Biography

Born in Damascus in 1979, Mohamad Omran graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 2000. He obtained his master’s degree from the University of Lyon in 2009. Mohamad Omran has won several awards, and held solo exhibitions in Lyon, Paris, and Damascus. He also participated in group expositions and shows throughout Paris, England, Beirut, Damascus, Aleppo, Turkey, Jordan, and Tartous. Omran uses sculpture, painting, and sometimes video art as means of expression. His sculptures focus on the human body, using an expressionist style that does not follow realistic traditions. Omran was affected by the situation in Syria, and he expressed that via a number of artworks where he uses bronze and resin for sculptures, and paper for paintings.