Mohammed Imad Mahhouk

Born in Aleppo in 1959, the artist graduated from the department of Nuclear Physics, Aleppo University. His particular interest in Islamic arts channeled his interest into calligraphy. Mahhouk came to Istanbul in 1990 and received a diploma in the restoration of manuscripts in the Süleymaniye Library, and attended the Thuluth lessons of Calligrapher Hasan Çelebi in the same year. He acquired trainings on different types of calligraphy from leading calligraphy artists in the Arab world such as Shawki, Izzat Mustafa Alraqem, Sami, Ahmad al-Quar Hsari. He has worked in the cities of Aleppo and Riyadh, and his works have been exhibited in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, England, France, Italy and Turkiye. The artist, who has been living in Istanbul since 2013, continues to work in Istanbul.

Exhibitions and Awards

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 ITO Gallery, Hünkar Pavilion, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2019 Ramart Platform, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2019 Independent Artists Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015 Marmara University Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014 Marmara University Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 Gallery Çelebi, Istanbul Turkey
  • 1997 Aleppo Lounge Levant, Aleppo, Syria

Mixed Exhibitions

  • 2007 International Islamic Fair, London, UK
  • 2013 Exhibition, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


  • 2011 He served as the Delegate of the Quran Calligraphers Form
  • He received an award in the field of nesih talik in the calligraphy competition held in


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This project aims to reveal the effects of migration on the fields of culture and art and has been completed under auspices of İLKE Foundation that has considerably contributed to the society through various projects in different fields it has undertaken over years.

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