Boutros AL MAARI, painter illustrator & writer

 

Born in Damascus (Syria) in 1968. Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University, Syria (2008-2012) Degree in printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University, Syria (1991). Master in Social Anthropology (EHESS), Paris, France (1999). Doctorate in Social Anthropology (EHESS), Paris, France (2006). 1995-1997: Professor assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University, Syria 1994-1997: illustrator in "Publi-Graphics", Damascus, Syria.

An auther, writer and catoonist in many arabic and international newspapers and publications.


Exhibitions
  • 2018 Solo exhibition, Galerie Europia, Paris, France
  • 2017 Solo exhibition, Raum für Syrien, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2017 Solo exhibition, Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2016 ad-Doukkaneh, Solo exhibition, Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2016: (Shopping carts, selfie sticks and a changing earth – contemporary art), Jeddah, K. of Saudi Arabia
  • 2016: Imago Mundi, Venice, Italy
  • 2015: Solo exhibition, Nabad Gallery, Amman, Jordan
  • 2015: Beirut Art Fair (MENASA ART) Tajalliyat Art Gallery Booth, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2015: Solo exhibition, Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2014: Collective exhibition at Grass it Up Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2014: Singapore Art Fair, Singapore, Tajalliyat Art Gallery Booth
  • 2014: China Art Fair, Beijing, Tajalliyat Art Gallery Booth
  • 2013: Collective exhibition "Syrian Artists", Boushahri Art Gallery, Kuwait
  • 2013: Beirut Art Fair" (MENASA ART), Tajalliyat Art Gallery Booth , Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2013: Solo exhibition at Tajalliyat & AFAK, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2012: Beirut Art Fair (MENASA ART) Tajalliyat Art Gallery Booth , Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2012: Solo exhibition, Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2011: Solo exhibition, French Cultural Centre, Damascus, Syria
  • 2010: Collective exhibition, Rafia Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2010: Europia Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2009: Exhibition "Damascus, Paris: Contrasting Perspectives", National Museum of Damascus, an exhibition organized by Europia
  • 2008: Exhibition "Paris, Damascus: A New Look, " Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, exhibition organized by Europia
  • 2008: Exhibition, Hanover, Germany, exhibition organized by Europia
  • 2008: Solo exhibition, Gallery Europia, Paris, France
  • 2006: Exhibition "Painting and Poetry", Gallery Claude Lemand, Paris, France
  • 2005: Solo exhibition, Gallery Claude Lemand, Paris, France
  • 2004: Participation in the exhibition "Contemporary Book Arts from the Arab World", Frankfurt (Book Fair), Germany
  • 2004: Participated in "First International Biennale Bibliotheca Alexandrina hand-written for Artists' Books", Alexandria, Egypt
  • 2004: Participation in the exhibition "The Ego and the Other, " Egyptian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
  • 2003: Solo exhibition, Ab quo Ad quem, Paris, France
  • 2002: Participation in the exhibition "Imagining the Book" (International contemporary art exhibition), Library of Alexandria, Egypt
  • 2002: Solo exhibition, Ab quo Ad quem, Paris, France
  • 2001: Exhibition "Artists of the World", Galerie Bernanos, Paris, France
  • 2000: Solo exhibition at the Syrian Cultural Center in Paris, France
  • 1996: Exhibition of teachers of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria
  • 1995: Exhibition of teachers of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria
  • 1991: Collective exhibition of small painting "Gallery Wafa", Damascus, Syria
Books
  • 2013 : My friends, Galerie Tajalliyat, Damascus Childrens books, french-arabic
  • 2007 : Jade et l'armée des poules, Editions du Jasmin, Paris.
  • 2007 : Fahim et les formes géométriques, Editions l'Harmattan, Paris.
  • 2006 : Abou az-Zoulouf et le loup, Editions du Jasmin, Paris.
  • 2005 : Les couleurs de Fahim, Editions l'Harmattan, Paris.
  • 2005 : Compter avec Fahim, Editions l'Harmattan, Paris.
  • 2004 : At-Tinawi et Picasso, Editions l'Harmattan, Paris.
  • 2004 : Al-Homsi et le conteur, Editions l'Harmattan, Paris.
  • 2004 : Le mari avare, Editions l'Harmattan, Paris.