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DR. MOHAMED YOUSIF ALI

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH
1953, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

* Master of fine Arts, Webster University, Missouri, USA (2000)
* Bachelor of fine Arts, college of fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt (1978).
* PhD of art, rangchy university, India, (2005)

EMPLOYMENT

* Head of the Department of Cultural Activities and Youth Camp Festivals at the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare.
* Head, Arts Activities Section, Ministry of Education and Youth, UAE (1990-1995).
* Deputy Director, Department of Educational Materials, Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi, UAE (1998).
* Head, Models and Sculpture Section, Ministry of Education, UAE (1986-1988).Head, Ceramics Section, Ministry of Education, UAE (1978-1985)
* Fine Arts Teacher, Ministry of Education, UAE (1978).

WORK EXPERIENCE

* Founded and served as President of the Emirates Fine Arts Society (1979-2004).

THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE:

* Member of the socio-cultural committee of AGCC Youth Drama programme.

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Actor in ‘Al Sura Tiq Al Waqie’, a drama written by H.H. Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member & Ruler of Sharjah.

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Designed a number of stage settings for many dramas, Sharjah National Theatre.

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Several acting roles in plays presented by the UAE National Theatre, Ministry of Information and Culture, inside and outside the UAE
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Playwright for some plays presented by Sharjah National Theatre.

TRAINING WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

* Time Management Workshop.

* Decision making and problem solving workshop.

* Behavior and human relations workshop.

* Administrative skills for arts professionals.

* Workshop related to art and technology, USA.

* Many courses in management.

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS:

* Represented UAE at the signing of the first agreement on fine arts between the UAE and the Soviet Union, Moscow (1989).

* Chaired the judging committee at the ‘Biennial’, an international art exhibition held every two years, in Sultanate of Oman (1990).

* Served as the Head of the UAE delegation of Fine Arts to the Moscow exhibition (1990).

* Represented the UAE Ministry of Education at several educational exhibitions in Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar.

* Participated in several children’s play and puppet shows.

* Supervised many school plays in several education zones in the UAE.

* Supervised all puppet shows at the Kuwait Consulate, Dubai.

* Participated in second Emmar international Artist workshop in Dubai 2005.

* Participated in desert language  - Bonn-Germany 2005

* Participated in the 8th periodical Exhibition of the fine Arts and Arabic calligraphic for the Artist Gulf cooperation council ,Muscat -2006

RESEARCH AND WRITING:

* Study of colours between land and sea, and the village and the city.

* The fine arts movement in the UAE before the establishment of the emirates Fine Arts Society.

* The fine arts movement in the GCC: History and Pioneers

* From Nature (Master’s thesis)

* Nature between Buddhist people and Muslims ( PHD research) .

EXHIBITIONS:

* Participated in all exhibitions of the Emirates fine Arts Society (1979-2006).

* Participated in the fifth biennale exhibition  -New Delhi)   India 1982

* Participated in many plastic art exhibitions in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman Morocco Syria, India, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Lebanon,  and Jordan, etc.

* Exhibited together with artist Mr. Abdul Rahim Salem (UAE) in the French Cultural Centre in Dubai (2001).

* Attended and participated in many international forums and conferences.

* Took part in several international artistic workshops and installation works, and magnified activities of different art workshops in the field of environmentmaterials at the Ministry of Education and Youth (2001-2006).

* Participated in the languages of the  desert ( Bonn-Germany-2005)

* Participated in the languages of  the desert (Paris- France-2006)

AWARDS:

* First UAE artist to win an honorary award at the Arab Artist Exhibition (1979).

* Youth Exhibition Award (1980).

* Distinguished Award from Sculpture from the Emirates Fine Arts Society.

* Several awards from UAE Arts Society, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information and Culture, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Sharjah Department of Culture and Information, and Dubai Police etc.

* First prize in sculpture division, Emirates Fine Arts Society’s 12th exhibition.

* Gold Medal, Bangladesh Biennial Fine Arts Exhibition (2004).

* Silver Medal, 8th periodical Exhibition of  the fine Arts and Arabic calligraphic for  the Artist Gulf cooperation council -Oman (muscat) 2006

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

* Member, Arab Artists’ Union.

* Member, ART St.Louis.

* Member, St.Louis Art Museum.

* Member, Galleries Group, USA.

* Member, Al Jidar Fine Arts Group.

* Chief Editor, Fine Arts Magazine, a publication of the Emirates Fine Arts Society.

* Head of Jury Member, Sharjah International Art Biennial (1994).

* Editor, Caricature magazine, Emirates Fine Arts Society.

* Editor, Al Rolla Magazine, Sharjah National theatre.

* Jury member Sharjah Internal Art Biennial (1999).

* Parallel Solo exhibition Sharjah Internal Art Biennial (1999).