Ali Jabbar (b. Missan, 1963) is a graduate of Baghdad’s Institute of Fine Arts (1987) and Academy of Fine Arts (1990) and has a Graphic Design diploma from KKA Copenhagen School. He has held solo exhibitions including KM235 Gallery, Hamburg, 1994, Torre Vella Museum Salou, 2002, Hernin Art Musuem, Herning, 2005, Hay Hill Gallery (an exhibition with fifty-two works by Auguste Rodin), London; and Karim Gallery, Amman, 2011. Jabbar has participated in numerous group exhibitions, festivals and biennales including Modern Iraqi Art, National Art Museum, Baghdad, 1984; Baghdad Group Exhibitions, Citizen Culture house, Copenhagen, 1996; International Sculpture Symposium, Beirut, 2000; Tehran International Biennial, Tehran Museum Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2005; and the Painting Symposium, Normandy, 2010. His awards include First Prize in Painting (1985) and Third Prize in Painting (1987), Iraqi Modern Arts Festival, Baghdad; First Prize in Sculpture, Dubai Sculpture Symposium, Dubai, 2005; and First Prize in Sculpture, Tehran Sculpture Symposium, Tehran, 2007. Jabbar, who is both a painter and sculptor, will be exhibiting his sculptural works at Meem. He has stated that his sculptures ‘look like edifices and remnants of civilisations from vanished ages, which I observe anew with a modern eye.’ Public works by the artists include five stone monuments in Turkey, one in Oman, Bahrain and Beirut. He lives and works in London.