Hosni Radwan

Hosni Radwan, born in 1955, is a graduate of the prestigious Fine Arts College of Baghdad in 1978. Radwan is an incredible academic talent as a painter and a graphic designer and has a career of almost 30 years.

The list of the international solo exhibitions that Radwan has taken part of is too long to outline but includes essential presentations in Tunis, Tokyo, Nicosia, Jerusalem, Kuwait, Belgium, Moscow, Cairo, Jakarta, Al-Sharjah, Canada, New York, Qatar, and Italy.

Hosni’s depiction of quirky and unusual symbols from daily life such as a fly or a bouquet of flowers not only showcase his impressive sketching skills but also suggests an extraordinary power of observation.

He mixes acrylics with sand, wood and paper and other visible and tangible objects, creating a kind of mounds that surround his works and their special, abstract world. Radwan works at several levels using a mixture of acrylics and sand to open before us a mobile and dismantled world that resembles a sustainable space with all of its different components, reactions and subjective chaos.

In the works in which he utilises ink and watercolours on paper, he generates a strong feeling of music and sophism, giving a kind of soul to the paper.

Events >>>

  • 1980 Ten Palestinian Artists Exhibition, Belgium
  • 1981 Palestinian Art Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
  • 1984 Cairo Biennial, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1985 Arab Modern Art Exhibition / Live Art Center, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1986-89 JAALA Committee Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 Jakarta Biennial, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1997 Al-Sharjah Biennial, Al-Sharjah, UAE
  • 1997 Mediterranean Exhibition of Arts, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2000 Modern Art Exhibition(Palestine Key to Culture & Peace) Forties Michelangelo, Italy
  • 2001 Days of Palestinian Culture Exhibition, Canada
  • 2001 Palestinian Art Exhibition, United Nation, New York, USA
  • 2001 Cactus Exhibition, Bissan Gallery, Doha, Qatar

Exhibitions >>>

  • 1983, Attasswer Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1984, Hall of Municipality, Sfax, Tunisia
  • 1985, Space Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991, Epocallipso Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1996, M.Siyyam Hall, Ministry of Culture, Ramallah, Occupied Palestine
  • 1998 AlMattal Gallery, Ramallah, Occupied Palestine
  • 1999 Alwasiti Art Center, Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine
  • 2000 Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Occupied Palestine
  • 2001 Al-Orphali Riwaq, Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2002 Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Occupied Palestine
  • 2003 Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Occupied Palestine
  • 2005 Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Occupied Palestine
  • 2008 National Council Gallery, Kuwait, Kuwait

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