JAMIL BOUTHAYNAH, ALA LAYTA AL CHABAB

Acrylic on canvas, 128 x 195 cm, 50 x 76 "

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

 

 

2016-2021

Permanent artist at Mark Hachem Galleries

 

2015

Experiments, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris, France

 

2014

Experiments, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

oeil Vagabond, Meung sur Loire, FRANCE

 

2013

Naila art Gallery, Jeddah, KSA

 

2011

Experiments, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, LEBANON

Green Art Gallery, Grey Ash, Dubai, UAE

 

2010

Uncertainty, Gallery am Berg, GERMANY

Experiments, Athena, GREECE

 

2009

4x4=52, Art house Gallery, Damascus, SYRIA

Experiments, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

 

2008

Ahmad Mouallas Orient, Sultan Gallery, KUWAIT

 

2007

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

Experiments, Alriwaq Gallery, Bahrain, QATAR

 

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, the French Cultural Center, Damascus, SYRIA

 

1993 – 1994

Trials in colors, the French Cultural Center, Damascus, SYRIA

 

 

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

 

2017

Syrian Symphony: New Compositions in Sight and Sound, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, CANADA

 

2011

MEISSEN® artCampus- Middle East Project, Dresden, GERMANY

Calligraphes contemporains. Cosmos Words, Bruxelles, BELGIUM

 

2010

Written Images Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, USA

 

2009

New horizon Art from Syria, Istanbul, TURKEY

Signs, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NY, USA

 

2008

Retrospective of fine arts in Syria III, Damascus, SYRIA

Syrians modern art, Souk Waqef Gallery, Doha, QATAR

Beyond words, Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Zürich, SWITZERLAND

 

2007

Styria Meet Syria, Neo Gallery, Graz, AUSTRIA

 

2003

Broken Letter. Contemporary art from Arab countries, Darmstadt, GERMANY

 

2002

Women and War, Exhibitions by the Red Cross, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, and Damascus, SYRIA

A Glimpse at Modern Arab Art ExhibitionKindah Group, Arab World Institute, Paris, FRANCE

 

2001

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

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, Cairo, EGYPT

Participate in Cairoʼs International Biennale, Cairo, 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, Sharjah, UAE

 

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

 

 

 

International art fairs

2019

Art Paris, Paris, France

Volta, New York, USA

 

2018

Art Miami, Miami, USA

 

2017

East meets West, Thalwil, Switzerland

 

2016

Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon

 

2015

Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey  

Art 15, London, UK