Basel Uraiqat is a Jordanian architect, designer and artist. He studied fine arts at Slade School of Fine Arts – UCL, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Jordan. He is a co-founder of Atelier Uraiqat, an experimental design studio that integrates art, design, critical theory and technology. Basel is also a co-founder of Uraiqat Architects, an architecture and interior design firm for which he is the Director.
Basel is specialized in digital design and seeks to integrate design and art through a contemporary methodology that uses technologically advanced tools to create experientially enhanced spaces and objects.
In addition to his work in design and architecture, Basel is a painter for the human figure through an expressionist study of light, color, and emotion. In his paintings he exploits the intuitive dimensions of representation to expose natural form. Through the distortion and violence of scale, texture and movement, his work looks for the inner perceptive possibilities of the human mind.
Basel has participated in intensive international workshops in environmental and digital design, and his work in art and design has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions in Amman, London and Shanghai.
2017 Amman Design Week, Amman, X3 Cube Installation
2017 Nabad Art Gallery, Amman, Lines of Escape solo exhibition
2015 Katara, Doha, International Mini Art 2
2014 La Fontaine Center for Contemporary Art, Bahrain, Periphery Shifted Exhibition
2014 Nabad Gallery, Amman , Bold Impressions- Group Exhibition
2014 Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen
2014 Art Basel, Basel
2014 Katara Center for the Arts, Doha, Group Exhibition
2014 Design Days Dubai, Dubai , TRI Angulate Collection
2013 Jacaranda Images Gallery, Amman, “Carving Shadows” Design Exhibition
2012 Nabad Gallery, Amman, TrendSetting III – Design Exhibition
2010 Zara Exhibition Space – Sunny Art Fair, Amman, Strayed in Schizophrenic Landscapes of a Celibate Machine
2010 Zara Gallery, Amman, Group Exhibition- Featured Artist
2010 Sunny Art Fair, Amman, Architist Section
2008 Jara Gallery, Amman, Group Exhibition
2008 The French Cultural Center, Amman, Solo Exhibition “Dispersed Expressions”
2006 Slade School of Fine Arts , London, Group Exhibition