Ahmad Nawash, born in Palestine in 1934, was a highly influential member of various art scenes throughout the Middle East for over three decades. He earned his BA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1964 and studied lithography and zinc etching in Bordeaux, France in 1970. He continued to study these media in Paris from 1975 to 1977 and in Florence in 1980, where he also studied the restoration of oil paintings. Nawash’s early work was inspired by his traumatic flight from Palestine in 1948, and he drew thematic inspiration from the social, political, and economic situations of the Arab World.
Nawash’s melancholy, dreamlike compositions, populated by absurd figures that float in planes of muted colors, express the pain he witnessed in various tragedies in the Arab world. Despite the gloomy side of humanity in his work, he expressed his infinite hope for the future through his creative production.
Amar Dawod was born in Baghdad in 1979 and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 2001. Dawod's artwork often reflects the chaos, destruction, and trauma of war, particularly his experiences living through the Iraq-Iran War and the Gulf War.
He uses various media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture, to convey his personal experiences and emotions. Dawod has exhibited his work in solo and group shows in Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His artwork has been acquired by numerous private collections and museums, including the British Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
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Mouneer Al-Shaarani is a contemporary Syrian artist born in 1958 in Damascus. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus in 1983 and later completed his postgraduate studies in painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland in 1988.
Al-Shaarani's artwork is known for its unique style that blends traditional Islamic and Arabic calligraphy with modern abstract art. He often uses bright colors and intricate patterns in his work, and his pieces can be found in many public and private collections around the world. In addition to his work as an artist, Al-Shaarani has also taught at several universities in Syria and has been involved in various cultural initiatives aimed at promoting Syrian art and culture. He currently lives and works in Damascus.
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Nour Bishouty is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice engages familial and material narratives to explore the extents of colonial legacies and pose questions around dissonance, opacity, legibility, and the generative possibilities of misunderstanding. Bishouty’s work is in the permanent collections of the Burnaby Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, as well as private collections. It has been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Gallery44 (Toronto), Access Gallery (Vancouver), Darat Al Funun (Amman), the Beirut Art Centre, Casa Arabe (Madrid), and the Mosaic Rooms (London).
Hussein Al Azaat
Hussein Alazaat is a multi-disciplinary designer, instructor, Arabic calligraphy artist, and typography enthusiast from Jordan. His work is driven by research, which he uses as a means to promote the use of Arabic letters in branding and product design. Alazaat draws inspiration from Mohieddien El-Labbad, a renowned Egyptian designer and artist. Alazaat has set up a design space in Amman where he has built an extensive collection of Arab publications and rare prints, with the aim of preserving knowledge and sharing it with others. Over the years, he has conducted numerous workshops on calligraphy and design, and has also lectured at schools and universities in Jordan and beyond. Alazaat has exhibited his projects and artworks in various galleries and international design events.
In 2012, Alazaat co-founded 'Wajha', a social and cultural design initiative that offers free branding services to small businesses and shop owners. In 2018, he launched ELHARF, a cultural space and online platform dedicated to promoting Arabic identity, art, and exquisite design products. At ELHARF House, Alazaat aims to foster knowledge and experience sharing by hosting regular workshops, courses, and lectures, and by sharing his specialized library of books and references.
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