Curriculum Vitae

Ahmad Al Karkhi


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            Born in Baghdad, Iraq




2001                Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Baghdad

Member, Iraqi Artists Syndicate
Member, Iraqi Plastic Artists Syndicate
Member, Iraqi Art Nexus in USA
Solo Exhibitions
1996                Drubi Gallery, Baghdad
2000                Akad For Art Gallery, Baghdad
2001                Al Ofok Gallery, Baghdad
2003                The Cultural Center, Damascus
2004                Al Rewak Gallery, Baghdad
2007                Free Hand Gallery, Damascus
2009                Selected Works, Free Hand Gallery, Damascus
2009                Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC - December 20-27
Group Exhibitions
2004                The Cultural Center, Paris
2005                Al Mada Gallery, Damascus
2006                The French Cultural Center, Baghdad
2006                One of group drawing a mural at the French Ambassador's residence,                                 Baghdad
2006                International Art Miniatures, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2007                International Festival, Capetown, South Africa
2007                Collective Exhibit of Iraqi Artists, Italy
2007                "The Walls" Exhibit with artist Muzahim Al Nassri, Free Hand Gallery,                             Damascus
2008                Represented Iraq in the "Arab and European Atelier" exhibit with French                           artist Peter and Danish artist Gasper, Free Hand Gallery, Damascus
2009                UN-sponsored exhibit at the French Cultural Center, Damascus
2009                Iraqi Week, Damascus
2009                Represented Iraq in the 2nd International Symposium of Oil Painting,                                Damascus
2009                Baghdad Memories, Foundry Gallery
2010                Gallery Five, Richmond, VA
2010                Baghdad Revisited, Foundry Gallery
2010                Jerusalem Fund
2011                Exhibit at Arab League function, Willard Hotel
2010 and 2012 Exhibit at National Council for US-Arab Relations, Ronald Reagan Bldg,
2010                Exhibit, American Task Force for Palestine
2011                The Art Gallery, Alexandria
2012                Edison Gallery
2011, 2012,  and 2013   The Art League, Alexandria
2016---smith gallery
Work on Permanent Display
Austrian Embassy, Baghdad
French Cultural Center, Baghdad
French Embassy, Baghdad
Ministry of Culture, Baghdad
Four Seasons Hotel, Damascus
International Museum, Damascus
Qatar Embassy, Damascus
United Arab Emirates Embassy, Damascus
Iraqi Embassy, Bahrain
Iraqi Embassy and the Iraqi Cultural Center, Washington, DC
Honorary Award in the National Babel Festival, Baghdad
Honorary Award, Baghdad Day Festival
Honorary Award for the Arab and Europe Atelier Exhibit, Free Hand Gallery, Damascus
2nd International Symposium of Oil Painting, Damascus
2011 placed first in competition of 350 artists at the Art League, Alexandria; his DC Cafe Freedom was selected for the Urquhart Award.
2012 placed second in competition of 380 artists at the Art League, Alexandria.
2013 selected as one of eight best in competition of more than 350 artists, the Art League, Alexandria