Sabour graduated from the Department of Painting and Drawing in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Damascus (Syria), in 1981. He later pursued a Doctorate of Philosophy in Sciences of Art at the University of Moscow (Russia) in 1990.

He now teaches as member of the Commission of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus and is a Professor at the International Private University for Science & Technology in  Ghabagheb, Syria.


Né en 1958 à Damas, Nizar Sabour est diplômé de l'Université des Beaux-Arts, département de peinture et dessin, Damas, Syrie, 1981.

Effectuant son doctorat en Philosophie en Sciences de l'Art à  Moscou, Russie en 1990, il enseigne en tant que membre de la Commission à l'Université des Beaux-Arts de Damas ainsi qu'à l'Université privée pour les sciences et la technologie de Ghabagheb, Syria.



Selected Personal Exhibitions

Permanent artist at Mark Hachem Galleries

2009 Palmyra's Walls, Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria 

2007 Happiness as Possible, Art House, Damascus. Exhibition (Antara our Time) Kalimat Gallery, Aleppo, Syria 

2005 Antara our Time, Art House Gallery, Khan Assaad Pasha, Damascus, Syria

2003 About Damascus, Fateh Muddaress Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2002 Life in Ashes, Atassi Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2001 About Love, Imar Gallery, Lattakia, Syria

2000 Soul Gates, Atassi Gallery, Damascus, Syria

1999 Bilad al-Sham Gallery, Aleppo, Syria

1997 AlSayed Art Gallery, Damascus. Imar Gallery, Lattakia. Al Khanji Gallery, Aleppo, Syria

1995 Atassi Gallery, Damascus, Syria


Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Arabic Arts, Shanghai, China

         "Happiness Walls", F.A. Gallery, Kuwait

         "Chairs and a Painting", Albareh Gallery, Bahrain

2008 For You and Me, Holbein4 Gallery, Hanover, Germany

         "Damascus-Paris-Regards Croises", Arab World Institute, Paris 

         Fort Hamilton Gallery, New York, USA

2007 "Artists in Jableh Archaeological Scene", Jableh, Syria

         Syrian Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2006 Fourth Tahran Biennale of Contemporary Art in the Islamic world, Iran

         Sham Days, Istanbul, Turkey

         Fourth Mediterranean Biennale, Tunisia 

         Opening Hiwar Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

2004 International Arts Symposium, Emaar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2002 "Modern Art",  Jordanian Royal Museum. Jordan

2001 "Syrian Contemporary Art", Arab World Institute, Paris

         "Four Contemporary Syrian Experiments" Green Art Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

         Women and War, the Red Cross Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland 

         "2000 Assembly", Monte Rosa, Damascus, Syria

         "Humanities",  National Museum, Damascus, Syria

         "Chairs Chairs", Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Syria

1999 Fourth Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

         "Syrian Atelier", the UNESCO Palace, Beirut, Lebanon

1998 "Salutation to Dubai", Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1997 Third Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

1996 Sixth Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

1995 Second Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Public Collections

National Museum and the People's Palace, Syria 
National Museum of Jordan, Amman, Jordan 
Museum of Bahrain 
Sharjah Museum, UAE
Kinda Foundation 
Emaar Foundation 
Museum of Eastern Peoples Arts, Moscow, Russia 
Oscar Gallery, Washington