Nasser Al Salem


Nasser Al-Salem was born in the Holy City of Mecca. He became interested in calligraphy from an early age. Nasser Al-Salem’s work is essentially the Arabic written word, therefore he is first and foremost a calligrapher. His practice pushes the boundaries of this age-old Islamic art by re-inventing it in non-conventional mixed media forms and by exploring its conceptual potential.

He participated in the British Museum’s Journey To The Heart of Islam: Hajj Exhibition, where not shortly after, his work “Zamzam” was acquired by the museum. Nasser has participated in the Echoes exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City and Calligraffiti at Leila Heller Gallery in New York

Nasser’s work is in the collection of several museums including The British Museum, LACMA, and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Nasser Al Salem
Nasser Al Salem
Mecca, 1984
Saudi Arabia

Past Exhibitions

Nasser Al Salem: Amma Baad

Delfina Foundation
02/07/2019 — 10/08/2019

Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts

16/03/2019 — 16/07/2019

Do it بالعربي

Sharjah Art Gallery/Bait Obaid Al Shamsi 23/01/2016 — 23/04/2016

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mecca Country of birth: Saudi Arabia Date of birth: 1984 Lives in: Mecca, Saudi Arabia