Abdel Raouf Al Ajouri

Biography

Abdel Raouf Al Ajouri

Born in Gaza City in 1977, Abdel Rauf Ajouri began his career as an artist in 1993. Since then he has taken part in a multitude of art exhibitions and events. His artistic practice suggests influences of expressionism, and has explored the realms of contemporary sculpture.

 In 2003 he exhibited his sculptures in a solo exhibition, A Silent Dialogue, at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah.

His artworks have been part of numerous group exhibitions in Switzerland, France, UK, Jordan, UAE, and Egypt.

 In 2002 Ajouri, along with a group of other Gaza artists, co-founded Eltiqa Group for Contemporary Art. He is also a co- founder of Eltiqa Artist’s House Gallery in Gaza where he currently works.

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Abdel Raouf Al Ajouri

Born in Gaza City in 1977, Abdel Rauf Ajouri began his career as an artist in 1993. Since then he has taken part in a multitude of art exhibitions and events. His artistic practice suggests influences of expressionism, and has explored the realms of contemporary sculpture.

 In 2003 he exhibited his sculptures in a solo exhibition, A Silent Dialogue, at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah.

His artworks have been part of numerous group exhibitions in Switzerland, France, UK, Jordan, UAE, and Egypt.

 In 2002 Ajouri, along with a group of other Gaza artists, co-founded Eltiqa Group for Contemporary Art. He is also a co- founder of Eltiqa Artist’s House Gallery in Gaza where he currently works.

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Identity Card:

- Name:             Abdelraouf Zedan Al-Ajouri
- Date of Birth:   29/5/1977
- Place of Birth:   Jabalia refugee camp

Address:

- Place: Governorate of Gaza - Palestine
- Tel: +972 599 709176
- Web page: http://www.eltiqa.com/rauf/index.html
- Email: alajouriart@hotmail.com

Education Degree:

-         BA in educational Art – Aqsa University – Gaza – 2008

Relevant Courses:

-         Drawing and Painting and Calligraphic – YMCA – 1993-94
-         Course in Kids story – Prophesier: Danial Maja – Ministry of Culture – Gaza – 1998
-         12 months course in Animation – Art Academy – Egypt. 

Experience: 

- Founder member of Eltiqa group for contemporary art & Eltiqa Artists House
- Art coordinator, Eltiqa Artists House (Current occupation)
- Art Director – PRCS – Gaza, 7 years (2000-2007)
- Teaching art (Rules & Painting), Jabalia services club, 1995
- Teaching art (Rules & Painting), Public circle work association, 1996
- Summer camps supervisor, North Gaza schools & Gov associations, 1995-2000
- Mural drawing in several occasions, 1995-2005

Personal Exhibition:

2003     - Silent Dialog – Sakakini culture center - Qattan Art Program – Ramallah.

Group Exhibitions:

2010   - Visual Stories, Eltiqa artists house
           - GAZART, Exhibition & Workshop, Eltiqa artists house

2009   - Art Rest, PRCS Gaza, Palestine
           - Summer of ELTIQA, PRCS – Gaza, Funded by French Consulate – Jerusalem
           - ELTIQA - Galerie Brigitte Graffault, Montauban, France
           - ELTIQA, LE CENTRE CULTUREL ARABE SYRIEN – PARIS, Exhibition from 22 to 30 April
           - ELTIQA – Peinture, LE SCRIPE/ 11 artists contemporary from Gaza, Exhibition from 28 February to 25 April 27
           - “Art Rest”, PRCS – Gaza – Palestine, Exhibition from 1 February to 30 April
           - "Traces de Guerre”, Centre Culture France – Gaza, Exhibition from 3 to 10 Mars
           - ArtVO, CERGY PONTOISE – France, Exhibition from 3 to 10 March

2008   - "Morceaux choisis Gaza" mobile exhibition, Albi, Toulouse, France
           - "La Nuit Blanch", Ceter Culture France, Gaza.
           - Occupied Space, Occupied Space and Qattan Foundation, The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SN
          - Gallery “le Salon reçoit”, TOULOUSE – France
          - UPSIDUM,  University of Rangueuil TOULOUSE – France
      - Eltiqa, Galerie l'Acadie CAJARC, Exhibition from 28 June to 28 July
      - Panorama Palestinian Painters, Maison l'Oradou, CLERMONT FERRANT, Exhibition from 26 to 10 December

2007   - Gaza Seasons, Geneva, Switzerland
            - "La Nuit Blanch", CCF, Gaza
            - Eltiqa, mobile exhibition, Albi, Toulouse, France
            - Gaza shooed pieces, Albi, Toulouse, Rodez – France

2006  - The white night, CCF, Gaza
          - From sands to gray, with Swiss Artist (Elaine Bytrison), Gaza

2005  - “SPRING”, Alhallaj gallery, Ramallah - Palestine

2004        - 10 Artists from Palestine, Najac, Toulouse, Albi, Paris - France
2003        - 6 Artists from Gaza, Nablus, Nazareth & Jerusalem.
2002        - Winter 2002, Center Culture French – Gaza.
2001, 2002  Shared in Wall Drawing (Al-Nakba Day Memory) with 40 Artists – Gaza.
2000        - (We Will Be Exhibition) - Gaza – Palestine – PRCS.
1997         - In the Shadow of Intefada –Arts & Crafts Village – Gaza.
                 - Shared in different Exhibition between (years 93-year 97).

Artworks