• Group exhibition ‘Word & Illumination’, exhibition in cooperation with the British Museum, Madinah, KSA

• Duo exhibition ‘Mapping azimuth, two calligraphical ascencions’, presented by Galerie El Marsa during the second edition of JAW: Jeddah Art Week


• Group exhibition ‘Nun wa al Qalam’, contemorary Muslim Calligraphy from the Islamic Arts Museum   Collections, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

• Group exhibition ‘Symbiosis of Two Worlds’, a Modern Art Exhibition presented by The Written Art Foundation, Palais Namaskar, Marrakesh, Morocco

• Group exhibition ‘Khatt and after’, Modern Contemporary Calligraphy from Mathaf’s collection, Katara Cultural Village, Doha

• Group exhibition ‘Perspectives’: Nja Mahdaoui, Marios Schwab, Amel Esseghir & Bernard Delletrez by Nini Gollong, El Marsa Gallery, El Marsa, Tunisia

• Fashion Show ‘Calligrams’, Marios Schwab Autumn/Winter collection, London Fashion Week

• Performance & Exhibition Meeting signs, with Agostino Ferrari, Confini Festival, Reggio Calabria, Italy


• Group exhibition Salah Stétié and the paintersPaul Valéry Museum, Sète, France

• Group exhibition Treasures of the World’s Cultures- British Museum, Kunst & Ausstellungshalle

der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany

• Group exhibition Written Images, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

• Group exhibition Journey of the Line, Athr Gallery, Djeddah

• Group exhibition Treasures of the World’s Cultures- British Museum, Manarat Al Saadiyat Gallery, Abu Dhabi

Charity live creation for Noor Dubai Foundation, with 4 young Emiratis artists, Christie’s, Dubai

• Performance Meeting signs,with Agostino Ferrari, Living Art National Center, Tunisia

• Group exhibition Written Images, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York


‘Meissen Art Campus: The new beginning’, Leipzig, Germany

• Group exhibition ‘The Art of Writing’, Wiesbaden Art Forum, Germany

• Duo exhibition ‘Azimuth – Ascension’, with Khaled Ben Slimane at New Sahara Gallery, Los Angeles

• Solo exhibition ‘Wasl’ at Rafia Gallery, Damascus


• Solo exhibition ‘Jafr: the signs alchemy’, Omagh Gallery, Paris

• Group exhibition Breaking boundaries, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich

• Group exhibition The shape and the word. The contemporary art of calligraphy, Casa Arabe, Madrid in 2010 and Cordoba in 2011, Spain

• Solo exhibition ‘Wajd’ at Beit Muzna Gallery, Muscat, Oman


Taswir - Pictorial Mappings of Islam & Modernity, the Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin

International Exhibition of Calligraphy IIContemporary Musuem of Calligraphy, Moscow

Group exhibition ‘Routes II’, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London

Group exhibition Perspectives : Arab & Iranian modern mastersPhillips de Pury & Company, in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery, London


• Group exhibition, Montcalm Gallery, Gatineau, Canada

Solo Exhibition, Dar Al Funoon Gallery, Koweit

Group exhibition ‘Routes II’, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London

Group exhibition, Hunar Gallery, Dubai

Islamic Arts Festival11th session, ‘Silk Road Festival’ (Exhibition & Guest of honour), Sharjah Arts Museum

Solo Exhibition, Hewar Art Gallery, Riyadh

Solo Exhibition, 5th Classical Music Festival, organized by Admaf, Emirates palace, Abu Dhabi

Solo Exhibition, ‘Francophone Week’, organized by Admaf, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research and the Ghaf Gallery, Abu Dhabi

• ‘Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle east“British Museum, DIFC, Dubai


• Group exhibition ‘The Brush dances & the Ink Signs’, Hermitage Museum, St-Petersburg

Solo exhibition at Meem Gallery, Dubai

Group exhibition ‘The Brush dances & the Ink Signs’, State Museum of Oriental Art and Triumph Gallery, Moscow


Tehran Biennial (Guest of honour and Jury member), Iran

Sharjah Biennial for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy (Guest of honour & Jury member), UAE

‘Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle east’ at the British Museum, London


‘The Art of teh Arabic Book’ at the National Library (BNF), Paris


• Invited by the Jal Foundation for the International Colloquium of Calligraphy, Japan


‘Signs, Traces, Calligraphy’, curated by Rose Issa at the Barbican Center, London, the Tropenmuseum Kit, Amsterdam and the Odense Museum, Denmark

• Live performance during the The Arab Woman Court (to Resist Violence Against Women), organized by Arab women and human rights organizations with the cooperation of El Taller Foundation in Beirut. The artwork (1,50 x 15m) was gifted at El Taller Foundation and exhibited at the Beijing Conference and in Cuba and Johannesburg.

Solo exhibtion at Reda Gallery, Jeddah


• Solo exhibtion ‘1001 nights‘, curated by Rose Issa at the Leighton House Museum – London

Solo exhibtion at Rochan Gallery, Jeddah


• Solo exhibition at the Cobol Gallery, during the ‘Images of Africa’ Festival, Copenhague, Denmark

Invited in Japan by the Japan Foundation


• Curator of ‘Contemporary Arab Signs’, an exhibition of artists invited by the Arab League for the Universal Exhibition Sevilla’92


‘East and West’, duo exhibition with Wolfgang Heuwinkel at the Unesco – Paris, in Dusseldorf and Berlin and at the Gutenberg Museum in Mayence, Germany in 1993


• Solo exhibtion at the Ludwig Museum – Aachen, Germany

Solo exhibtion at the Iwalewa Center, Bayreuth, Germany


• Solo exhibition during the Havana Biennial, invited by the Wilfredo Lam Modern Art Center, Cuba


• Invited to the International Visitor Program, by the USIA (United States Information Agency)


Gold Medal of the City of Jeddah


Art Basel with Kröner gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany


King Saud Honorary Medal, for his monumental Sculptures and Tapestries in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Khaled International Airport in Ryadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia