MODHIR AHMED

Born 1956, Baghdad, Iraq.

EDUCATION

1974-79, BFA, Institute of Fine Arts-Baghdad, Iraq

1981-86, MFA, Academy of Fine Arts-Warsaw, Poland

1990-91, Computer Graphics- Skövde, Sweden

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1986       Gallery Promocyjna – Warsaw, Poland

1992       The Museum of Art – Gothenburg, Sweden

1993       Gallery Konstnärshuset – Stockholm, Sweden

1997       Museum of Art – Västerås, Sweden

1997       Museum of Art – Stadshuskuben – Falkenberg, Sweden

1998       The Graphic Society Gallery – Oslo

1999       Gallery Grafiska Sällskapet – Stockholm

2003       Art Hall – Ludvika, Sweden

2004       Gallery Bergman – Stockholm, Sweden

2004       Gallery ZPAP Pod Podloga – Lublin, Poland

2005       Gallery Grafcki Kolektiv – Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

2005       Arts Center – Leksand, Sweden

2007       JICPB Cube Gallery – Bøvlingbjerg, Denmark

2007       JICPB Cube Gallery – Portree, Scotland

2007       ‘Artist´s Book’ Grafikens Hus – Mariefred, Sweden

2008       JICPB Cube Gallery, Jarnac, France

2008       JICPB Cube Gallery – Alexandria, Egypt

2008       JICPB Cube Gallery – Ichinomiya, Japan

2009       GTL Bialystok, Poland

2010       Ahlbergshallen Arrangör: Östersund Konstklubb Östersund, Sweden

2010       8e Triennale De Chamalières, France

2012      Modhir Ahmed: 35 years Retrospective – Dalarnas Museum, Sweden

2012       Lord of the Earth” 35 years Retrospective Exhibition – Ålgården Gallery, Borås, Sweden

2016       Winter Stories – Gallery Astley, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

2018       Art Anunnaki, Konstlitografiska museet, Tidaholm Sweden

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1984       Gallery Studio (Pracownia 1) – Warsaw, Poland

1987       Museum Norblin – Warsaw; Gallery L – Elblang, Poland

1991       The Art Hall of Lilievalchs – Stockholm, Sweden

1999       Christina Lindeberg and Modhir Ahmed, Swedish Printmakers´ Association – Stockholm

2000       Four Printmakers from Falun Picasso and Miró, Lithography Museum – Tidaholm, Sweden

2001       ARTitektur Grafikens Hus – Mariefred, Sweden

2003       Impact, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2005       Test Gallery (100 year Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw) – Warsaw, Poland

2005       Printmaking Centre HELIOS, Municipality of Neapolis – Thessaloniki, Greece

2006       Avesta Art, Space, Rhythm, Room – Avesta, Sweden

2006       Swedish Collection Print, Grafikens Hus – Mariefred, Sweden

2006       Saloon East 12 Printmakers from Poland, Art Gallery – Rättvik, Sweden

2007       Print Exhibition, Albareh Art Gallery – Bahrain

2007       Dar al Funoon Gallery – Kuwait

2007       ‘Edge’, Hanmi Photograph Museum – Seoul, Korea

2008       3ars Wikström, Jordi Arkö and Modhir Ahmed – Faculty of Fine Arts, Center For Graphic Art & Visual

