Athar Jaber

Athar Jaber is an Iraqi sculptor who was born and grew up in Italy.  His style bridges the Iraqi heritage of his parents, both artists themselves, with the Italian tradition of marble sculpture. Jaber received his BA (2007) and MA (2008) in Visual Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.  Additionally, he is a current PhD Associate in the Arts candidate at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp where he teaches several courses. Jaber has exhibited internationally and held numerous solo exhibitions in Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Cuba. He held artist-in-resident positions at Picha Centre D’Art, Lubumbashi, Cuba (2019); the National Musuem of Fine Arts Havana, Havana, Cuba (2017-2018); and the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine (2017).


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