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Nizar Sabour

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1958 Born in Lattakia, Syria.
1981 Graduate from Faculty of Fine Arts, Dep. of Painting & Drawing, Damascus.
1990 Doctorate of Philosophy in Sciences of Art, Moscow, Russia.

Solo Exhibitions

Syria
1976 - Fine Arts Center, Lattakia
1982 - Cultural Center, Lattakia
1991 - AlSayed Art Gallery, Damascus. Imar Gallery, Lattakia
1992 - Bilad al-Sham Gallery, Aleppo
1993 - Damascus Gallery, Damascus
1994 - Ashtar Gallery, Damascus
1995 - Atassi Gallery, Damascus
1997 - AlSayed Art Gallery, Damascus.
1998 - (Fallen Body Reproched by Soul) Kuzah Gallery.
1999 - Bilad al-Sham Gallery, Aleppo
2000 - Exhibition (Soul Gates) Atassi Gallery, Damascus
2001 - Exhibition (About Love) Imar Gallery, Lattakia
2002 - Exhibition (Life in Ashes) Atassi Gallery, Damascus
2003 - (About Damascus) Fateh Muddaress Gallery.
2005 - (Antara our Time) Art House Gallery, Damascus.
- (Life in Ashes) Bilad al-Sham, Aleppo
2007 - (Happiness as Possible) Art House, Damascus.
- (Antara our Time) Kalimat Gallery, Aleppo.
2008 - (Happiness as Possible) Museum of Modern Art,
Lattakia.
- Retrospective Exhibition (1973-2008) Discover Virtual
Syria Gallery
2009 - (Palmyra’s Walls) Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Damascus.

Lebanon
1993 - Maram Gallery, Beirut
2003 - Aida Shurfan Gallery & French Cultural Center, Beirut

Jordan
2008 - (Happiness as Possible), Ruaa Gallery, Amman

Egypt
1998 - Cairo Atelier Gallery, Cairo

Bahrain
1997 - Solo Exhibition, Arts Center Gallery, Manama

Kuwait
1992 - Free Studio Gallery, Kuwait
2004 - Ahmad Aledwani Gallery, Kuwait
2010 - Exhibition (Happiness Walls) F.A. Gallery

Russia
1990 - Gallery of Central House Artist, Moscow

France
2010 - Exhibition (Palmyra’s Icon), Europia Gallery, Paris

Germany
2009 - Exhibition (News From Syria) Holbein4 Gallery, Hanover

Awards
1995 - First Prize of Painting, First Almahabba Biennale, Lattakia, Syria
1995 - Certificate of Recognition, Second Sharjha Biennale, Sharjah
2004 - First Prize of Painting, International Art Symposium, Dubai
2006 - Prize for the Fourth Tahran Biennale of Contemporary Art in the Islamic world.

     His work tends to have religious undertones, focusing on the artist’s fascination with religious imagery and icons, whether Christian, Islamic or pagan. His images tend to appear archaic, utilizing ‘traditional’ elements, such triptychs, carved wood, flattened perspective, verticality & gold leaf… But employs them in a way reminiscent of Dada collages than the precision of religious iconography.

His works can be found in the collections of many museums not only in the Middle East, but in Washington and Moscow as well.

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