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About Abed Abdi

Abed Abdi, as an artist and educator, has been consistently promoting Arab culture in Israel for over 40 years. His contribution to the visual culture of the Palestinian minority in Israel is unprecedented.
 
In 1964 he went to study in Dresden and on his return to Haifa in 1971 was appointed chief graphic designer and illustrator of the Al-Ittihad newspaper and the Al-Jadid literary journal, which at the time were the main platforms of Arab culture and society. It was then that Abdi created hundreds of illustrations and prints – images of refugees, exile and homeland – the majority of which illustrated the literary works of Emile Habibi, Salman Natour, Samih al-Qasim, and others.
 
It is these images that shaped Arab visual memory of historical events like the Nakba, the refugee camps, destroyed villages, and the events of Land Day, hence the works’ significant influence on the collective memory of the Palestinian minority in Israel.

 

The jury’s comment for the Minister of Culture’s awards for the arts

 

Portrait (Left) by Hatem Khoury, 2020.

Biography

Education

1958 – 1961 Professional School, Haifa.
• 1958- 1962 Painting and sculpture in the workshops of the art teachers: Avraham Yashkil, Zvi Meirowitz And the sculptural Mordechai Kafri, Haifa.
1964-1965 Preparatory Year for the German Academy of Art, Leipzig, Germany.
1965-1971 Fine Arts Academy in Dresden, Germany. Specialization in mural and graphical Art . Teachers, among others, Lea Grundig, Gerhard Kettner and Gerhard Bondzin. Diploma M.A. with honors in 1971.
1971-1972 Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany. Specialized in mural for another year.
 

Portrait (right)  “Abed Abdi the student”, drawing by Prof. Lea Grundig, Dresden 1967, photo by Kramer Rudolph 1967.

source: The German Archives

Abed Abdi: Biography

curriculum vitae

Art Instruction
Visual Artist / Exhibitions
Illustratror and Graphic Designer
Envitonmental Sculptures
Curator
Speaker in Conferences
Membership in public Institutions
Publications

1975 -2000 Art and Painting instructor, Kfar Yasif, the local council’s community center.
1977 – 1996 Art and Painting instructor, Shfaram, the local council’s community center.
1977 – 1979 Art and Painting instructorg, Al-Makar, the local council’s community center.
1979 – 1981 Art and Painting instructor, Acre, Community Center.
1981-1985 Lecturer in Art and Painting, Terra-Santa Comprehensive School, Jaffa-Tel Aviv.
1990 – 1982 Art and Painting instructor, Dalit El Carmel, Council Community Center
Local.
1983-1990 Art and Painting instructor, Ohel Sarah  College.
1983-2004 Art and Painting instructor in the workshops of the Jewish-Arab Center for Culture Beit Hagefen, Haifa.
1985-2009  Lecturer in Art and History of the Arts, Arab College of Education In Israel, Haifa (until retirement).
1993-2018 Art and Painting instructor as part of a “National Cultural Basket” by the Ministry of Education in dozens of schools from the North to the Negev.

1985-today Art and Painting instructor at the Weekly Painting and Sculpture Workshops for young gifted children from all denominations in the city, in the private studio in Haifa.

Solo Exhibitions

•2020 14th ART Dubai – Modern,  Gallery  One, Dubai, United Arab Emirates ( Was postponed to 2021 due to the Corona pandemic.) Curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath.

2019 Exhibition “Memory Drawers”, “Livan” Gallery, Nazareth

• 2019 Exhibition as part of the “Tribute to Artist Abed Abdi” Conference, Haifa Culture Club.

2018 Exhibition “Memory Drawers”, Galilee Collaborative Gallery, Kibbutz Kabri. Curator: Avishalom Suleiman.

2018 “Visual Observation”, Mahmoud Darwish Cultural Center Gallery, Nazareth. Curator: Prof. Assad Azi.

• 2014 Exhibition “A Tribute to My Sister Lutfiya-2”, Peace Gallery, Givat Haviva. Curator: Dr.
Ayelet Zohar.

2013 Exhibition “A Tribute to My Sister Lutfiya”, Beit Hagefen Gallery, Haifa. Curator: Dr. Ayelet Zohar.

2011 “An Evening with artist Abdel Abdi and his works”, Arabelle Gallery, Haifa.

