyond: Arab Modern Art”, The Royal Society of Fine Arts, 2002, Amman, Jordan
2002    Breaking the Veil, The Jordan National Gallery and FAM, 2002 Rhodes, Greece
2001    Twelve Arab Artists”, The Werled Museum, 2001, Netherlands
1999    Dialogue of the Present, Woman’s Art Library
1998    Mediterranea, Art Life 1998, Brussels, Belgium
1998    The Space Between Our Footsteps, Simon & Schuster
1997    Artistes Palestiniens Contemporains, Institute Du Monde Arabe, 1997, Paris, France
1996    The Dictionary of Art”, Macmillan Press, 1996, London
1996    The Right to Hope, Earthscan Publications Ltd., 1996, London
1996    Impressions”, H. Aschehoug & Co., 1996, Norway
1994    Laila Shawa, Works 1965- 1994 AI-Hani Books
1994    Forces of Change, Artists of the Arab World, Washington D.C., USA
1994    Shawa and Wijdan, October Gallery,1994, Amica Press
1989    Shammout, Ismail. Art in Palestine, AI Qabbas Press, Kuwait
1988    Ali, Wijdan. Contemporary Art from the Islamic World, Scorpion Books, London, UK
1987    Khal, Helen. The Woman Artist in Lebanon, Catholic Press, Lebanon