Khaled Al-Saai  (Syrian, 1970) 


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Khaled Al-Saai Biography
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
Selected 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
British Museum, UK
San Pedro Museum of Arts, Mexico
Denver Museum of Arts, Collorado, USA
Museum of Calligraphy, Sharjah, UAE