Waleed R. Qaisi was born in Baghdad in 1963. He started his art path as a fan at youth art centers in 1980. He then pursued his art education and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 1985. Qaisi presented his vision to the art scene in Iraq through group and solo exhibitions and earned many awards between 1983 and 1992.
His work is influenced by the theme of destruction and reflections of the war he had to serve in and witness for six years in Iraq. In 1992, he escaped to Jordan and worked in the industrial field to establish ceramics factories for art and functional works. Qaisi held solo exhibitions in 1996 and 1999 in Amman and taught art at a secondary school and at Orfally Gallery. In 2001, he moved to Qatar to teach art at a center there.
Qaisi has participated in many international group exhibitions in the United States, Germany, Spain, France, China, Australia, Greece, Belgium, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, the Dominican Republic, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and England. He has also held solo exhibitions in Qatar and London between 2001 and 2010.
Additionally, he has completed several projects during international art residencies: My Journey (Denmark), Beauty and Magic (Japan), What Do You See through Windows? (Italy), and Figures (Spain).
Qaisi’s art is collected in museums and private collections in Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, China, Japan, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Qatar, Croatia, Belgium, the United States, London, Santo Domingo, Nicaragua, and Germany.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
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