Hazem Al-Zubi was born in Irbid, Jordan, in 1957.
In 1982, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad; and in 2004 and 2005, he served as president of the Jordanian Plastic Artist Association. A lecturer at the University of Jordan’s College of Fine Arts, Al-Zubi’s work has been exhibited at the Alia Gallery (Amman, Jordon, 1984); the Amman Royal Cultural Center (1986); the Universal Exposition of Seville (Spain, 1992); the Atassi Gallery (Damascus, Syria, 1995); and the Talaqi al-Ajial exhibition at The National Museum (Kuwait City, 2000), among several other international venues. Al-Zubi’s awards include the UNESCO Award for Art and Creativity (1994), the Jordanian H. K. Annual Award (2003), and the Municipality of Amman’s Monument Award.
Mythology suggests that clay was the first material to touch the hands of the gods for the formation of creatures. Clay was also the first material touched by human hands to reconfigure and recreate. It was on clay tablets that the first letters were inscribed, the first manuscripts, the first poems and the first symbols of Sumer and Ugarit, the kingdoms of the Nabateans and the Mayans. Clay is where they began charting the history of mankind.
Spread along the plains and valleys of Jordan, from which Al-Zubi comes, are pieces of pottery of all those past times, where one can discover the secrets and aesthetics of creation. The journey of artist and potter Al-Zubi is only an extension of this history of hands that became professional in dealing with the clay of earth, reshaping it and recycling it to become these pieces of art that you touch with the eye, hand, and heart.
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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