Haitham Alhamad

haitham alhamad

Location: Qatar

Haitham Al-Hamad is interested in music and painting, his gifts appeared since childhood, especially oriental and classical music, and reading literary stories. His passion for art increased since 1988, when he began studying fine arts at Damascus University, where he realized the value of true art by studying deeply in art and delving into it. Haitham was greatly influenced by impressionism, and the emerging free color. He was deeply and strongly impressed by Van Gogh's expressive style.
He discovered the origins of fine arts and its techniques in his postgraduate studies in which he studied the art history of Syria extending back thousands of years, where he eventually turned to Islamic arts as they represent the Arab culture.
Later, during his stay in Qatar, Al-Hamad was able, to discover the techniques and media that helped him a lot in finding the ideal ways to express his vision and philosophy. Through his successive artistic practices, and his participation in many local and international exhibitions, Al-Hamad was able to obtain international awards.
The first award was from the London Biennale on Conceptual Art, this award was the culmination of his belief that he believed in since the beginning. He believes that art must have ideas, meanings, and human messages, that convey them to sight and insight. Art is not just a visual pleasure that ends with the end of this pleasure.

Haitham Al Hamad was born in Homs, Syria, receiving his Bachelor degree in 1992, and Graduate degree in Mural Painting in 1994. Al Hamad participated in various art and cultural fairs, as well as showcasing his art in many galleries in Syria, Qatar and international shows. Interested in Islamic painting, especially the Islamic miniatures. Haitham Al Hamad is currently residing in Qatar, working at the Doha Fire Station " Artistes in residence"


• Winner --3rd place London Art Biennale / Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road 2017.
• XIth Florence Biennale 2017 / “eARTh: creativity and sustainability” Padiglione Spadolini in the Fortezza da Basso 2017
• 1st place London Art Biennale Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road 2019.


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The accomplished Syrian artist Haitham Al Hamad currently creates his unique paintings at the Doha Fire Station “Artists in residence” in Qatar. As a member of the Syrian Fine Arts Association and Qatar Fine Arts Association, Haitham has exhibited his works in many galleries across Syria and Qatar, also participating is prestigious cultural fairs.
Haitham’s passion for Islamic painting and miniatures leads him to a complex artistic journey that culminates in terrific expressionist works. From academical forms of portrait and still lifes to innovative themes and compositions, this multi-talented painters is able to give life to a rich magical aura and fantastical nature that surpsases ordinary. Haitham uses incredibly vibrant colours and an amalgamation of animated forms, which electrify and give an otherworldly intensity to the subject matter within his paintings.
Thus, transforming the everyday into something extraordinary. Haitham paints his surroundings and transforms veracity into an ethereal obscure creation, full of vigor and pulsating with spirit.

Haitham has the talent of breathing whimsical life through his unique development and portrayal of connection and communication through these stimulating abstract forms. The distinctive and skilled technique of capturing different shades of light, which are glowing with radiant hues, encourages intense spiritual meaning and relations with the observer.
Finally, Haitham is a unique artist who promises exceptional evolution in his creative pathway, becoming more and more deep in personal meanings. In anticipation, the viewer is intrigued to see which compositions and ideas will occur in his future career.

Haitham Al hamad :
This space of whiteness in front of me makes up the beginning of the story that listed, where characters begin moving with their Mystic colors, haunting me until they rest in their inevitable place portraying the title of a Tale that is narrated
The tsunami sweeping our region today is already unreasonable human action that cannot be imagined. So through shadow and light of the drama of color I am trying to understand the reasonable things in the inhumanity as a concept that grows in the era of the virtual media.

Birth: Homs – Syria.

• Graduated from Damascus University: college of Fine Arts 1992.
• High grade diploma in Mural painting 1994.
• First Fair in Higher Institute for Dramatic Art and music 1992.
• Member of Qatar Fine Arts Associations.
• Member of Syrian Fine Arts Associations.
• Second Fair in Deir Atiyah museum in Syria 1993.
• Third Fair in Russian cultural center in Damascus 1994.
• Annual Autumn fair, Syria 1996.
• Mosaic Restoration in the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria 96.
• Teaching in the institute of museums and restoration in Damascus 1996-1999.
• Taking part in the seventeenth gallery of the Fine arts in Qatar in 2004.
• Taking part in the eighteenth gallery of the Fine arts in Qatar in 2005.
• Doha fifth culture festival 2006 visual art gathering.
• Asian visual art exhibition 2006.
• Annual autumn fair, Syria 2007.
• The 20th general exhibition October 2007.
• Gallery artists of the Syrian community in Al hoshe in Qatar ( Rhythms of Colors ) 2010.
• Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar 2013- 2016.
• Selection for London Art Biennale 2017.
• Winner --3th place London Art Biennale 2017.
• Solo exhibition in Italy / Expo Chianciano 2017.
• XIth Florence Biennale / Florence Biennale International Selection Committee (CIS).

The collector

o Higher Institute for Dramatic Art and music Damascus Syrian .
o Deir Atiyah Museum Syria .
o Privet collectors in Syria.
o Privet collectors in Germany.
o Qatar Ministry culture 2 Art works.
o London Gagliardi Gallery contemporary art.


in Islamic painting, especially the Islamic miniatures. Haitham Al Hamad is currently residing in Qatar, working at the Doha Fire Station " Artistes in residence".