Born in 1952 - Syrian Arab Republic
Mouneer Al Shaarani was born in 1952 and is an internationally acclaimed Syrian artist. He is an admired calligrapher, book designer and writer with over 50 years of experience. He found his calling at a young age as an apprentice for the most important Syrian calligrapher, Badawi Al Dirany. He then graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1977. Known for his work in contemporary Arab Calligraphy, Al Shaarani has also become popular for his innovative and scholarly advancements of the traditional calligraphic script.
His work reflects the faultlessness attained through pioneering dimensions. In addition to working as a consultant for the International Arab Encyclopedia, Al Shaarani has also published tutorials and articles about Arab calligraphy and Arab Islamic Art. His work has been showcased internationally, gaining wide exposure through exhibitions in over a dozen countries around the Arab world, Europe and the United States. The artwork has been acquired by iconic institutions such as the Reitberg Museum in Zurich, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tunisia, Museum of Red Cross in Geneva, Museum of Islamic Art in Malaysia and by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cairo. His works are also in private collections in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Qatar and Bahrain.
1992 Dar Al Fonoun, Tunisia.
1993 Cairo workshop, Egypt.
1994 Cultural house, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
1994-5 Mobil exhibition in cooporation with International Red Cross, Morocco,
Tunisia and Jordan.
1995 Gallery Al Saiyd, Damascus, Syria.
1996 Rewaq Belal, Tunisia.
1996 Atelier Cairo, Egypt.
1997 Thervantes center, Cairo, Egypt.
1998 Gallery Caire-Berlin, Cairo, Egypt.
1998 Reitberq museum, Zurich, Switzerland.
1998 Shawqi museum, Cairo, Egypt.
1999, Cairo workshop, Egypt.
1999 Honorary exhiibition, (Opera house) Cairo, Egypt.
1999 Gallery Dar Albareh, Bahreïn.
1999 7 Hills collective (Dream Hill), Berlin, Germany.
2001 Audiovisual collective exhibition, Sharjah Art museum,
Émirats Arbes Unis.
2001 Gallery Ishtar, Damascus, Syria.
2002 Gallery Green Art, Dubaï, UAE.
2002 Gallery Al Sham, Aleppo, Syria.
2002 Al Rouaq Al Baladi - Sfax, Tunisia.
2002 Monza House- Mascat, Oman.
2002 Al Jezirah Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
2003-5 Continuous mobil exhibition, USA.
2004 Galerie Green Art, Dubaï, UAE.
2005 St. Jean college, Oxford, UK.
2005 Galerie Attassy, Damascus, Syria.
2006 Al Jezirah Art center, Caire, Syria.
2006 Centre International de la poésie, Marseille, France.
2006 "Word into Art", the British museum, UK
2006 Art Space gallery, Dubaï, UAE.
2007 Dar Al Anda, Amman, Jordan.
2008 Ayyam gallery, Damascus, Syria.
2009 Forth collective exhibition, Germany.
2009 Ayyam gallery, collective exhibition, Damascus, Syria.
2010 Rafia collective exhibition, Damascus, Syria.
2011 Gallery Al Shaab, Homs, Syria.
2011 Casa Arab collective exhibition, Madrid, Spain.
2013 Art on 56th Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2013 Beirut Art Fair, Art on 56th Gallery, Beirut Lebanon
2013 Summer Collective Exhibition, Art on 56th Gallery, Beirut Lebanon
2013 Contemporary Istanbul, Art on 56th Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
2014 Art auction 101 works of Art for Syrian children refugees, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 Art 14 London, Art on 56th, London, England
2015 Art on 56th Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2015 Art Space Gallery, Dubai, UAE
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