2010 The retrospective exhibition, “50 Years of Creation”, Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery. Curator: Dr. Tal Ben Zvi.

2008 “Land Day: The Story of a Monument in Sakhnin”, Musawawa Center, Haifa. Curator: Dr. Tal Ben Zvi

2008 “We Didn’t Forget “, Arabelle Gallery, Haifa. Curator: Dr. Tal Ben Zvi.

2008 Solo Exhibition in the city of Bad Freienwalde, Germany. Curaor: Elke Bremmer.

2007 Solo Exhibition at the Artist’s Association KUNSTVEREIN , SCHALLSTADT Germany.

•2006 “45 Years of Creation,” Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra Gallery.
2006 “45 Years of Creation”, City Gallery, Tamra.

2002 “Visual Dialogue” Exhibition, Israel Painters and Sculptors Association, Haifa

2001 Exhibition “The Hidden and Hanging”, Eshkol Pais Community Center, Kiryat Haim.

2000 “The Hidden and Hanging” Exhibition,

• 2000 Exhibition “The Hidden and the Hanging”, Steinberg Culture House, Municipality of Holon, Holon.

1999 Exhibition “The Hidden and Hanging”, Cultural Center “Khalil Sakakini” Ramallah.

1997 Exhibition “Looking for the Hidden”, Beit Gabriel, Plant.

1996 “Al Wasti” Cultural Center, Jerusalem Curator: Sliman Mansour.

• 1996 “Khalil Sakakini” Ramallah. Curated by Dr. Adila Al Aidi.

1995 Beit Nagler Gallery, Kiryat Bialik.

1995 Artist House Gallery, Doha, Qatar.

1994 “Nagler House” gallery, Kiryat Haim.

1994 Beit Hagefen Gallery – The Jewish Arab Center, Haifa.

1994 “Nature Is Not Still”, Carmel Gallery, Dalit El Carmel. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. Israel Painters and Sculptors Association, Haifa

1991 “Beit Hagefen” Gallery – Jewish-Arab Center, Haifa.

1990 USA Cultural Center Gallery, USA Embassy, ​​Tel Aviv.
1982 Workers’ Union Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1982 Gallery of the Bouzart Museum, Brussels, Belgium.

1976 Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Friendship Gallery, Nazareth. Curator: Azmi Bishara.

1975 Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Evangelical Community Club, Shfaram.

1972 Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Artists’ House Gallery, Painters and Sculptors Association in Israel, Haifa.

1972 Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Beit Hagefen Gallery – The Jewish-Arab Center, Haifa.

1962 Fraternity Culture Club Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: C. Adam.

 

Group Exhibitions

1970-2020 Participated in more than 70 group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, among which are:
1961 Art Exhibition by the Histadrut, the Artists’ House, Haifa.
1966 5 Students Exhibition of the Academy of Art, Berlisha Tires Gallery, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Germany.
1978 An exhibition of Jewish and Arab artists from the Israeli delegation, as part of the Havana International Youth Festival, Cuba. Participated by the late Uri Lifshitz and the late Gershon Knispel.
1980 Exhibition of Jewish and Arab Artists, Nazareth Community Center.
1985 Arab Artists Exhibition, Beit Gefen Gallery The Jewish-Arab Cultural Center, Haifa.
1988 The Joint Exhibition of Israeli and Palestinian Artists “They Are Possible”, which has traveled across many European and US cities under the auspices of Cooper Union Art Academy, New York, USA. Curators: Kamal Boullata and Jonah Fisher. Israeli & Palestinian artists unite for peace: an exhibition of works on paper, the Great & Hall Gallery, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
1988 “Haifa Portrait Plus”, Haifa Museum.
1994 The joint exhibition of Arab and Jewish artists on understanding between religions in Paris, by the Paris Municipality and the Religion Understanding Organization, France.
1995 “To Where?”, Israeli-Palestinian Art Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany. Curator: Gabriella Haines.
1996 The National Exhibition of Arab Artists – “Cumulative Strata of Color,” Israel’s Painters and Sculptors Association, Haifa.
1997 Beit Hagefen-Jewish-Arab Center, as part of the holiday festival, Haifa.
1997 “Wings of Peace”, exhibition by Jewish and Arab artists, Beit Nagler Community Center Gallery, Kiryat Haim.
1997 Struck Brides and Groom’s Painters and Sculptors Association in Israel, Haifa and the North.
1997 Palestine: the Reality and the Dream, National Gallery of Art, Amman, Jordan.

