About Nassar Mansour
b. 1967 Amman, Jordan, Nassar Mansour continues to live, work and teach there.
After studying Islamic Arts at the University of Jordan, Mansour became the first Jordanian to obtain the traditional ijaza in Islamic calligraphy from the Turkish master Hasan Celebi in 2003. In 2007 received his PhD in the Art of Islamic Calligraphy from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London, UK.
His first solo exhibition was at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman in 1998. Since then his work has been show extensively across the world, including at the British Museum, London, UK (2003, 2006); the Islamic Arts Museum of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2004); The National Building Museum, Washington DC, USA (2005); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2010); Medina Municipality Gallery, Saudi Arabia (2013); The Dubai Arabic Calligraphy Centre, Dubai (2014) and LACMA, Los Angeles, USA (2015).
Mansour has been commissioned extensively for public works across Jordan and his art is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Moscow; Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman and The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto as well as many international private collections.
Nassar is known for his academic works on Arabic calligraphy as well as his role in reviving the Muhaqqaq script. He recently published ‘Amshaq al-Khatt al-Muhaqqaq: The First Amshaq of its Kind in the History of Arabic Calligraphy’.
Location :Tabari Artspace THE GATE VILLAGE BLDG. 3, LEVEL 2, DIFC DUBAI, UAE 506759
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -
Opening : 7:00 pm
Oct 12 2016 - Jan 12 2017