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Abed Abdi

Abed Abdi

Sector : Cultural Figures , Artists

Личная информация

  • Страна местожительства : Palestine
  • Пол : Male
  • Born in : 1942
  • key_age : 74
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Born February 1942, Haifa, Mandate Palestine; is a painter, graphic designer, sculpture and lecturer of the arts.

Abdi worked as a blacksmith and illustrated Arabic publications that appeared in Israel.

 After studying in Dresden, Abdi became the first Palestinian to build monumental art on native soil.

His allegorical monuments in Galilee, honoring human fortitude and resistance, include a narrative mural depicting Elijah¡s defiance and survival and a bronze monument dedicated to six Palestinians who were shot on Land Day.

Abdi Held his first exhibition in Tel-Aviv in 1962.

He then pursued academic studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Dresden (Germany). His professors were L.Grundig, G. Bondzin and G. Kettner.

His masterwork at the Academy received the 2nd prize, which allowed Abdi to spend another year at the Academy and specialize in murals and environmental sculpture.

 In 1972 he returned to Haifa, and worked as graphic designer for a number of Arabic language publications, taught arts and designed murals. The city of Haifa awarded Abdi the "Herman Struck Best Artist of the Year" Prize in 1973. That year, he also obtained the Young Artist's award at the Berlin International Youth Festival.

The city of Haifa awarded him the "Best Artist of the Year Hermann Struck" award for the second time in 1999. Abed Abdi has erected a number of memorial monuments and murals: in 1976 -- a sculpture to commemorate Land Day; in 1984 -- the memorial to commemorate 75 years for the existence of the Galilean municipality of Shefa Amr. In addition, he has painted a number of murals in Haifa, Jaffa and Nazareth.

 Abed Abdi has exhibited in Qatar, Israel, Belgium and Bulgaria. He has participated in over 45 group exhibitions, among them the joint Palestinian-Israeli exhibition "It's possible" which toured the US and Germany between 1988 and 1990.

 In 1995 he participated in the second exhibition for Palestinians and Israelis in Germany. His work appeared in the "Solidarity with the Palestinian People" exhibit in Tokyo, Berlin, Brussels, Belgrade and Athens. He also organized and participated in exhibitions with Israeli and Palestinian artists in Tel-Aviv, Haifa and West Jerusalem in the period between 1980 and 1987 defending the freedom of expression and creativity.


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