1999 The Gateway, National Gallery of Art, Amman, Jordan.

2001 Group Exhibition of Haifa Municipality Prize Winners of the Herman Struck 1999, 2001, Haifa Municipality Hall, Haifa Municipality.

2002 From the Ocean to the Gulf and Beyond: Arab Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, Amman, Jordan.
2003 Annual Exhibition, Gyor City Museum, Hungary. Győr
2003 “And love for your neighbor .. – Flag and banner” – National Exhibition International Convention Center, Haifa.
2005 “Segments of the Orange”, Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery, Umm al-Fahm.
2005 “Oriental and Arab”, Jewish and Arab Artists – Six Exhibitions in Six Settlements. Treasures: Bow Shula and Zahed Deaf.
2005 “Art of Print”, Israel Painters and Sculptors Association, Haifa
2005 Annual Exhibition, Idobosurmin City Museum, Hungary.
2006 “Artist, Workshop, Print,” Israel Painters and Sculptors Association, Haifa.
2006 “Living Together”, Group Exhibition of Painters and Sculptors Association in Israel, Haifa.
2006 Annual Exhibition, Idobosurmin City Museum, Hungary.
2007 Annual Exhibition 2007, Association of Painters and Sculptors in Israel, Haifa.
2007 “Neighbors,” The Art Gallery, Beit Yigal Alon, Gnoser.
2007 Exhibition “Three Arab Artists”, Idobosurmin City Museum, Hungary.
2008 “Artists from the Mediterranean Basin”, Gudor Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Gödör
2009 Winners of 2008, Ministry of Culture and Sport Awards, Art and Design, Haim Ether Art Museum, Kibbutz Ein Harod.
2009 exhibition “Men in the Sun”. Curators: Tal Ben-Zvi and Hanna Farah. Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya.
2009 “Inspiration”, exhibition of Jewish and Arab artists, Railway Gallery, Bad Frein Walda, Germany. Curator: Alka Brimer.
2010 “Haifa, Plovdiv,” Israeli artists at Pigmalion House, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Curator: Shirley is paid.
2011 Contemporary Art Fair, Carla Bayle, France.
2011 “Snapshot”, Diagilev Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Tamar Tadmor.

2011 “Identity,” Phelan Gallery D, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2012. The Wonderland exhibition “Wonderful Land – Wonderland,” by Arab and Jewish artists by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, which wandered in Israel, Germany and the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

2012 “The Woman in the Artist’s Works”, Shfaram Culture and Art House. Curator: Ahmed Canaan.
2013 “Great Land” – Israeli and Palestinian Artists. Curator: Shirley is paid. Bundestag German Parliament Building, Berlin, Germany.
2013 “Hosted by Abed Abdi,” Members of the Jewish-Arab Cooperative Gallery in Kabri are hosted in the studio of artist Abed Abadi.
2013 “Urban Landscape”, Haifa City Museum, Curator: Inbar Dror Lex, Zohar Efron.
2014 “The profile is also aggression”, from the “Haaretz” collection, minus one gallery, Tel Aviv.
2014 “The Generous Tree – The Story of the Olive Tree”, Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery, Umm al-Fahm.
2014 “In memory of artist Issam Bader,” Zawiya Gallery, Ramallah.
2014 “Expressions of Text and Letters in Contemporary Palestinian Art”, Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery, Umm al-Fahm. Curator: Dr. Maliha Muslimani.
2015 Exhibition “Arab Architecture: Haifa” (1860-1930), City Museum, Haifa. Curator: Keren Ben Hillel and Inbar Dror Lex
2016 Pinceszint Gallery, Budapest, Hungary Pinceszint Galéria
2017 Third Identity , Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait Curator: Rulla Alami Valerie Reinhold .
2018 “Homes”, gallery at the Walled off Hotel, Bethlehem. Curator: Dr. Husni Shahada.
2018 Jewish-Arab Joint Exhibition, “1948 Haifa City Museum. Curators: Einbar Dror Lex and Dr. Majed Hamra , Sponsored by the Lottery Factory
2018 Carole Palace in Hungary, Károlyi Kastély Fehérvárcsúrgó
2019 “Twentieth Century / Middle East Art,” Sotheby’s Auction House in London, England (Sotheby’s)
2019 “Affiliate”, Dubai Design District, Dubai Treasures: Rula Alami and Nadine Khoury
2019 Karolyi Palace in Fehvarchorgu Hungary Hungary Károlyi Kastély Fehérvárcsúrgó 2019 Art Gallery 1 Budapest Budapest Hungary Bartók1 Galér ia
2019 “Dubai Art” – 13th ART Dubai – Mod
 
