Mouneer Shaarani

b. 1952 Syria, Mouneer Al Shaarani continues to live and work there.

A calligrapher, designer and writer, Al Shaarani studied under the great Syrian calligrapher Badawi Al Dirany and at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, graduating in 1977.

His work has been exhibited extensively across the world, including at the Cultural House, Abu Dhabi, UAE (1994); Cairo Workshop, Egypt (1993, 1999); Reitberg Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (1998); Sharjah Art Museum, UAE (2001); Centre International de la Poesie, Marseille, France (2006); the British Museum, London, UK (2006); Casa Arab, Madrid, Spain (2011); Tabari Artspace, Dubai (2013, 2015), Art on 56th, Beirut, Lebanon (2014) and Mils Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2016).

In 2012 he received the Modernization Award at the First International Forum for Arabic calligraphy, held in Sharjah, UAE.