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Wijdan
Wijdan

Huwa, Hob, Wajd

Mixed media on various hand-made papers

62x48 cm

2016

Wijdan

Love

Monoprint

38x56 cm

1996

W3

Wijdan

Calligraphic Abstraction

Mixed media on paper

38x50 cm

1993

W6

Wijdan

Calligraphic Abstaction

Mixed media on paper

38x50 cm

1993

W5

Wijdan

Calligraphic Abstraction

Mixed media on paper

38x50 cm

1993

W4

HRH Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi was born in Amman in 1939. She has held over thirty solo exhibitions, her most recent at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in 2015, at Nabad Art Gallery in 2012, the Museum of Rome in Trastevere, Italy in 2010 and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman in 2011. Her artworks have been shown in a large number of group exhibitions in different parts of the world.

  In addition to her career as an artist, Wijdan al-Hashemi is an academic, an art curator and a former diplomat. She holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Art from SOAS, the University of London, and is the author of eight books and numerous articles on traditional and contemporary art.

  Wijdan’s works can be found in several public collections, including the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum in the U.K.; the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; the International Museum of Twenty-First Century Arts (TIMOTCA) in California; the National Art Gallery in Islamabad, Pakistan; the Asilah Museum in Morocco; and the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, among others. Her artworks have been acquired by private collectors in Asia, Africa, Europe, the United States and various countries in the Arab world. She has received a number of awards and honours from Jordan, France and Belgium for her artistic and cultural achievements. Wijdan currently lives and works in Amman.

 

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