Abdu Eljaiek has been exhibiting individually and collectively since 1962. His career has developed mainly between the cities of Bogotá and Barranquilla. Internationally, he has had solo shows in Belgium, France, Poland and the former Yugoslavia. Within the national context, he has exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Cartagena (2013), the ASAB Gallery of the District University (2006), the La Cometa Gallery (2001), the Centro Colombo Americano-Manizales (1997), the Rayo Museum Gallery (1989), The Santa Fe Gallery (1981), The Luis Ángel Arango Library (1978), The Colombian American Center - Bogotá (1975), The French Colombian Alliance - Bogotá (1970), The Callejón Gallery (1963) and The Modern Art Gallery (1962), among many others. He has been deserving of distinctions such as the I Color Prize of the II Art Salon of the Foto Club Bacatá (1967), the I Color Prize of the National Photographic Art Salon of the Foto Club Bacatá (1972), the Artistic Merit Award of the District Institute of Culture and Tourism (1981), the 1st prize of the Sixth Photographic Contest of the Santafé de Medellín Zoo (1992) and the Tribute to Managing Artists (2014) from the District Secretary of Culture and Tourism. He has received multiple scholarships (1984-1997) from the National Federation of Coffee Growers, to carry out artistic works and photographic exhibitions in Europe. Similarly, he was invited by the State Department of the United States of America (1974) to hold a training seminar with the renowned photographer Ansel Adams (San Francisco, 1902 - California, 1984). In a complementary way, it is worth noting that he was invited several times to the National Salon of Artists and has been given different recognitions for his career and professional quality in plastic and visual arts. His work has been reviewed in publications such as The International Encyclopedia of Photographers From 1839 to Our Days (1992), a collection edited by Cámara Oscura Ediciones, in Hermance, Switzerland, and the European House of Photography, in Paris, France.