EBEN ZEIN AL ZAHRAA, MOUCHTAK

Acrylic on canvas 200 x 170 cm 79 x 67 "

Born in 1958, Syria.

 

EN

Born in Syria in 1958, Moualla is considered as one of the leading post-modern artists of Syrian expressionism.

He was the first to introduce performance in his work and was first exhibited at Atassi Gallery in 1997, with an exhibition entitled 'A tribute to Saadallah Wannaous' (a Syrian playwright). Moualla graduated from the Damascus University of Fine Arts and later from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since then, his works have been displayed in various exhibitions in Dubai, Cairo, Paris, Istanbul and Graz (Austria).

Ahmad Moualla is renowned for his beautifully-painted and highly dramatic canvases. Moualla’s theatrical big-scale paintings deal with several themes: the relationship between the individual and society, the power of past and present icons, the fine line between reality and fiction, and the conscious and subconscious mind. 

 

FR

Né en Syrie en 1958, Moualla est considéré comme une figure majeure des artistes post-modernes de l'expressionnisme Syrien, comme le premier artiste syrien à introduire la performance dans son art et premier à être représenté à la galerie Atassi en 1997 au sein de l'exposition "A tribute to Saadallah Wannaous" (dramaturge Syrien). Diplômé de l'Université des Beaux-Arts de Damas et de l'école des Beaux-Arts de Paris, l'artiste acquit une reconnaissance dans le monde entier en participant à des foires et expositions à Dubai, au Caire, à Istanbul, à Londres parmi de nombreuses autres.

Ahmad Moualla s'est fait connaitre par ses toiles aux tonalités dramatiques. Privilégiant les grands formats, les peintures de Moualla traitent souvent des relations qui lient l'individu à la société, du pouvoir des icônes passées et présentes, du conscient et de l'inconscient, et de la frontière de plus en plus floue entre réalité et fiction.     

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Permanent artist at Mark Hachem Galleries

 

2014

Lʼoeil Vagabond, Meung sur Loire, FRANCE

 

2013

Naila art Gallery, Jeddah, KSA

 

2011

Green Art Gallery, Grey and ash, DUBAI

Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2010

Uncertainty, Gallery am Berg, GERMANY

Athena, GREECE

 

2009

Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

 

2008

Ahmad Moualla’s Orient, Sultan Gallery, KUWAIT

 

2007

An humage to Antoune Maqdessi & Antoune Al Jammal, Art House Gallery, Damascus
, SYRIA

Alriwaq Gallery, BAHRAIN

 

2006

Ahmad MOUALLA, Artist Gallery, Istanbul, TURKEY

 

2004

Clay country exhibition, the German Cultural Institute (GOETHE), Damascus
, SYRIA

 

2001

Private exhibition, National Board of Culture, Art & Literature, KUWAIT

 

1998

An Humage to Saad Allah Wannous, Bahrain National Museum, BAHRAIN

Private experimentation, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE


 

1997

An humage to Saad Allah Wannous, Atasi Gallery, Damascus
, SYRIA

 

1996

Painting of Raas Almamluk Gaber, Book, UNESCO, Paris, FRANCE

 

1996 – 1997

Remains of a human combustion, Brazil Cafe at Cham Palace Hotel, Damascus, SYRIA

 

1994 – 1995

Miro in the three dimension, sthe French Cultural Center, Damascus, SYRIA

 

1993 – 1994

Trials in colors, the French Cultural Center, Damascus


 

1990

Experimentation, mar Gallery, LATTAKIA

Experimentation, Atasi Gallery, Homs, SYRIA

Experimentation, Bilad al-Cham Gallery, Aleppo, SYRIA

Experimentations, Bilad al-Cham Gallery, Damascus, SYRIA

 

1988

Syria Ahmad Moualla, Urnina Gallery, Damascus, SYRIA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011

Meissen, GERMANY

 

2009

New horizon Art from Syria, Turkey, Istanbul, TURKEY

Signs, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NY, USA

 

2008

Retrospective of fine arts in Syria III, Damascus, SYRIA

Syrian’s modern art, Souk Waqef Gallery, QATAR

Beyond words, Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Zürich, SWITZERLAND

 

2007

Styria Meet Syria, Neo Gallery, Graz, AUSTRIA

 

2001 – 2002

Even war has limits & women and war, Exhibitions by the Red Cross, Damascus, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

 

2002

A Glimpse at Modern Arab Art Exhibition by Kindah Group, Arab World Institute, Paris, FRANCE

 

2001

Modern syrian art exhibition, Arab World Institute, Paris, FRANCE

 

1996

Participate in the experimental - critique seminar about (Kom Ghourab)

Experience In Old Cairo With An Invitation From The International Critique Association ICA

Participate in Cairoʼs International Biennale, EGYPT

 

1995

Participate in Biennale AL-SHARJAH to carry out artistic workshops in addition to taking part in The seminars that took place in parallel to the workshops and a special work experience with people with special needs


World Artists: An International Exhibitions that pays visits to many of the world capitals


International art fairs

2015

Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey  

Art 15, London, UK