Mohamad Omran, born in Damascus in 1979, is an artist whose creative odyssey spans continents and emotions. Graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, he emerged as a celebrated sculptor, marking his presence in the local art scene. In 2007, he embarked on a transformative journey to France, where he currently resides, taking his passion and vision to new horizons.
Omran's art is a fusion of mediums and messages. His journey continued with academic pursuits, earning a Master's and a PhD in art history from the University of Lyon II. This academic exploration marked a turning point in his artistic trajectory, expanding his horizons beyond sculpture to captivating artworks on paper. These creations caught the attention of art enthusiasts, leading to a cascade of individual and collective exhibitions across esteemed venues.
From the "La Façon" workshop in Lyon to galleries and institutes in Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, Beirut, and beyond, Omran's art has graced international stages. His pieces carry the weight of history and the vibrancy of the present. A captivating storyteller, he weaves narratives of resilience, suffering, and cultural interconnectedness. His brushstrokes mirror the anguish of contemporary events, often overlaid with a brushstroke of hope.
Omran's solo exhibitions have enchanted audiences at renowned galleries such as Europia Gallery in Paris, Marianne Gallery in Argeles sur mer, and Dar Al Funoon Gallery in Kuwait, among others. His participation in collective exhibitions worldwide, from Damascus to Copenhagen, Berlin to Mexico City, speaks to his artistic reach and impact.
Awards have adorned Omran's path, a testament to his talent and dedication. His art finds a home in prestigious collections, including the British Museum, Attassi Foundation Dubai, and the Ministry of Culture in Damascus. His creations encapsulate the human experience, a testament to the power of art to bridge cultures, evoke emotions, and illuminate the shared stories that connect us all.
Ishtar Gallery, Damascus, Syria
Syrian Cultural Center, Paris, France
Kozah Gallery, Damascus, Syria
Europia Gallery, Paris, France
Marianne Gallery, Argeles sur mer, France
Art on 56th Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
French cultural center, Beirut, Lebanon
Dar Al Funoon Gallery, Kuwait
Al-Mahbba International Biennale, Lattakia, Syria
Zara Gallery, Amman, Jordan
Institute of Cultures of Islam, Paris, France
World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA
ATHR Gallery, Djeddah, Saudi Arabia
Centre d’art contemporain de Malakoff, France
MUCEM museum, Marseille, France
Egyptian International Art Fair, Cairo, Egypt
Syrian n’est fait festival, Nouchine Pahlevan gallery, Paris, France
Colegio de San Ildefonso museum, Mexico City, Mexico
B.A. of Fine Arts, Sculpture Section, Fine Arts Faculty, Damascus University, Syria.
Diploma of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Faculty, Damascus, Syria.
M.A. in “History of Modern Art”, The 2nd Lyon University, Lyon, France.