Ridha Hassan Ridha was born in Baghdad – Iraq
Settled 1982 in west Berlin/Germany. Since 1991 German Citizen
    ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
1974-1978   Bachelor of Arts, Major Graphic Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad-Iraq
1981-1982   Certificate of Art/Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti, Pietro Vannucci Perugia -Italy
1982-1987   Master in Visual Communication / Graphic Design, Hochschule der Künste (University of Fine Arts at west Berlin - Germany)
1994-1995   Certificate for Computergraphic / Multimedia, NBC data, Berlin-Germany
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1983 -Present   Work as Painter, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Graphic-Designer, Film-animator, Children's books-Illustrator and Photographer such as a specific location in Germany and abroad:
    German Press
Zitty, Berliner Sonntagsblatt, Elffanten Press,Eulenspiegel, Kowalski, Journalist, TV F.F., RNF-Studios, Berliner Zeitung, Gruenstift, Berliner Morgenpost
    German advertising agency
Droland GmbH Berlin, GKM GmbH Berlin, ARS Media, Spot on Media, Chen Marketing, Zebra-Desigen, Raminger, A&QUA GmbH Berlin.
   

German TV and Radio
ORB TV Berlin-Germany, Radio Hundert,6 Berlin, Radio Berliner Rundfunk 91,4.

   

German Cartoons film for EU 1992
Two short films with my cartoon figure for DIN (Deutsches Institute for Normung e.V.)

   

American press
The New York Times

   

Swiss press
Nebelspalter, Friedrich Reinhardt Verlag

1975-1980  

Iraqi press
Aladdin - Baghdad-Iraq quarterly magazine for juveniles, Children Culture House - Baghdad major publishing agency for children and juveniles

1999-2004  

U.A.E. press
EmiratesMedia

    HONORS AND AWARDS
2015   First Prize of the international Exhibition of satirical graphics, Suceava - Romania.
2015   Honorable Special Prize of the international Cartoon Contest (Against terrorism and terrorists), Teheran – Iran
1987   Special Prize, The Nineteenth World Cartoons Gallery, Yugoslavia
1993   Diploma Art, The International Biennial of cartoon, Tolentino-Italy
1993   Prize, Exhibition of cartoon, Frankfurt-Germany
    CARTOON & CHILDREN BOOKS
1975—1980   Children Books (FIT FIT & MICANO),
(THE WOLF)(SHEHREZADS STORIES), (RAED & THEMOON), (THE SOPHISTICATED CAT), Baghdad-Iraq
1989   Cartoon Book (Der Hund als mitmensch) semmel verlach—Germany
1991   Cartoon Book (BUBBLES) semmel verlach-Germany
1994   Cartoon Book (VIVA EVA) Eulenspiegel Verlag—Germany
1999   Children Book (Wuschel und der grosse fluss), Basel- Swiss
2001   Children Book (The colored Fish) U.A.E.
2003   Children Book (KIDNAPPING THE QUEEN OF ANTS) U.A.E.
    EXHIBITIONS
    Participation in over 100 national and international exhibitions in all my categories and also arranged many own national and international exhibitions.
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