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Arafat Al-Naim

Executive Director

Dubai, UAE

Dr. Arafat Al-Naim is a graphic artist, designer, educator, and the moving spirit behind international art and design projects. He holds a BFA, MFA, and Ph.D. in graphic arts, and MST in art teaching from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. He has lectured and presented research papers at international conferences. Arafat Al-Naim is currently Dean of the College of Fine Arts & Design at the American University in the Emirates in Dubai, UAE. He served as a Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Design at ASU, Amman (Jordan), Head of the Graphic Design Department at ASU and Zarqa University, Adjunct Prof. of Graphic Arts and Design in many Jordanian Universities, Member of ICOGRADA (Education Network), Curator of the International SYMPOSIODESIGN – Amman and Editorial Board Member of the International Design Journal “Design Behaviors” and International Affairs Officer in Jordanian Plastic Artists Association, Member of International Lab of Semiotics and Visual Communication, Cyprus University of Technology, Member of Ranking and Promotion Committee of Specialists, Cyprus University of Technology and UNiC, Cyprus, Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication (ICSVC), Limassol, Cyprus, and the 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC), Nicosia, Cyprus and co-director of the United Designs Biannual, International Design Exhibition since 2006. Graphic works by Arafat Al-Naim can be found in Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (USA), Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (USA), Wrexham Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham (UK), National Gallery of Foreign Art, Sofia (Bulgaria), State Museum Gyõr (Hungary), University of Wales Collection, Aberystwyth (UK), Nord Art – Kunstwerk Carlshütte (Germany) and others. He has exhibited in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, North Ireland, FYROM, Germany, Bulgaria, USA, Canada, Cyprus, South Africa, Tunisia, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Egypt, South Korea, Syria, Turkey, Jordan and elsewhere.