Saadi Al Kaabi:
Contemporary Artist born in Najaf/Iraq held many solo exhibitions
and participated in several exhibitions in Baghdad, Paris, Rome, new
York, Moscow, Stockholm, Berlin, Prague, Beijing, Ankara, and all
the Arabic countries.
Diploma of fine art in 1960, Baghdad-Iraq.
Participated in the following exhibitions and festivals:
1998 The international festival of plastic arts and graphics,
1990 The 3rd international European Asia biennale – Ankara, Turkey.
1986 The first biennale of Baghdad and the second in 1988, Baghdad –
1986 The 3rd biennial of Dacca, Bangladesh.
1986 The first Cairo Biennial, Egypt.
1982 The 5th Triennial of India, New Delhi – India.
1981 Kuwait Biennial – Kuwait.
1980 Cagnes - sur - mer, festival, France.
1976 Venice Biennial, Italy.
Awarded the following prizes:
1998 Award of Excellence from the international festival of graphics
1990 The 3rd Award of the 3rd international European Asia biennale –
1986 The golden Prize of Dacca biennale.
1982 The Silver prize of the 5th triennial of India.
1981 The golden Prize of Kuwaiti biennale.
1980 The Honorable Award of Cagnes – sur – mer festival, France.
His paintings are displayed at the following museums:
New Delhi, Prague, Lisbon, Stockholm, Baghdad, Amman, and Doha.
1981 – 1985 / Director of the theatre production in the cinema and
theatre foundation and theatre and he designed the decoration of
many plays and movies. 1985 – 1988 / Director of The Artistic
Culture in the ministry of Culture.
1985 – 1987 / founder & head of The Iraqi plastic art club.
1986 – 1990 / he was elected as a President of the Iraqi plastic
1999 / he was chosen as a member of the international jury of Dacca
biennale - Bangladesh.
2004 / he was chosen as a member of the jury of Islamic art biennale
Tehran - Iran.
He also has a daughter and son
engaged in the art field