Adnan Yahya

Palestinian in Jordania

nr. 1 (2013) 60x60 cm oil on wood Calligraphy

€ 1500,00

Adnan Taha Yahya heeft zich laten inspireren door een beroemd gedicht van de poeet Kahlil Gibran met de titel Je kinderen zijn je kinderen niet. De dichter bedoelt dat je moet los kunnen laten wat je hebt gemaakt, want dat alles wat gemaakt is het leven zelf toebehoort. zie hier het volledige gedicht

Adnan aan het werk: video-2014-06-05-20-36-38

Exhibitions and performance:

By combining a number of visual forms throughout the years, all fused in one human crucible, I sought to represent the anxiety of humankind,  We see human beings with their perennial visions unchanged, with the same age-old questions and the same old corrupt, loss, a painting becomes not just a shape or color but existence itself.  The tragedy of acted as a vast mirror, as huge as the universe itself, condemning an ideology which entails the killing of others.  The context allows us to examine human contradictions and to try to abolish distances, and so we depict the epic in order to express a story of the human race proving its strength in confronting life in all its cruel complications.  The spirit has its own nourishment, as does the mind.  Cultural heritage is a living being which pulsates and breaths rages and grieves.  When we penetrate into other human beings to find the vestiges of the cultural heritage with which we seek perfection in the struggle against our souls, and when we re-enter past time in order to decipher it again, then we will find human thought at its most magnificent, deep in its significance, boldly disputatious and with no equal in either East or West.

What matters, in the end, is the conflict between Art and Life with all its contradictions, the need to develop the capacity to ask questions, the will to confront the future, and to look into the depths of the human condition.

Born in 1960. Graduated from Institute of Fine Arts of Jordan 1980.  Member of the Jordanian Fine Artists Association.

Adnan has published several articles on art in local and Arabic newspapers and magazines.

Solo Exhibitions:

1980      Gallery of Jordanian Fine Artists Association, Amman.

1981      Gallery of Jordanian Fine Artists Association, Amman.

1985      Gallery of Jordanian Fine Artists Association, Amman.

1987      Alia Gallery of Fine arts, Amman.

1989      Alia Gallery of Fine arts, Amman.

1995      Darat Al Funun, Abdul Hameed Schoman Foundation, Amman.

1999      Exhibition “Sabra and Shatilla” at Khaled Schoman Foundation, Amman.

2010      Exhibition “Manifesto for humanity” at Foresight 32 Art Gallery, Amman.

2012      Exhibition “Speech of dawn” at Foresight 32 Art Gallery, Amman.

Group Exhibitions:

Since 1980 to 1993 have shared in group exhibitions on contemporary art exhibitions at

Spain, China, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Kuwait and Houston USA.

Adnan’s works are part of several public collections at:

  • Institute du Monde Arabe – Paris,
  • Qatar National Museum – Doha,
  • Royal Hashemite Court – Amman,
  • Ministry of Tourism- Amman,
  • Ministry of Culture – Amman,
  • Jordan National Museum – Amman,
  • Darat Al Funun – Amman,
  • Khaled Schoman Foundation – Amman,
  • Arab Bank – global,
  • Station Museum – Texas,USA