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MALVA
OMAR HAMDI
Born in 1952 in AI-Hasaka, Tel Naief/ Syria. Worked as a graphic artist for the Syrian Press, where he also wrote articles on Artistic Criticism. Settled in Vienna since 1978 and now holds the Austrian Nationality. Member of the General Federation of Austrian Artists and the UNESCO. Member of the Künstlerhaus, Vienna. His works are acquired by art collectors and dealers, art galleries and exhibitions, museums, banks and Ministries of Culture, in addition to a large number of private property acquisitions in America, Canada, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Japan, Russia and Emirates. Malva Omar Hamdi lives and works in Vienna.
 
ONE MAN EXHIBITION/ Selection
1976-1977            People's Art Hall at Damascus! National Museum of Aleppo
1987       Palffy Palace, Vienna
1989       Austrian Central Bank, Vienna; Art Gallery, Chicago; Lyzon Art Gallery, Tennessee, Nashville; Gallery Kral, San Francisco; Gallery Arnot, New York; Gallery Ambassador, New York. 1990       Gallery L'Atelier, Vienna; Gallery Celeste, Vienna; Stadtmuseum-Rostockvilla, Klosterneuburg.
1991       Gallery Frankenstein, Berlin
1992       Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, Paris
1993       Gallery Art Forum - International Contemporary Art, Vienna ; AI-Sayed Art Gallery, Atassy Gallery, Damascus.
1994 – 1998         Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Florida.
2000       Green Art Gallery, Dubai
2000       Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach. 2002       Rochan Gallery, Jeddah; Hewar Gallery, Riad
2003-2007            Art Expo, New York
2008       Art House, Gallery Kamel, Damascus
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ Selection
1980 – 1992         Exhibitions of the General Federation of Austrian Artists, in Austria and abroad.
1985       World Exhibition of the United Nations Office, Vienna.
1989       Art Festival Messepalast, Vienna; Art House, Göppingen, Germany.
1985 – 1993         The Annual World Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany.
1989       International Fair of Contemporary Art/ Madrid Arco 89, Spain.
1990       International Fair of Contemporary Art/ Milano EXPO 90, Italy.
1991       Art Jonction International, Nice, France.
1992       Bolognafiere/ Contemporary Art Festival, Bologna, Italy; Auro Art, Verona; Künstlerhaus, Graz; EXPO Sevilla, Spain; Friendship and Peace Festival, Latakia , Syria
1993       International Fair of Contemporary Art! Budapest Art Expo
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1996       Gallery Breitenbach, Una, Germany.
1994 -1997           Second International Festival of Shajah/Art Biennale
1999       Informelle Tendenzen im Künstlerhaus, Vienna.
2001       Museum of Modern Art, Biennale Cairo
2001       Artuell, BeiruU Atassy Gallery Damas
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2002       History Museum Vienna - Rathaus; New York Art Fair
2003       National Museum Cracow, Poland
2003       Museum of Modern Art, Tehran
2004       Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts, Montreal
2007       Museum of American University - Art Center, Washington
2008       Art House/ Damascus - Kunstler Haus/ Vienna.
2009       53, Biennale de Venezia  

BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON HIS WORKS
Malva Omar Hamdi, Life and Color, in Arabic, Damascus, 1976 Malva Omar Hamdi, Life and Work, in German, Vienna 1987, by Dr. S. Kaiser. Malva, A Critical Study, in English and German by Nicolai Meikofski, published in 1991 by the Art Gallery, New York. Malva, Impressionist Works, in English, published by Gallery Arnot, New York, 1991; in German by Gallery L'Atelier, A Critical and Analytical Study by Andre Manzano. Malva, Omar Hamdi, 20 Years of Oil Painting, Art Forum, Vienna, 1994.
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