MUSTAFA ALI

Born in 1956, Latakia, Syria. Lives and works in Damascus, Syria.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 “Art in Motion”, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2014 “The Distance”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE
  • 2013 Gallerie Mark Hachem, Beirut Lebanon
  • 2013 Gallery Dahab, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2011 Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2004 Spark-shell, Damascus, Syria
  • 2003 Kawaf Gallery, Aleppo, Syria
  • 2003 Al Qabbani Theatre, Damascus, Syria
  • 2000 Fayrouz Gallery, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 1999 Shoura Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 1998 Alice Bogabgab Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1996 Baladna Art Gallery, Jordan
  • 1995 Alice Bogabgab Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1993 Baladna Art Gallery, Jordan
  • 1993 Shoura Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 1988 Ashtar Gallery, Damascus, Syria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011 Exhibition with Nazir Ismail, Doha, Qatar
  • 2013 Exhibition with Farouk Guendakja, Jeddah, KSA
  • 2010 Dar Al Assad for Arts and Culture (Damascus Opera House)
  • 2009 The Syrian National Museum
  • 2008 “Sirca: Contemporary Syrian Art”, Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2007 Graz, Austria
  • 2006 Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2006 Europe Art Exhibition, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2006 Dar Al Baath, Damascus, Syria
  • 2005 Dar Kalemat, Aleppo, Syria
  • 2005 Greece
  • 2005 Tamer Henneh Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2005 Uruk Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2005 Dual exhibition with Abdul Latif Al Smoud, Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2004 Dual exhibition with Nazir Ismail, Maisaa Shehabi Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2004 Arab World Festival, Montreal, 2004
  • 2004 Syrian Cultural Week, London, 2004
  • 2002 Europe Art Exhibition, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2002 Dual exhibition with Abdul Latif Al Smoud, Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 1998 Dual exhibition with Abdul Latif Al Smoud, Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 1996 Dual exhibition with Abdul Latif Al Smoud, Majlis Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2004 Al Rewaq Gallery, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 2003 Theatre of Life Exhibition, the French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria
  • 2003 Exhibition organized by UNHCR at Al Assad National Library, Damascus, Syria
  • 2002 “Intellectual Exercises in Art and Painting- Responses and Diversifications”, Attasi Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2002 Art SUD Exhibition, Paris, France
  • 2000 & 2002 “From Washington to Damascus”, the American Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria
  • 2001 Spark-shell, Damascus, Syria
  • 2000 Chairs exhibition, Meridian Hotel, Damascus, Syria
  • 1997 Spark-shell, Damascus, Syria
  • 1998 Exhibition with Fateh Al Moudarres and Drouyer, Ashtar Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 1997 Dual exhibition with Abdul Latif Al Smoudi, Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1996 Ebla Al Sham Hotel, Damascus, Syria
  • 1994 Shahba Al Sham Hotel, Aleppo, Syria
  • 1993 Dual exhibition with Issam Darwish, the French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria
  • 1992 Memoriam exhibition to artist Nazir Shoura, Ashtar Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 1992 Exhibition with Shireen Al Malla, Baladna Gallery, Amman, Jordan
  • 1990 With group of Syrian artists at Orviette, Italy
  • 1989 La Sponda Gallery, Rome, Italt
  • 1989 Gallery Bilad Al Sham, Aleppo, Syria

PRIZES

  • 2008 First prize, competition at the 25th Anniversary of the Arab World Institute in Paris (included implementing an artwork on the roof of the building)
  • 2007 Winner of EMAAR’s International Art Symposium Prize
  • 1997 Golden Prize, Latakia Biennale
  • 1992 Bronze Prize, Sharjah Biennale
  • Designed the prize for the Damascus Cinema Festival

ACQUISITIONS

  • The Public Palace, Damascus, Syria
  • The National Museum, Syria
  • The Ministry of Culture, Syria
  • The Contemporary Art Museum, Jordan
  • Sharjah Museum, UAE
  • The Spanish Royal Palace
  • The Arab World Institute in Paris, France

SYMPOSIUMS

  • 2010 Sculpture Symposium in Sweida, Syria
  • 2010 Dialogue between Generations Sculpture Symposium, Damascus, Syria
  • 2009 Beijing Biennale
  • 2007 EMMAR International Art Symposium, Damascus, Syria
  • 2006 International Sculpture Symposium, Amman, Jordan
  • 2005 Imagine the Book Biennale, Alexandria, Egypt
  • 2004 JEEM International Sculpture Symposium, Latakia, Syria
  • 2002, 1998, 1997 Al Mahabba Festival for Sculpture, Latakia, Syria
  • 2001 International Sculpture Symposium, Valencia, Spain
  • 1998, 1997 The First and Second Symposiums for Sculpture, Damascus, Syria
  • 1996 Cairo Biennale
  • 1997, 1995 Latakia Biennale
  • 1994 Alexandria Biennale
  • 1994 The First International Sculpture Symposium in Rashana, Lebanon
  • 1997, 1995, 1993, 1992 Sharjah Biennale
  • 1987 International Sculpture Symposium in the Open Air, Berlin

MONUMENTS

  • The Damascene Sword at the Omayyad Square, Damascus, Syria (in collaboration with artist Ihsan Intabi)
  • The Gate of Syria for Mediterranean Olympics, Pari, Italy
  • Tower of Memory, Damascus International Fairgrounds

EDUCATION

  • 1996 BFA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Carrara, Italy
  • 1979 BFA (with an excellence degree), Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, Syria
  • 1977 Applied Arts Center, Syrian Ministry of Culture
  • 1974 Plastic Art Center, Syrian Ministry of Culture