Mohamed Al-Amery

Country: 
Jordan
General: 

Jordanian artist and poet, headed the Jordanian Plastic Arts Association, member of the Jordanian Art Critics Association, the Jordanian Writers Association and the Arab Writers Union. Currently Director of the Arts Department and Chief Editor of  the Ministry of Culture’s “Al Funun” Magazine.

Since 1983, Amery held 15 solo exhibitions in Jordan (at Lines, 4 Walls, Orfali Gallery, Orient Gallery, Hammurabi Gallery, and the Royal Cultural Center) and abroad (namely, the House of Literature in Munich, Germany, and Space Gallery in Dubai, U.A.E.).

Participated in the International Biennale held in Sharjah, Cairo, Teheran, Bangla Desh, the Cairo Triennale for Graphic Arts, the Alexandria Biennale for Graphic Arts, as well as numerous group exhibitions in China, the United States, Greece, Sweden, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain, Bangla Desh, Germany, Algeria and Saudi Arabia.

Took part in various local and international art workshops, including:

The International Symposium on Drawing, Lebanon (2002)

The Dubai Symposium on Mural Painting (2003)

The Bahrain International Graphics Symposium (2003)

“A Tale of Two Cities” workshop, organized by the European Union (2005)

Hand made Paper Workshop, The Faculty of Art and Design, Jordan University (2005)

Handmade Paper Workshop, The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (2006)

Was member of an international art jury in Bahrain, Oman and Jordan; acted as an art critic at the Sharjah Biennale and the Al-Mahabba Biennale (Syria), in Sudan, Bahrain and Germany.

Amery is the winner of several awards in the fields of art and literature:

Best Collection of Arabic Poems (1994), Jordanian Writers Association.

Third Prize at the Homage to Lorca Competition, Instituto Cervantes, Amman (1998).

Appreciation Award, “Thinking with Your Hands” competition, Instituto Cervantes, Amman (2001).

First Prize at the Teheran Biennale (2006)

Amery’s artworks were part of Christies’ International Auction, Dubai (2007)

Prize at the korafi biennale – kuwait - 2008

   First prize in the competition creativity - Faculty of Arts University - Philadelphia -2014.

 The grand prize in the art competition - the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts in 2014.