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Zaman JASSIM

Zaman Jassim was born in 1971 in Al-Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 1989 he received his Diploma from the Art Institute in Riyadh. He is a member of the Bahrain Art Society and the Qatif Artists Group. He has participated in group exhibitions in the Arab World, North Africa, Europe, India and Taiwan. His work is in the collections of the Al Mansouria Foundation, the Kinda Foundation, the Barjeel Foundation, the League of Arab States, Emaar International and the Saudi Aramco Company.

He evokes earthy colours into a unique expression through mixed media. His style is heavily textured with unusual forms; rectangles, cones and some that look like appliqué works on the wall. His work is enriched with symbols, tattoos, patterns and calligraphy and narrates a simultaneously stark and rich visual story. His hollow beams and bent plates seem aligned in space to create a harmonious panoply of substance.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 “Secrets” L’Art Pur Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012 “The Other” Courtyard Gallery, Dubai
  • 2011 Dar Al-Funoon, Kuwait
  • 2010 Courtyard Gallery, Dubai U.A.E
  • 2009 Desert Design Gallery, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008 S, Event Gallery, Manama, Bahrain
  • 2007 Oman Society for Writer & Literates Hall, Muscat, Oman
  • 2007 Cité International des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2005 Cité International des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2005 Arabesque Gulf, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • 2002 RIDA Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2001 INMA Gallery, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • 2001 Bahrain Art Society, Manama, Bahrain
  • 2001,1997 Qatif Art Hall, Qatif, Saudi Arabia
  • 2000 Arabesque Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Group Exhibitions

  • 2010 “Nabatt, a Sense of Being” Contemporary Art Exhibition from Saudi Arabia, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China
  • 2008 Fourth Artists Exhibition, Al-Bareh Café, Manama, Bahrain
  • 2007 Saudi Culture Days, Algeria
  • 2007 Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007 Moscow, Kazan, Russia
  • 2005 15 Artists at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2004 7 Artists Exhibition, Doha, Qatar & Riyadh, KSA
  • 2003 9th Cairo International Biennale, Cairo, Egypt (Al-MansouriaFoundation collection)
  • 2003 30 Artist from Arab Countries Exhibition by (W. B. G. & IMF), Dubai, UAE
  • 2002 Institut du Monde Arabe Paris, France (Kinda collection)
  • 2001, 1996, 1994 Cairo International Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2000 Exhibition selection of the current Saudi Art, London
  • 2000 Art for All, Al-Mansouria Foundation for Culture and Creativity, Jeddah, KSA
  • 1999 Exhibition selection of the current Saudi art, Madrid
  • 1999, 1997 Sharjah International Biennale, UAE
  • 1998 Expo 98 World Wild Exhibition of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1998 Joint Exhibition with Artist Ali Alsaffar, Dammam, KSA
  • 1998 3×3 Exhibition, Saudi Arts Center, Jeddah, KSA
  • 1997, 1998 Saudi Culture Exhibition, Germany, Switzerland
  • 1997 February Exhibition, Kuwait
  • 1997 Saudi Visions, Al Mansouria Foundation, Jeddah, KSA
  • 1996-2006 Qatif Artists Group Exhibition, Qatif, Jeddah, Damascus
  • 1991, 1992, 1994 National Art Exhibition, National Museum, Bahrain