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Jamal Khamis

Born on May 1, 1952 in Arroub, Palestine.
Khamis is a Professor under the Department of Arts.
He lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Awards

Jamal Khamis started being recognized for his talent in 1975, after which his success spread internationally. He received many awards throughout the years and remains active as an artist and mentor to this day.

 
 
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1975
Jamal Khamis received an honor Award from the city of Remscheid.

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1983
Jamal Khamis was honoured with the medal of Yarmouk University in Jordan.

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1989
Jamal Khamis was included in The Middle East Encyclopaedia, which is published in Kuwait.

 

1992
Letterkundig Museum (The Netherlands) awarded Jamal Khamis with the El Hizjra Award.

2002
Jamal Khamis was included in The World Art Collection: '1001 Reasons to Love the Earth'.

2002
Jamal Khamis received a letter of honour from His Royal Highness King Abdallah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and received the honour title: Excellence.

 

2003
Jamal Khamis was included in the Dutch encyclopaedia series “Kunsten in beweging” (Arts in movement), portraying the influence of foreign artists on the Dutch artscape.

2006
Jamal Khamis was included in the Original Art Collection, published by the Dutch Kunstvademecum.

2008
International Art Accademia Del Verbano (Italy) titled Jamal Khamis as "Professor" and "newest associated academician under the department of Arts".

 

2008
The Italian international art awards from the Michelangelo Buonarroti Foundation titled Jamal Khamis as "Maestro".

 

2012
The International Academy of fine arts, literature and science Gentilizia Il Marzocco Florence City awarded Khamis the "Grand Prix International Jean Siméon Chardin Award".

2013
The International Academy of fine arts, literature and science Gentilizia Il Marzocco Florence City awarded Khamis the "Grand Prix International Georges de La Tour Award".

 

2013
The International Academy of fine arts, literature and science Gentilizia Il Marzocco Florence City awarded Khamis the "Grand Prix International Albo D'Oro Award".

2014
The International Academy of fine arts, literature and science Gentilizia Il Marzocco Florence City awarded Khamis the "International Galileo Galilei Award".

2015
Effetto Arte Editore awarded Khamis the "Roma Imperiale International Prize"

 
 
 
 

Exhibitions

 

Khamis took part in group exhibitions in America, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. His solo exhibitions also took his art to Germany, The Netherlands, France, Monaco, Belgium, Denmark and more.

Click here to see all solo exhibitions

 
 

Reception

The work of Jamal Khamis is remarkably powerfull, unique and beautifully implemented.
— Cobra Museum
Exhibiting an impeccable instinct for the emotionally evocative power of colour, movement, texture, and shape, he shines as an artist whose work relates more to a state of mind, mood or feeling than a tangible object.
— Aguilar P. Art Approach LLC, New York
His abstract works in vivid colours seem to burst of the canvas.
— Frenk der Nederlanden. Het Parool
I’m greatly impressed with the work and c.v. of Jamal Khamis.
— Director Tuyl van G. Stedelijk Museum
On the large canvasses at his exhibition. Khamis’ brush, moving in a fluid manner, appears to be looking for freedom and happiness.
— Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Buikema. Professor of Art, Culture and Diversity at Utrecht University
The colours come from within, not from external logic. He works fast, not because he wants to, but because the spontaneity of his methods requires such an explosive discharge.
— Tineke F. Lonte. Art historian
 

Other activities

Bibliography

Jamal Khamis has published a total of seven collections of stories and poems in Jordan and The Netherlands. His words and art have also been featured in multiple art collections and newspapers.

View bibliography

Film

The documentary “Jamal Khamis’ Art” has been shown on national television in the Netherlands, England, Germany, China, Jordan and Dubai. Explore videos of Khamis on his Youtube channel.

View Film

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activism

He was a member of the German Artists Union, the Dutch Artists Union, the Dutch Writers Union and the International Writers Union. Khamis was the founder of the Toro Action Art Movement International (1999) and the Dutch Artist and Creative Intellectuals Foundation (1994).

 

Credited By

Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dr. jur. Paul Büchel
Mayor of Neu-Isenburg

Prince Charles
England

Dalai Lama
Tibet

Edward Saïd
American literary theorist

Chedli Klibi
President Arab League

King Abdullah II
Jordan

Queen Rania
Jordan

Queen Noor
Jordan

Hedy d'Ancona
Minister of Welfare, Health and Culture

Dr. Jihad Abousleiman
Art historian

Charles Groenhuijsen
Dutch journalist

Muthafar Al-Nawab
Grand Poet

Abdul Rahman Munif
Grand Arab Novelist

Yousef Abu Louz
Greatest Poet of Arabia

Musa Hawamdeh
Journalist and Poet

Krishna Salikram
Dutch journalist

Bert Sijben
Dutch gallery owner

Sylvie de Boer
Dutch gallery owner

Nico Duivesteijn
Writer, art-teacher and gallery owner

Mahmoud Darwish
Grand Poet

Prof Dr Rosemarie Buikema
Art historian

Maaike Meijer
Art historian

Gerda Telgenhof
Dutch journalist and writer

Ismail Shammout
Chairman, Palestinian Artists Association

Hans van Beusekom
Sculptor

Henno Eggenkamp
Dutch gallery owner

Chris Keulemans
Director of the Balie

Khalil Al-Zawahiri
Literature writer

Mofid Nahleh
Literature writer

I. Shwartz
Dutch journalist