Exhibitions : “Chapters” by Dodi Tabbaa 5/10/2019 as part of Amman Design Week


















After my last solo show in 2013 I decided to take some time off and re discover the excitement of novel experiences.  So I travelled to many cities, big, and small which drove me to do more art medium research which instilled inspiration, as always.

During these years I experienced many emotions which affected my creativity. Sometimes adversely and sometimes positively. I waited patiently until I could gather my thoughts and my new narrative.

Finally, a mountain of ideas accumulated from all my inner experiences until I decided to execute them in phases.


Hence my Exhibition is entitled CHAPTERS.

Each chapter is an emotion of a personal journey which will be explained with every artwork. The works I have chosen to display have played an important role in my life over the past years. I hope the viewers will be transmitted into to my world and be engaged with thoughts. I use all kinds of media sometimes combined with painting and translated on to different surfaces.

In the words of the German painter Otto Dix “All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.”





Born 1952 in Quetta, Pakistan. BFA Honours in Fine Arts and Graphic Design Lahore Pakistan. Post graduate diploma printmaking, textile, painting, design, typography, United Kingdom


1977-1979 worked as a graphic designer

1980-1981 worked as an art and media consultant for UNESCO in Damascus, Syria

1982 Travelled to Finland, curator ship experience

1982-1984 Manager for the Alia Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan

1985-1987 Managed the Petra Gallery, Amman, Jordan


Selected Exhibitions

1988     Spanish cultural centre, Amman, Jordan

1989     Contemporary art from the Islamic world

1992     A dialogue in expression, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan

1993     Sixth Asian Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh

1995     Opening show Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan

1997     Voyage en Jordanie, Hotel de Ville Paris, France

1998     Contemporary art, Soni Gallery, London, U.K.

1999     Premises radio and TV Deutsche Welle Cologne, Germany Norwegian Int. graphic print triennial Fredrik tad

2000     Museum of contemporary art, Tehran, Iran

2001     Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, U.A.E.

2002     Bahrain Al-Riwak Gallery

2003     Breaking the veils, Rhodes, Greece, and traveled to Paris, Valencia, Seville Contemporary museum of art, Reykjavik, Iceland

2005     Albareh Gallery, Bahrain

2005     4 Walls Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2006     Group Show with Malaysian and Jordanian artists

2007     Stills from fleeting images-Icons & Legends, Orient Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2007     Dances of Vision, Swedish-Jordanian Group, National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan

2008     On Paper “Orient Gallery Amman, Jordan

2008     Group show “Breaking the Veils” Clinton Library, Arkansas, USA

2008     Umm Kalthum- the 4th pyramid Arab World Institute Paris, France

2008     King Hussein’s birthday” Hussein bin Talal – A Living Memory

2008     Zara Expo Amman, Jordan

2008     Jordan National gallery of fine arts “Together ” an exhibition of 26 European and Arab artists curated by Eva Muellar of Germany

2008     6 Jordanian artists Nabad Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2009     Umm Kalthum- the 4th pyramid show in Bahrain

2009     Breaking the Veils Washington DC, USA

2009     Contemporary and Folk art of Bangladesh Orient Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2012     Nabad Gallery Trendsetting 2, Amman, Jordan

2012     Participated in Liquid Identities – International Video Art Festival and Photo Exhibition Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e Del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, Venice, Italy

2012     Participated in Liquid Identities – International Video Art Festival and Photo Exhibition Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association, Avant-garde Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

2013     Jacaranda Images Gallery “The Pixel light box Society” Solo Show, Amman, Jordan

2013     Foresight32’s Curated Art Exhibition at the WEF

2013     King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center- Dead Sea for World Economic Forum

2016     Participant designer with Carpets Amman Design Week, Amman, JOrdan

2016     Umm Kalthum artwork. Exhibition at the IMA Arab World Institute Tourcoing.

2016     Joined the team of artists for VIDA DESIGN STUDIO a San Francisco based NGO

2016     Promoting literacy programs for garment factory workers in Asia


Design with a Purpose: Dodi Tabbaa Designs for Vida Design Studio: http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/dodi-tabbaa,

2016     Amman Design Week participated with lenticular artworks and 3 weavings

2003     Board Member Friends of Jordan Society NGO, Responsible of Fundraising, Design and Social Media

1986     Supporting member Pakistan Women Cultural Club, Responsible of Fundraising, Design and Social Media


Public Collections

Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan

Bangladesh National Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

French Cultural Centre Amman, Jordan

Ministry of Culture & Youth, Amman, Jordan

Arab Bank, Amman, Jordan

Al Mansourieh Foundation Saudi Arabia


Private Collections:

Dubai, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Thailand, Jordan, Finland, Bahrain, Norway, U.K., USA, France, Switzerland, Holland, Spain, Indonesia, Cyprus, Pakistan, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Russia