Resmi Al Kafaji​

He was born in Diywania, Iraq. There he earned a degree in art from the Institute of Fine Arts of Bagdad, then later from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence, Italy.

He partecipated in various exhibitions in Iraq until 1977 when he moved to Italy.

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Resmi Al Kafaji

 

Solo exhibitions
2019 Pathways. Albareh Art Gallery, Manama, (BH)

         Pathways 2, Wadi finan Gallery, Amman,(JO)
2018 Earth and moon, Studio 38 Contemporary Art Gallery, Pistoia, (IT)
2017 Two memories, Zetaeffe Gallery, Florence, (IT)
2016 other homelands 1, Orfali Art Gallery, Amman, (JO)
         other homelands 2, Albareh Art Gallery, Manama, (BH)
         other homelands 3, Artspace Hamra, Beirut, (LB)
2014 Autunno, Galleria Immaginaria, Florence, (IT)

2012 Canti Andalusi, Galleria Immaginaria, Florence, (IT)

2008 Thirty years of distance, Zinc exposities galerie, Bergen, (NL)
1999 Stadsbiblioteket, Goeteborg (S);

      L’albero della vita, Galleria La Spirale, Prato, (IT)
1997 Galleria La Spirale, Prato, (IT)
1996 Tamuz Gallery, Bruxelles (B)
1993 Polivalent Hall, Montemurlo, Prato, (IT)
1989 Galleria Alfa, Milano, (IT)
1984 Gallery of the Town Hall, Rignano sull’Arno -Florence, (IT)
1983 Municipal Gallery, Troghi, Florence, (IT)

 

Participation in Art Fair

2022    Egypt Art Fair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2020   padova Art fair -Italy

2015    Art London; London (UK)

2015    Beirut Art Fair, Beirut (LB)

2017    Art Abu Dhabi   

2017     Wopart, Lugano (CH)

2016    Art Dubai, Dubai (AE),,

2011    The Mystical Self VideoArtVerona,(IT)

2011    La rincorsa della lepre, Brolo,Messina; Festart

            VideoArtFestival (IT)

          –  Festart VideoArtFestival – Forum di Ancona Culture as resource and value, teatro delle Muse- Ancona,(IT)

           – 2011 Videoarte, Neon campobase, Bologna,(IT) 

           – VisualContainer, Milano; Ars gratia artis,

1018   Art-karlusruhe, Karlusruhe (D), 

1983    Fiera d’Arte, Messine (IT), 15th Biennal International of                                                                             

            Fair Arts, Ljubljana (SLO)

1998    Etruria Arte, Venturina –Leghorn (IT)

2011     Videoarte, Neon campobase, Bologna,(IT) 

2010    3rd Bagasbas Beach International Eco Art Festival, The            

                        Philippines.

2010         – Magmart Festival, PAN, Palazzo delle arti, Naples and Museum of contemporary art of Casoria, Casoria, (IT) 

 

 Group exhibition

 

2019   Gallery Immaginaria

2018   Astrattismo-Sguardi, curated by I.Gualtieri e I.Magni, Borghetto di Bagnolo, Montemurlo (

            – Bagdad mon amour,  curated by Morad Montazami, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris (F); 

            – Selection|Cultural Narratives,Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, (AE)

2017   Locura Follia, curated by L.Gensini, Biblioteca Lazzerini, Prato, (IT)
            – Mosaico, Gallerie ZetaEffe, Firenze, (IT)

            – Palazzi d’arte, Studio38contemporary art, Pistoia (IT)

2016   Tandem in tandem, curated by G.Giusti, case d’arte-via d. mattonaia, Florence, (IT ) 

2014   Oltrevisore-Albume convivial art project, Cuneo, (IT)

2013   21 Cuori, Atelier Giardino Colgante, Prato,(IT)

            –  ALTER EGO Ex-chiesa di San Giovanni Gerosolimitano. Prato ,( IT)

           – Il linguaggio universale dell’arte, C.A.O.S Museum,                                                                                         
             Palazzo Primavera, Terni, (IT)
2012   Dove Sta “Za”? 110 Artisti Per i 110 Anni di Zavatini, Quadro 0,96, Fiesole, (IT)

