Born in Beirut, multidisciplinary artist, publisher and curator Abed Al Kadiri double majored in Arabic Literature and Fine Arts. His work focuses on the notion of translating violence, investigating repressed personal and collective traumatic experiences, while emphasizing the destruction of cultural
heritage, migration, and belonging.
Al Kadiri’s most recent solo exhibitions include: “October 17, 2019. Diaries of the Lebanese Revolution” at Cromwell Place, London, UK (2021) and
“Today, I Would Like to be a Tree” at Galerie Tanit, Beirut (2020).
Al Kadiri has also participated in several group exhibitions regionally and internationally. His work can be found in private and public collections such as The British Museum (London), Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris), The World Bank (Washington), Arab Fund (Kuwait).
In 2017, he was awarded the Sursock Museum’s Jury Award at the 32nd Salon d’Automne.
Apart from his artistic practice, he has worked as an art critic before becoming the Director of Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait from 2012-2015. In 2017. he cofounded Dongola Limited Editions, a leading publishing house that positions artist’s books as an artistic contemporary practice from the Arab World.