Researchs, Belgrade – Serbia

2009       Spring Exhibition, Grafikens Hus Mariefred, Sweden

2010       IRAQ: Two Faces, AlBareh Gallery, Bahrain

2010       Art In Iraq Today Part I – Meem Gallery, Dubai

2011       Art in Iraq Today – Solidere/Meem Gallery – Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon

2012       Grafik – Al Markiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar

2013       In Dialogue – The Waterline Gallery, Bahrain

2013       The 11th Baltic States Biennale of Graphic Art, Kaliningrad – Konigsberg

2014       Swedish participants in  The 11th Baltic States Biennale of Graphic Art, Sjöhästen Gallery – Nyköping, Sweden

2014       40×40 Hörnan Gallery – Falun, Sweden

2018       Swedish artists in shanghai

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

1983       2nd International Exposition (Petit Format de Papier) Belgium

1984       7th Norwegian International Print Biennale – Fredrikstad, Norway

1987       10th Polish Prints – Lódz, Poland

1988       International Drawing Triennial – Wroclaw, Poland

1989       International Mini Print Biennale – Lódz, Poland

1992       Drawing Triennial Skellefteå – Sweden

1992       10th Norwegian International Print Triennial – Fredrikstad, Norway

1993       International Print Triennial – Ljubljana, Slovenia

1994       1st International Mini Print Exhibition – Belgrad, Jugoslavia

1995       Miniart – Olofström, Sweden

1995       11th Norwegian International Print Triennial – Fredrikstadm, Norway

1995       Jubilee Exhibition (Trondhjems Kunstforening) – Trondheim, Norway

1995       Print Triennial Umeå – Luleå, Sweden

1996       International Print Triennial Graphica Creativa – Jyväskylä, Finland

1997       International Print Triennial – Cracow, Poland

1997       INTERGRAFIA 97- World Winners Gallery of Modern Art – Katowice, Poland

1998       11th Tallinn Print Triennial – Estonia

1998       4th Sapporo International Print Biennale – Japan

98-99      IV Linocut Today Städtische Gallerie Bietighem – Bissingen, Germany

1999       International Senefelder – Stiftung Offenbach am Main, Germany

1999       12th Norwegian International Print Triennial – Fredrikstad, Norway

2000       Xth Józef Gielniak Graphic Art Competition – Jelenia Góra, Poland

2000       International Miniprint Triennial – Lahti, Finland

2001       10th International Print and Drawing Biennale, Taiwan

2002       11th International Small Graphic Forms – Lódz, Poland

2003       Graficki Kolektiv, Belgradoch Cultural Center – Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

2003       X International Small Graphic Forms and Ex-libris – Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland

2003       International Biennale of Drawing and Graphic Arts – Györ, Hungary

2003       International Print Triennial – Cracow, Poland

2004       Lessedra Miniprint Annual – Bulgaria

2004       12th International Exposition (Petit Format de Papier) – Belgium

2004       13th Seoul-Space International Print Biennale, Korea

2004       La Collecte Deux Project – Denmark, Serbia, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Luxembourg

2005       Imagining the Book II International Exhibition – Alexandria, Egypt

2005       XIIth International Small Graphic Forms – Lódz Poland

2006       5th Egyptian Internatioal Print Triennial – Cairo, Egypt

2006       International Print Triennial – Cracow, Poland

2006       7e trinnale de Chamalières – Mondial de l´Estampe et de la Gravure Originale – France

2006       The BA Second International Biennale for the Artist´s Book – Alexandria, Egypt

2006       International Print and Lithography Symposium – Tidaholm, Sweden

2007       International Miniprint Triennial – Lahti, Finland

2007       Falun Triennial 2007- Falun, Sweden

2008       The 1st Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial IMPRINT, Warsaw – Poland

2009       VI International Biennial of Engraving, Cremona – ITALY

2012       Jury Exhibition, MTG PrintArt Krakow-Katowice- Krakow Triennale – Poland

SELECTED AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

1986       Polish Cultural Department Scholarship – Warsaw, Poland

1992       The 10th Norwegian International Print Triennial – Fredrikstad, Norway (Jury prize)

1995       The 11th Norwegian International Print Triennial – Fredrikstad, Norway (1st prize)

1997       The Annie Bergman Graphic Fund – Sweden

1999       Schreiters Travel Scholarship, Grafikens Hus – Mariafred, Sweden

2000       Alfred Nobel Art Scholarship – Karlskoga, Sweden

Xth Józef Gielniak Graphic Art Competition – Jelenia Góra, Poland (Distinction)

2002       11th International Small Graphic Forms – Lódz, Poland (Medal of Honour)

2003       Print Triennale-Kraków-2003 – Kraków, Poland (Award of Canson Poland)

2006       5th Egyptian International Print Triennial – Cairo, Egypt (Triennial prize)

Award of Andrioll Drawing Competition – Naleczow, Poland

7e Triennale De Chamalières – France (Jury prize)

2008       13th International Small Graphic Forms – Lódz, Poland (Medal of Honour)

2009       2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial 2009 – China (Guanlan International Print Prize)

International Drawing Triennial MANU PROPRIA, 2009 – Tallinn, Estonia International Print Triennale-Kraków-

2009 – Poland (Statutory Award of the MTG)

EXECUTIVE JURY MEMBER

1992-2010            Falu Print Triennial – Falun, Sweden

2012                     MTG PrintArt Krakow-Katowice- Krakow Triennale – Poland

2014                     Imprint – Warsaw, Poland

2018                     10th Polish Print Triennial – Katowice, Poland