Youssef Abdelké is a painter and engraver. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus and the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He obtained a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Paris VIII. Abdelké has participated in several exhibitions including the Sharjah Biennial (1995 and 2001), Arab Studios (Khan Asaad Pasha presented by Atassi Gallery, Damascus and Beirut, 2001), the 8th Cairo Biennial (2001), the Ayyam Gallery opening (Damascus, 2006 and Dubai, 2007) among others. Abdelké’s artwork is part of the British Museum collection, the Arab World Institute, Amman Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Kuwait. His work also includes posters, book designs, illustrations for periodicals and children’s books and caricatures. He has published several caricatures and writes regularly for numerous Arab and international magazines and newspapers.