A printer with great theoretical and practical knowledge, he makes graphic work a privileged and unique means of artistic expression.
Born in Khanaquin, Iraq in 1951, Jafar T. Kaki, plastic artist and master engraver of the first order, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad. He worked as an official journalism illustrator at the Baghdad Ministry of Culture. A printmaker with great theoretical and practical knowledge, he makes graphic work a privileged and unique means of artistic expression. With a history full of exhibitions around the world and with several scholarships and awards to his credit, he is probably one of the most internationally recognized engravers. His work appears in museums, libraries and national and international collections. Many years ago, he adopted Spanish nationality, and lives and works in Madrid.
Jafar T. Kaki has received, among others, the Caja Madrid Foundation National Engraving Prize and the 2nd Wakayama Engraving Biennial Prize, Japan.
The work of Jafar T. Kaki is present in important national and international collections such as Calcografía Nacional and Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid. Palace of the Congress of Deputies. Madrid, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Madrid, Goya Engraving Museum, Fuendetodos-Zaragoza, Fredrikstad Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway, Wakayama Museum of Modern Art, Japan, Joan Miró Foundation, Mallorca. Graphothek Collection Stuttgart, Germany.
He has had numerous individual and group exhibitions in galleries and museums such as the Latin American Art Memorial Gallery in Sao Paulo, the Organization of American States in Washington or the II International Salon of L´estampe, Center Culturel de la Commanderie, (Elancourt, France).