Jaafar Al Oraibi

b. 1976, Manama, Bahrain; lives and works in Bahrain

Jaffar Al Oraibi is a Bahraini multimedia artist and painter. He was born in 1976 in Manama, Bahrain. Al Oraibi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Bahrain and is a member of the Bahrain Fine Arts Society. Al Oraibi creates multimedia art using a meticulous process involving observation, layered sketches, etching, incision, and collaging. His work explores the individual's role in society and society’s relationship with the environment. The artist emphasizes the importance of the laborious process as a component of his work that allows room for a multilayered, nuanced narrative. Al Oraibi’s dominant usage of gestural, chaotic markings often highlights the feeling of alienation between the individual and the group.


He was awarded the first prize at the Qatari Diar Art Symposium, special recognition at the 32nd Annual Plastic Arts exhibit at Bahrain's National Museum, and the Silver Palm from the seven GCC art exhibitions in Kuwait. He participated in artist residencies in Paris, London, and New York, most notably at Cite International des Arts and Delfina Foundation in London.