Khaled Al-Saai (Syrian, born )

Timeline

1970
Born in Homs, Syria
1995
BA in Fine Arts, Painting, University of Damascus, Syria
1997
MA in Fine Arts (honorary degree), University of Damascus, Syria
1998
Certificate in Calligraphy from IRCICA, the research centre for Islamic History Arts and Culture, Istanbul, Turkey
2000
Prize for Young Artist, presented by British Counsel, Damascus, Syria
2003
The Modernity Prize of the Audio-Visual Festival, Sharjah Museum of Arts
2004
The first Prize in the Modernity of Arabic Calligraphy, 1st Arabic Calligraphy, 1st Biennial of Calligraphy in the Arab world, Sharjah, UAE
2005
First Prize in 'Diwany Jaly script', Master Competition of Calligraphy, Sponsored by Al Baraka Turk Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
2007
1st prize of Diwany Jaly, 7th Int'l Competition of Calligraphy, IRCICA, Istanbu
2007
1st prize in Classic Calligraphy, International competition of calligraphy, IRCICA, Istanbul, Turkey
2008
1st prize in the Modernity of Arabic Calligraphy, 3rd biennal of calligraphy, Sharjah, UAE
Works and lives in Dubai, UAE

Exhibitions

2009
Signs: Contemporary Arab Art. Seven renowned artists from the Middle East, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, USA
2008
Beyond Words: Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East, curated by Karin Adrian von Roques, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
2007
Espejesmo?, Arab Art, San Pedro Museum of Art, Mexico
2007
Audio Visual Art Exhibition, Sharjah Museum of Art, UAE
2007
San Bedro Museum of Art, Mexico
2007
Al Bareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
2007
Dar Al Fnoon, Kuwait (solo)
2007
Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE (solo)
2006
Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE (solo)
2005
Pellouailles-les-Vignes mantes, France (solo)
2005
Poems in Calligraphy, the Majles Gallery, Dubai, UAE (solo)
2005
Institute de Monde Arab, Paris, France
2005
Languages of Desert, Bonn Museum of Art, Germany
2005
The Art of the Written Word in the Middle East, U of M Museum of Art
2004
Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (solo)
2001–2004
Art and Sufism, exhibition organized by the Cervantes Institute (2001-2004):
National Museum of Damascus, Syria
Royal Museum of Amman, Jordan
Bilad Al Sham Gallery Aleppo, Syria
Unisco Palace Beirut, Lebanon
Granada, Seville Spain
2003
The Art of the Written Word in the Middle East, U of M Museum of Art
2003
Salter International house, Wallesley College, Boston
2002
Sharjah Museum of Art, UAE
2001
Institute du Monde Arab, Paris, France (solo)
1999
IFEAD, Damascus, Syria (solo)
1997
Collective Exhibition of Syrian artist organized by the Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Art, Damascus, Syria
1997
Biennial Almahaba Arts Festival Latakia, Syria
1996
Spanish Institute, Damascus, Syria (solo)
1991
Collective Exhibition of Syrian artists organized by the Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Syria
1987
Al Mayadin City Hall, Syria