Born in Saida, 1964
Lives and works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Solo Exhibitions


Jeffar Khaldi: Uninhibited, Meem Gallery, Dubai


Remove the Invisible Blindfold, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (former B21 Gallery), Dubai

Jeffar Khaldi: Throw Your Symbols on the Wall, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai


Jeffar Khaldi: With You, Without Ever Seeing You, John Martin Gallery, London

Disco Desert, Thierry Goldberg Project, New York, NY

Wish You Were Here, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (B21 Gallery), Dubai


Paintings and Drawings, B21 Gallery, Dubai


Evocative Force, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (B21 Gallery), Dubai 

Group Exhibitions


How Green Was My Valley, Whitebox Art Center, New York, NY


Meem Projects 2013, Contemporary Arab Art - 'How Do You Sleep At Night?' (with Khaled Hafez and Mahmoud Obaidi), Meem Gallery, Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi


Arab Express: The Latest Art from the Arab World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Alienation, Maraya Art Center, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Domination, Hegemony and The Panopticon, Traffic, Dubai


Jasmin – Orientalischer Sommer (Jasmine – Oriental Summer), Sabine Knust Galerie Maximilian Verlag, Munich


Told / Untold / Retold: 23 Stories of Journeys Through Time and Place, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha


Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London


Espejismos (Mirages), Contemporary Art from Middle East and North Africa, San Pedro de Arte, Mexico

Best of Discoveries, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai 

Cultivating the Desert, Wunderbox, Netherlands


Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah


Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah
Dar Al Funoon, Kuwait
JP Morgan Chase Collection
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
Saatchi Collection, London

Further Reading

Hossein Amirsadeghi, Salwa Mikdadi, Nada Shabout, eds. New Vision, Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century’. London: TransGlobe Publishing Ltd, 2009.

Ruba Asfahani. ‘The Voices of Palestinian Artists: From Palestine With Hope.’ MUFTAH (13 May 2013). http://muftah.org/from-palestine-with-hope-hearing-the-voices-of-its-artists/.

Myrna Ayad. 'Profile. Real vs. Surreal: Jeffar Khaldi.' Canvas, July/August 2012, 82-9.

Vinita Bharadwaj. ‘Evocative Art.’ Gulf News, Weekend Review, 27 April 2006. http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-performing-arts-2.313/evocative-art-1.39524.

Canvas. 'The Last Word: Jeffar Khaldi.' September/October 2014, 154.

Ben East, ‘Middle East art comes home: London auction house’s online sale dominated by local buyers.’ The National, Arts & Lifestyle, 5 October 2014. http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/art/middle-east-art-comes-home-london-auction-houses-online-sale-dominated-by-local-buyers.

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde. Remove the Invisible Blindfold – Jeffar Khaldi. Exhibition catalogue, 18 January–10 February 2011, Dubai.

Jyoti Kalsi . ‘Jeffar Khaldi’s Paintings are an Eye Opener.’ Gulf News (Dubai, 21 January, 2011).

Eva Karcher, 'Wut und glückliche Füße ,’ Artinvestor, February 2012, 54–8.

Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, ‘An Interview with Jeffar Khaldi on His Life, Practice and Response to ‘How Do You Sleep At Night?’ In Meem Projects 2013. Part I: Modern Arab Art. Part II: Contemporary Arab Art – ‘How Do You Sleep At Night?’  Edited by Charles Pocock, Samar Faruqi, Noura Haggag. Exhibition catalogue, Abu Dhabi Art, 20 – 23 November. Dubai: Meem Editions, 2013. 

Arsalan Mohammad. ‘Jeffar Khaldi In Conversation With Arsalan Mohammad.’ Saatchi Online Magazine (29 October 2008). http://magazine.saatchionline.com/articles/artnews/jeffry_khadri_in_conversation

Saatchi Gallery. Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East. Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2008.

Anna Seaman. ‘Sheikh Sultan’s collection tells story of modern Arabian art.’ The National, Arts & Lifestyle, 3 July 2010.

 —. ‘Barjeel continues introducing Arab artists to international art scene.’ The National, Arts & Lifestyle, 12 December 2010. http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/barjeel-continues-introducing-arab-artists-to-international-art-scene.

 —. ‘The capital unveils its culture at the fifth Abu Dhabi Art.’ The National, Arts & Lifestyle,  18 November 2013. http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/the-capital-unveils-its-culture-at-the-fifth-abu-dhabi-art.

 —. ‘Abu Dhabi Art: rain didn’t stop play.’ The National, Arts & Lifestyle, 23 November 2013. http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/abu-dhabi-art-rain-didnt-stop-play.