Yousef Ahmad  (Qatari, 1955) 

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Yousef Ahmad Biography
1955   Born in Doha, Qatar
1975   Merit Award Arab Plastic Exhibitions, Kuwait
1975 - 1976   BA in Arts and Education, Helwan University, Cairo
1982   M.F.A., Painting Mills College, Oakland, CA
1984   Second prize, Gulf Air competition
1985   Merit Award Arab Plastic Exhibitions, Kuwait
1986   First Award, International Plastic Art Festival Baghdad
1986   Jury Award Ankara International Asian & European Biannual Exhibitions
1986   Bronze Medal Second Cairo Intn'l Biannual Exhibitions
1989   Golden Palm Leaf Award Riyadh First GCC States' Plastic Artists Exhibition
1991   Golden Palm Leaf Award Doha Second GCC States' Plastic Artists Exhibition
1993   First Prize at First Tourist Exhibition
1996   Gold Palm, fourth GCC Artists Exhibition, Kuwait
1996   Referees' Award, Cairo sixth Biennial
1997   Merit Award Arab Plastic Exhibitions, Kuwait
1997   Special recognition by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah Third Biennial
1998   Jury Award Cairo Seventh Intn'l Art Biannual
1999   Golden Palm Leaf Award at Doha Fifth GCC
2000   Abha Art Prize, Saudi Arabia
2006   Referees' Award, Al Kharafi First International Biennial of Contemporary Arab Art, Kuwait
  Golden Palm Leaf Award Kuwait Third GCC States' Plastic Artists Exhibition
  Calligrapher/Caricaturist at "Al Oruba" Press
  Taught Basics of Drawing and Art History University of Qatar
  Art Inspector, Ministry of Education
  The Grand Prize of Seventh Intn'l Asial Biannual Dhaka
  Book on Contemporary Plastics Arts Qatar
  Artistic Articles in "Ad Doha" cultural monthly Qatar
  First Prize Competition Qatar National Bank Qatar
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2011   Made in Qatar, exhibition, Qatar International Exhibition Centre, Doha, Qatar (solo)
2010   Qatar International Exhibition Center – in celebration of Doha capital of Arab Culture 2010 and the opening of Doha International Book Fair, Doha, Qatar (solo)
2010   Kuwait Biennale, Kuwait
2010   The 18th Seoul International Art Festival Korea – MidEast “PEACE”, Seoul, Korea
2010   Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2010   14th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2010   Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE (group)
2009   Art Fair Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA (group)
2009   Bait Muznah Gallery, Oman (group)
2009   Art Miami, Sundaram gallery, USA (group)
2009   Contemporary Arab art, New York, USA (group)
2008   Art Paris, Abu Dhabi, UAE (group)
2008   Istanbul Sculptures Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey (group)
2007 - 2008   Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE (group)
2007   Metropolitana Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (group)
2007   The Movement (Exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of Yousef Ahmad's first solo exhibition in Qatar)
2006   Al Kharafi Biennial for Contemporary Arab Art, Kuwait (group)
2006   Language of Desert Exhibition, Arab World Institute, Paris, France (group)
2005   Language of Desert Exhibition, Bonne Museum for Modern Art, Germany (group)
2005   Al Mejlis Hall, Dubai (group)
2004   VCU University Gallery, Qatar, Doha (solo)
2004   Abdul Rasul Salman, Kuwait (group)
2003   Ahmad Al Adwani Gallery, KNC, Kuwait (solo)
2003   French Cultural Centre, Doha, Qatar (solo)
2000   Qatar Association of Plastic Arts, Doha, Qatar (solo)
2000   Tehran First International Biennial of Islamic Arts, Iran (group)
1999   Fifth GCC Art Exhibtion, Doha
1999   First Gulf Art Exhibition, Jordan Dant all Fnoon
1999   The Seventh International Biannual, Dhaka
1994   First GCC State's Friends of the Plastic Arts Exhibitions, , Kuwait
1994   Dhaka Biannual Exhibitions for Contemporary Asian Art,
1992   Second GCC State's Friends of the Plastic Arts Exhibitions, Doha, Qatar
1990   First GCC State's Friends of the Plastic Arts Exhibitions, , Doha
1990   Third Baghdad International Festival of Plastic Arts, Baghdad
1989   The Seventh Cairo Art Biannual, Cairo
1989   First GCC State's Friends of the Plastic Arts Exhibitions, , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1989   Arab Contemporary Calligraphers Exhibitions, London
1989   Third International Biannual Exhibitions, , Havana, Cuba
1989   Islamic Contemporary Exhibitions, , London
1985 - 1989   GCC States' Friends of the Plastic Arts exhibitions, , Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Madrid, Dominican Republic, etc.
1988   First Arab Cultural Week Exhibitions, London
1988   Plastic Arts Society Exhibiton, Kuwait
1988   Second Baghdad International Festival of Plastic Arts, Baghdad
1987   Abdulrasul Salma, Kuwait
1973 - 1987   3rd-9th Arab Plastic Artists Exhibitions, Kuwait
1986   First Baghdad International Festival of Plastic Arts, Baghdad
1986   Mohammad Zaharia, Sheraton Hotel Doha, Qatar
1985   Accompanied Exhibitions of Amir of Qatar' state visits, London, Paris, Spain, Algeria, Egypt Pakistan, India, S. Korea, Japan, Ankara, Istabul,
1984   Arab Calligraphers Exhibitions, Iraqi Cultural Center London
1984   Arab Calligraphers Exhibitions, Graffiti Gallery London
1983   Gulf Hotel Gallery Doha, Qatar
1983   Arab Calligraphers Exhibitions, Iraqi Cultural Center London
1982   Gulf Artists Exhibitions, , Baghdad
1982   World Bank Gallery Washington, DC
1981   Buffalo, NY
1980   Buffalo, NY
1980   Gulf Artists Exhibitions, Doha
1978 - 1979   Qatar Exhibitions, , Paris and London
1977 - 1979   Three Friends Open Air Roving Exhibitions, Doha, Qatar
1977   National Museum, Doha, Qatar
1977   First Arab/African Gathering, Hammamat City, Tunis
1976   Federation of Arab Plastic Artists Exhibitions, , Rabat, Morocco
1975   First Exhibitions for Qatiari Art Students, Cairo
1974   Federation of Arab Plastic Artists Exhbitions, Bagdad
Selected Public Collections
1972   Contemporary Arab Art Museum, Damascus, The Tailor Woman
1982   Simonian Institute, Washington DC, an engraved work on Qatar
1985   International Museum of Engravings, Asilah, Morocco
1989   Hiroshima Museum, Peace
1990   The Jordanian Museum for Modern Arts, An Attempt for Solitude
1994   Sheikh Hasan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani, The Arab Museum for Modern Art
1999   Kindah Institute, Riyadh
2000   Shoman Institute, Amman, Jordan
2004   Qatar International Bank
2006   The German Bank Riyadh
2007   Al Faisal Group, Doha
2007   International Islamic Bank
2007   Commercial Bank, Qatar
2008   Commercial Bank, Qatar
2006 - 2009   RasGas company
2010   Private Collection – Abu Dhabi, UAE
2010   Private Collection – Saudi Arabia
2010   Private Collection – Dubai, UAE
2010   Private Collection – Sultanate of Oman
2010   Serious Modern Museum of Contemporary Art – The Netherlands
  Sharjah Art Museum