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
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
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
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