            –  Dialoguing Textures. ex-chiesa Di San Giovanni Gerosolimitano, Prato, (IT)

           –  Incontro. Artisti K0, Auditorium – Centro per l’ arte  contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato,(IT)

 

 

 

2011   Galleria La Corte, Florence, (IT)

2010   Visioni irachene, videoart, Sala Altana, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; 

            – FestArt VideoArt Festival, Macro Testaccio, Museum of                           

             contemporary art of Rome, Rome,(IT)

             – Ravello LAB, Torre Maggiore di Villa San Rufolo, Ravello, (IT)

            – Magmart Festival,,PAN, Palazzo delle arti, Naples

            – Museum of contemporary art of Casoria, Casoria,(IT)

2009   Sulla propria pelle, Villa Vogel, Florence; Galleria Roos, Greve in Chianti, (IT)

2008   15 artisti x 111 sms, Andrea Del Sarto, Florence, (IT)
2005   Il Cassero, Prato (IT)
2003   Artisti del Novecento pratese, Santa Caterina, Prato (I); Kufa Gallery, London (UK)
2002   Theatre of Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)
2001   Company Gallery, Utrecht (NL); Mokum Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
2000   Brunei Gallery, London (UK)

1996   Konst Ustalling, Goeteborg (S)

1995   Galleria CEPAC, Prato (IT)
1993   Galleria La Spirale, Prato (I), I colori del mondo, S.Bartolo a Cintoia, Florence (IT); I colori del mondo, Galleria DEA, Florence (IT)
1989   L’arte che non esiste, Palazzo Valentini, Rome (IT)
1988   Galerie Nuovo Aleph, Milan (IT)
1984   Circolo Brecht, Milan (IT)
1982     Municipal Art Space, Paris (F), Sirian Center Cultural, Damascous (SYR);1982    Folklore Museum, Rome (IT)
              Palazzo Parte Guelfa- Municipal Gallery, Florence (I), Palazzo Ca’ Giustiniani- Municipal Gallery, Venise (IT)
1978     Exhibition of Iraqi Artists, Municipal Gallery, Perugia (IT)

Bibliography

Biennal International of Fine Arts (cat.), Moderna Galerya Jugoslavija, Ljubljana, 1983
La grafica di Resmi Kadhim, Comune di Rignano s/Arno, Florence 1984
Etruria Arte -Centro di iniziativa per le attività creative, Lalli editore, Leghorn 1988
I colori del mondo (cat.), Comune di Firenze, Q4 e Associazione AEAOA, Florence 1993
Le sabbie del deserto (cat.), Comune di Montemurlo, Florence 1993
L’albero della vita, (cat.) Galleria Spirale, Prato 1999
F. Riccomini, Storia delle arti figurative nella Prato del tardo Novecento, Ed.
Le Polene, Prato, 2003
AAVV. 15 artisti x 111 sms, cat., Florence 2008
Thirty years of distance, cat., Florence 2008

AAVV, ArtVerona, VideoartVerona, Cat., 2011

AAVV, Ars gratia artis, cat., Florence 2011
Resmi Al Kafaji, Chiaroscuro, ed Fratini, 2014
Resmiti Al Kafaji, Other homelands, monografia, ed. Fratini, 2016

AAVV,  Locura follia, cat.ediz. limitata a cura G. Maestre, Prato, 2017
AAVV, Astrattismo, Sguardi, curated by Italia Gualtieri e Ilaria Magni, Prato, 2018
Resmi Al Kafaji, Pathways, monography, 2018.

 

 

His works are in the collection of C.A.O.S Museum Terni, Museum of contemporary art of Casoria, Casoria (CE)Italy, and Museum of Arts and Antiquities, Al Qadissiya University, Diywania Iraq, National gallery of Jordan- Amman, Museum and Exhibition of Arab World Institute-Paris ,and in private art collections in Italy, The Netherland, Switzerland, Great Britain and arabic countries.

www.resmiarte.eu  resmi1@libero.it     tel. 0039 3476356751.