 

1972-1982  Chief graphic designer in the daily newspaper Al-Etihad, Journal of Cultural Affairs “El Jadeed,” and the youth journal “El Ghad.”

Book Covers and Book Illustrations

1972- 2016 Illustrated book covers and sketches for many writers and poets, including Emil Habibi, Anton Shams, Mohammed Ali Taha, Salman Nator, Samih El Kassem, Felicia Langer, Moshe Brazilian, Joseph Algazi (Galilee) and others.

Logo Design

1979 High School Logo design, Orthodox Arab High School, Haifa.
1984 Local Council logo design, Reina Municipality.
1997  Local Council logo design,  Yafia Municipality.
1988  logo design, the city of Um El Fahem Municipality.

 

Theater Decor Design

1972 Decor designer, “The Confused Sultan,” Al Nahed Theater – Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish Center, Haifa Directed by David Sharir.
1972 Decor Designer, “Cockroaches”, Theater Arts Band, Jerusalem. Directed by Samih Badran.
•1975 Decor Designer, “waiting for the left”, The popular theater in Shfaram. Director: Elias Razak.
1977 Decor Designer, Al Nahed Theater, directed by Adeeb Jahshan.
1978 Decor Designer, Beit Hagefen Theater, directed by Salim Daw.
1980 Decor Designer, Children’s Theater, directed by Orna Porat.
1981 Decor designer, “The Emperor’s Clothes”, Beit Hagefen Theater, Directed by Salim Daw and Antoine Saleh.
1983 Decor Designer, “Soldiers and Thieves,” Community Theater, Sakhnin. Directed by: Adeeb Jahshan.
1985 Decor Designer, Nazareth Municipal Theater, directed by Riyad Masarwa.
1987 Decor Designer, “The Ideal Mother”, Pigeon and Bird Stories Theater. Director: Victor Kamar.
2000 Decor Designer, Sakhnin Theater. Director: Adel Abu Ra’i.
 

