Jehad Al Ameri
Jehad Al-Ameri was born in Jordan in 1977, and is currently working on his PhD in Fine Arts at the University of Granada, Spain. He earned his Master's degree in Fine Arts from Al Yarmouk University in Jordan in 2010, and his BA in Fine Arts from Baghdad University in 2002. The artist has participated in more than fifty group exhibitions both inside and outside Jordan, including “Lorca, Al-Bayyati: A Celebration of Poetry” at the Orfali Gallery in Amman (2007) and “Four Artists from Jordan” at ArtSpace Gallery in Dubai (2006), also showing work at galleries in Lebanon, Egypt, Italy, the United States, Greece, Spain, Morocco, and Yemen. He has had six solo exhibitions including "Two Poets Alive," which took place at the Euro-Arabi Foundation in Granada, Spain (2012), "Jerusalem, First of the Thresholds" at Al-Mashriq Gallery in Amman (2009), and “Shrine” at Gallery Garage in Switzerland (2007). Al Ameri completed a two-month artist's residency in Switzerland in 2006, and his awards include Second Prize at the annual exhibition of the Jordanian Plastic Artists Association in 2006 and First Prize in the field of Painting at the Jordan Youth Festival in 2005. His works form part of the permanent collections of a number of cultural institutions, including the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (Amman), the Khalid Shoman Foundation (Amman), the Urbino Universal Center for Etching (Italy), the Pro Helvetia Foundation (Switzerland), and the Cultural Center for Arts (Toledo, Spain), among others. Al Ameri is a member of the Jordanian Plastic Artists Association. These days, he lives and works between Amman and Granada.