Mona Saudi

Country: Jordan

Title:  Formation

Medium: Limestone

Size: 40 x 30 x 10 cm

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Saudi was born in Amman, Jordan. She graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1973. Influenced by the art of Constantin Brancusi, she works predominantly in stone. Saudi has created a number of large-scale sculptures for public spaces currently on display in Paris and throughout Jordan. She is well loved for her early publication of drawings and writings of Palestinian children living in refugee camps in the book, In Time of War: Children Testify (1970). An arts activist, she has organized many international exhibitions in support of Palestine. Having lived in Paris and Beirut, Lebanon for many years, Saudi has recently returned to Jordan to establish a creative center for sculpture and the Arts. Her work is in museum collections throughout the world.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Al-Balkaa Art Gallery, Fuheis, Jordan, 1992; Gallery 50 x 70, Beirut, Lebanon, 1992; Al-Salmieh Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1985; Alia Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan, 1983; Galerie Épreuve d'Artiste, Beirut, 1982; Galerie Elissar, Beirut, 1981; Galerie Contemporain, Beirut, 1975; Gallery One, Beirut, 1973; and Galerie Vercamer, Paris, 1971.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 1994; Atelier Art Public, Paris, 1993; Jordanian Contemporary Art, Ontario, Canada, 1991; Arab Contemporary Art, Paris, 1987; and Arab Contemporary Art, London, 1983.
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