1969 Participation in relief works on the facade of the Palace of Culture building in the city of Dresden, Germany, under Supervision by Prof. Gerhard Bondzin, Kulturpalast Dresden (30 x 10.5 m.
1971 Design and execution of “Spring water”, mural at the Academy of Art in the city of Dresden, Germany.
1977 Design and execution of the Land Day Monument to deepen understanding between the two peoples, Sakhnin. Together with Israeli Artist and sculptor Gershon Knispel.
1982 Participation in an environmental sculpture project, Kfar Nahaf.
1982 Design and execution of a mosaic wall on the facade of the “House of Grace” church, Haifa.
1983 Design and execution of mosaic wall, Mr. Elias College, Iblin. ( 2 m x 50m).
1984 Design and execution of a relief embossment on the local council building, Reina.
1984 Designing of the Gospel Church Square, Nazareth.
1985 Design and execution of the monument “70 years for the status of a city”, the Town Hall square, Shfaram.
1988 Relief Design and Execution, Front of Local Council Building, Iblin
1988 Relief Design on the facade of the Pais Center for Culture,  J’deida village.
1989 Cross Design and Execution, Aluminum Casting, Evangelical Church, Wadi Nisnas Neighborhood, Haifa.
1988 Design and execution of Arabesk, Al-Ghazar Mosque, Acre.
1992 Design and execution of the tomb of late author Dib Abadi, Haifa.
1994 Design and execution of the tomb of late Evangelical community leader Tawfiq Assad, Haifa.
1996 Design and execution of the tomb late writer Emil Habibi, Haifa.
1998 Design and execution of an environmental sculpture at the National Gallery, Amman, Jordan.
2000 relief design and execution, facade of the local council building,  Ixal village.
2000 Design and execution of the memorial monument, Kana village.
2001 Design and execution of the memorial, Kfar Manda.
2003 Design and execution of environmental sculpture, the “Holiday Holiday” festival in the Wadi El Nisnas neighborhood,
Haifa.
2004 Design and Execution of the Front Sculpture “The Science in Pen” (Marble and Bronze), The Academic Arab College
For education, Haifa.
2004 Design and execution of a relief project on the front of the school, “The Difference Figure” and “Girl, the Dove And the book, “Iblin High School, Iblin.
2007 Design and execution of fountain and sculpture “The Tree of Knowledge” (Aluminum and Ceramic Mosaic), High School, Zarazir village.
2007 Design and execution of environmental sculpture, the “Holiday Holiday” festival in the Wadi El Nisnas neighborhood,
Haifa.
2008 Design and execution of a “Let the Sun rise” front sculpture (Ceramics), in collaboration with the artist Haya Thomas, Elementary High School, Iblin.
2010 Design and Execution of Environmental Sculpture, “Holiday Holiday” Festival in the Wadi El Nisnas Neighborhood, Haifa.
2015 ceramics wall design and execution at the front of the International Colony of Art, Csokako, Hungary.


1977 Curator of the exhibition “Graphic Artists from Germany”, Friendship Gallery, Nazareth.
1997 Curator of the exhibition “Dialogue – Arab and Jewish Artists”, Artists’ House, Haifa.
2000 Curator of Young Artists Exhibition, Community Center, Tamra.
•2007 Curator of Jewish and Arab Children’s Exhibition “Inspired by the Neighborhood”, Arabelle Gallery, Haifa.
2008 Curator of the exhibition”Window, Dream” in partnership with curator Orna Ben Shitrit, Beit Hagefen  Jewish-Arab center, as part of the holiday of holidays festival, Haifa.
2009 curator of the exhibition “Connections” in partnership with curator Orna Ben Shitrit, Beit Hagefen Jewish-Arab center, as part of the holiday of holidays festival, Haifa.
2009 Curator of the exhibition “Caution! Art!”, a multidisciplinary art event across the city, in partnership with members of a group of local social and cultural activists, as part of the Haifa, Make Me a City community project.
2010 Curator of the exhibition “Neighboring” in  partnership with curator Inbar Dror Lex, Beit Hagefen Jewish-Arab Center, as part of the holiday of holidays festival, Haifa.
2010
Curator of Jewish and Arab Children’s Exhibition, Arbel Gallery, Haifa.
2013 Curator, Visual Memory, solo exhibition by Fouad agbaria, Um El Fahem Gallery.
2016 Exhibition curator “Bustan Khayat”, Jewish and Arab artists for the preservation of the municipal garden “Bustan Hyatt” in Haifa. Beit Hagefen Jewish-Arab Center, Haifa. In partnership with the curators: Yaela Hazut and Eyal Friedlander.
2018 Advisory Curator, International Art Colony, Csokako, Hungary.
2019 Advisory Curator, International Art Colony, Csokako, Hungary.
 

1994 Conference attended by French intellectuals and Arab and Jewish artists on “Understanding Between Religions”, organized by the Municipality of Paris, France.
2009 Conference on Reflections on East Germany, from the Department of German Culture at the University of Haifa.
2013 Conference on “Palestinian Art”, Beit Hagefen Jewish-Arab Center, Haifa.
2014 Haifa Story Festival, Family-Poetic Meeting on Refugee Experiences, Center
 Musawa, Haifa.
2016 Cultural Art Conference by the Jordanian Writers Association, Amman, Jordan.
2017 The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Conference in Tel Aviv, on the image of the German artist Of Jewish origin Lea Grundig.
2019 Conference “Tribute to artist Abed Abdi” on behalf of Orthodox Culture Club, Haifa.

