Ihsan Albandak

Country: Jordan
Nationality: Jordanian
Company: bandakart


Graphic artist, designer, collector, gallery director, and curator of art projects.


1980–1984  B.A. in studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

1986-1988 Masters Degree in Fine Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, Usa

2011-2012 Phd in Art history, university of Illinois at Chicago, usa
Professional Experience
2009-Present Drawing and painting professor at NYIT university.

2008-2009  Vice prisdent of the Jordanian plastic arts association.

2004-1992-present  Bandakart International gallery founder and general manager.

1986–1993 Graphic Artist & Designer (producing of educational illustrations, posters, advertising materials, publications and movies), Educational Technology Center, University of Jordan

1993–1997  Head of Educational Technology Department (producing of educational illustrations, posters, advertising materials, publications and organized design courses for school staff), National Orthodox School, Amman, Jordan

1987–2004  Director and founder of Bouran Art Gallery (Lectures in graphic art and design; organization of art & graphic projects and courses and producing related art and design publications and materials), Bouran Art Gallery , Amman, Jordan

1980–2004  Member of the Jordanian Plastic Arts Association

1988–1989  Acdma Advertising campaign, Wall painting, Sculpture and advertising materials –posters, publications and etc.
Selected Exhibitions

2011: Art exhibition “ Jordanian colors” at bandakart international gallery, Amman-Jordan.

2010: Art exhibition “flowers from Lebnnon”,Beirut, Lebanon.

2009: Personal art Exhibition “ missing square “at  bandakart international gallery, Amman-Jordan.

2008: Participated in the Contemporary Art from Jordan

          Exhibition in New Delhi/ India –Arab Partnership


2007: Arab Cultural Center in San Francesco

2006: Wilde Meyer Gallery, Arizona, USA

2005: Art show at Heritage Renaissance Enterprise, Chicago

2004: Solo exhibition at University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

2003: Poster Art Show, Arab Center, Los Angelos, Chicago and Boston

1999: Shaheen Gallery, Lebanon

1993: National Orthodox School

1990, 1993: Bouran Art Gellary, Jordan

1989: Young Jordanian Artists, R CC, Jordan

1987: Goethe Institute, Jordan

1987: University of Jordan

1982: Smith Gallery, Boston, USA

1981:University of Illinois
Selected curated & organized art projects & exhibitions
1997–2012 More than 35 exhibitions of Jordanian and Arab Artists in Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon and USA,  Bandak Art International Amman, Jordan

More than 40 art projects (Graphics, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, and sculpture) in Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon and USA
Recent Projects
The pictures of Jerusalem and The Holly land – a project documents more than 450 rare pictures of the early 20th century city and the holly places. The project included the production of a book; posters and other publication beside a virtual CD and web site.





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