Born in 1958 in Damascus, Ahmad Moualla's large-scale paintings often reflect the relationship between society and the individual. Theatrical in their Post-Expressionist hand, Moualla's figurative and calligraphic designs blur the line between reality and fiction. In the recent years, Moualla has returned to integrate calligraphy in his works, thereby illustrating how both themes can be united artistically whilst avoiding the decorative limitations of the Arabic Script. His works push the boundaries between script and painting by playing around with the legibility of the words.
2017 East meets West, AB43 Contemporary, Thalwil, Switzerland
2017 Syrian Symphony: New Compositions in Sight and Sound, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
2014 L’oeil Vagabond, Meung sur Loire, France
2013 Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2012 Written Images: Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China