Since 1963 member of the “Painters and Sculptors Association”.

1978-1982 Member of the Board, Painters and Sculptors Association.
1982-1985 Member of the Audit Committee at the Painters and Sculptors Association.
1985-1990 Member of the Board. Painters and Sculptors Association.
1993-1997 Member of the “National Culture Basket” Council of the Ministry of Education.
1995-1999 Founder of Khalil Al-Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah.
1996-1999 Founder of Ibda’a Association for the Advancement of Art in the Arab Sector and First Chair.
2014 – 2019 Founder and Chairman of the Arabelle Association for the Advancement of Visual Art in Haifa.
2015-2019 Chairman of the El Midan Theater Council, Haifa.

1973 Abed Abdi – works – a painting album.
1977 Land Day Memorial Album, Abed Abdi-Gershon Knispel.
2010 Comprehensive Catalog “50 Years of Creation.” Edited by: Dr. Tal Ben Zvi.
2013 “Tribute to my sister Lotfia” catalog, Beit Hagefen Gallery, Haifa. Curator: Dr. Ayelet Zohar.
1998-2020 Web site (http://abedabdi.com), which contains the 1955-to-date works archive, in the following languages: Arabic, Hebrew and English. The site also contains an archive of articles about me in the above languages, and a video archive.
 
Biography

Prizes and awards

1961 Sculpture Histadrut Prize.
1972 Award for the encouragement of young artists, International Youth Festival, Berlin, Germany.
1973 Herman Struck Award,  Artists Association, Haifa Municipality.
1999 German State Prize for Art Studies.
1999 Herman Struck Award,  Artists Association, Haifa Municipality.
2008 Minister of Science, Culture and Sports Award in the field of plastic art for 2008
2010 Honorary Citizen,  Haifa City Municipality.
2019 Palestine Prize,  the Palestinian President and the Ministry of Culture.

Other:

1993 World Rotary Organization, in recognition of the contribution to peace.
1997 World Rotary Organization, in recognition of its contribution to encouraging understanding between nations.
1999 “All Elarav” newspaper.
2004 Haifa Orthodox High School Alumni Association.
2008 Honorary Mention, The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures
2009 Arab Artists Association “Ibda’a”
2009 Community Center, Yafia.
2011 Castle Municipality.
2014 Local Council Iblin.
2016 Ministry of Culture, PA.
2017 Jordanian Writers Association.
2018 Taibe Municipality.
2019 Haifa Culture Club, on behalf of the Orthodox Church, Haifa.
Biography

Public and private collections

The British Museum in London, United Kingdom
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National Gallery of the Arts, Amman, Jordan.
D.A.F Museum, Beirut Lebanon, and Dr. Ramsey Dalall’s Collection in London, England. 
Amos Shoken Collection – Haaretz Newspaper.
• The Bank of Palestine Collection.
• Archive of the Office of the President of the State, Budapest, Hungary.
• Budapest Bishop’s Office – Estergum, Hungary.
• Dresden Academy of Art, Germany.
• Dar Al Nimer Collection, Beers, Lebanon.
• Luciano Benton Collection, Rome, Italy. 
• Kiyan Collection, Beirut, Lebanon.
• The Art Gallery, Umm al-Fahm.
• Hagar Gallery, Tel Aviv.
• Ministry of Culture Archive, Sofia, Bulgaria.
• The Israel Museum Archive.
• Princess Vijdan Ali Collection, Amma, Jordan.
• Archive of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.
• Oldenburg Municipality, Germany 
• Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Conversion, Hungary Győr
• Municipal Museum of Contemporary  Art, Hajduböszörmény, Hungary. 
• Palestine Museum USA.
• Collection of the International Art Colony

Luna Art Fund

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The Wandering Museum in the Works of Abed Abdi

In 1962 my father held his first exhibition in Tel Aviv initiated by left-wing activists such as Gila Balas and her husband Shimon along with the poet Issam Al-Abassi and others. This event provided great cultural feedback as he was also elected to membership of the Artists Committee. He was twenty years old at the time and was the youngest and the first Arab artist to become a member of the committee.  

Last update: June, 2020.

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