Leila Kubba Kawash

Leila Kubba Kawash

Beirut, Middle East, Lebanon

About Leila Kubba Kawash

Leila Kubba Kawash was born of a Swiss American mother and Iraqi father, she was educated in Baghdad; she went on to graduate with a National Diploma of Art and Design from the Manchester School of Art and Architecture in the U.K. and also studied for a period of five years at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC. As well as courses in printmaking and painting at St. Martins College in London. She has participated in several international exhibitions, including 24 solo exhibitions; at Leighton House in London, Magna Gallery in Athens, Atrium of International Monetary Fund and Alif Gallery in Washington DC, at the Cultural centers of the UAE in Abu Dhabi, and in Amman, Jordan, as well as touring exhibitions across the United States.Her works are in private and public collections internationally, including the British Museum, International Monetary Fund, Jordan National Gallery, Abu Dhabi Cultural Center, and Audi Bank, Beirut. Today she is the founder of Art Space Hamra in Beirut, Lebanon, where exhibitions for local and contemporary artists are held, as well as working creatively on her own paintings.


Leila Kubba Kawash

Director of Art Space Hamra for fine arts in Beirut, Lebanon

Website: www.leilakubba.com

Email: leilakubba@gmail.com

Solo Exhibitions

2016 “Far from the Shore” Artspace Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon

2015 “Past to Present “ Orfali Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2013 “Between Echo and Silence “ Orjowan Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2013 “Selections” Iraqi Cultural Center, Beirut, Lebanon

2012 “Missing Pages” Orfali Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2010 “Visions from Beirut” Gallery Zamaan, Beirut, Lebanon

2008 “Perspectives” Gallery Zamaan, Beirut, Lebanon

2008 “Horizon Lines” Orient Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2005 “New Beginnings” Jerusalem Fund, Washington DC.

2004-5 “Layered Dreams” Karma, Washington, DC.

2004 “From Sumeria to Iraq” National Press Club, Washington DC.

2004 “Windows of Light” George Mason University, Arlington VA.

2001     “Spoken Shadows” Foundry Gallery, Washington DC.

1999     “Transcending Time” Leighton House, London, U.K.

1999     “Recent Works” Jerusalem Fund Washington DC. 

1997     “Dawns and Invocations" Magna Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Accompanying catalogue.

1996      “Diversities and Harmony" Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, U.A.E.

1996 Exhibition at Academias Cultural Center, Municipality of Athens, Greece

1994     “Crossings" Royal Cultural Center, Amman, Jordan. Exhibition of 43 paintings.

1993     “Interpretations in Texture" Two Persons Exhibition
at the Michael Stone Gallery Washington DC.

1993     “Recent Works" A.D.C. Convention, Washington DC.

1991     “Words, Echoes and Images" Alif Gallery, Washington, DC.
Featured on WETA TV Washington DC. "Around Town"
File established in archives of National Museum of Women
in the Arts, Library and Research Center.

1987     “Movements and Traditions" Hilton, Athens, Greece. Exhibition, of 55 oil canvases, under the patronage of the Jordanian Ambassador to Greece. This exhibition moves away from the Arab theme and towards capturing movements, particularly dancers. This new theme gradually moves into an abstract form.

1984–6    “Through Arab Eyes" Touring Exhibition sponsored by
the American Arab affairs council:
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Library, Cupples House Art
Gallery, Saint Louis University, Birmingham Public Library,
Birmingham, Alabama, The David M Kennedy Center for
International Studies, Brigham Young
University, Provo, Utah, The Oriental Institute,
Chicago, Illinois, The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, Minnesota.

1986 “Through Arab Eyes” Atrium of International Monetary Fund, Washington DC.

1982 “Recent Paintings” Sheraton, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Exhibition of 45 paintings under
The patronage of the Alliance Français and the UAE, opened by Sheik Ahmed Bin
Hamed, Minister of Information and Culture.

1978 “An Exhibition of Paintings” Hilton, Abu Dhabi, UAE,
Under the patronage of the US. Embassy. Exhibition comprised of 36 realistic
Oil paintings depicting Bedouin life, with an emphasis on the contrast of light and
Shadows in the desert.

Group Exhibitions

2015 “Art Fair Bahrain”, Bahrain

2015 “Beirut Art Fair”, Beil, Beirut

2014 “Laureates Exhibit, Laaps, Unesco, Beirut

2014 “Bachanalia Exhibit” IXSIR gallery and Pidraya Arts, Lebanon

2014 “Experimental Art” Laaps , Beirut

2014 Syri-Arts; Beirut Exhibition Center

2013 “Visual Art Forum IV” Unesco Beirut

2012 “Visual Art Forum III” Unesco, Beirut, Lebanon
Won the award of the Association of Lebanese Artists

2010-134 “Women call for Peace: Global Vistas” Touring Exhibit. United States. New York