Abdalla Al Omari

Abdalla Al Omari is a Syrian born, Belgium based painter. Omari’s oil on canvas compositions deals with complex psychological states and emotions, particularly the experience of civilians caught in the crossfire of war, while maintaining a profound beauty due to their realistic portrayals and painterly application.

Omari graduated from the University of Damascus while also attending the Adham Ismail Institute for Visual Arts. While in Belgium, he started ‘The Vulnerability Series’, and now his works are present in the collections of Barjeel Art Foundation UAE, Ayyam Gallery UAE, Fenix Immigration Museum Rotterdam, among others worldwide.



2022 – Selection of Artworks (2020-2022) at Colegio de San Ildefonso Museum, Mexico city, Mexico.
2019 – The Boat at Theatre National de Bruxelles , Belgium.
2017 – The Vulnerability Series Premiere at Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2017 – The Vulnerability Series-Extended at Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg, Germany.
2013- Charms Of War at The National Parliamentary Library,Tbilisi, Georgia.


2018 – Un œil ouvert sur le monde arabe group show, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris , France
2018 – Gangwon International Biennale 2018, organised in parallel to Winter Olympic Games 2018. South Korea.
2017 – Yalta European Strategy Conference Kiev, Ukraine. group exhibition Curated by PinchukArtCentre. Along with artists: Marina Abramović, Santiago Sierra, Andreas Gursky, Damian Ortega, Shi Xinning, Antony Gormley, EJ.Hill.
Brajeel art collection’s CHEFS-D’ŒUVRE DE L’ART MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAIN ARABE in Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France.
Kusseneers Gallery Group show, Brussels, Belgium.
Strombeek Cultural Center, Belgium.
2016 – Jusoor Art Auction, Held by Christies Auction House, Berlin, Germany.
2015 – A Moving Identity, Cambridge, UK.
Jusoor Art Auction, in the support of Syrian students, Los Angeles, USA.
2014 – 1001 Cartes Pour Les Enfants De Syrie, La Maison Des Assocations, Paris, France.
The Last Supper Exhibition, Kozah Art Gallery, Solidere, Beirut, Lebanon.
2013- The First Mtskheta International Art Festival (Crossings), Mtskheta, Georgia.
Ayyam Young Collectors auctions 15th and 16th, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2012 – Shattered Beauty, 8 Gallery, London, UK.
2012 – Ayyam Young Collectors auctions 13th and 14th, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
Kamel Gallery Open Workshop – with two Syrian artist: Fouad Dahdouh and Ghassan Sibai, Kamel Gallery, Damascus, Syria.
2011 – Mouth Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
2010 – Graduation Project Exhibition, Adham Ismael Institute, Damascus, Syria.
2011 – 09 Youth Annual Exhibition, Damascus, Syria.


2011 – 3rd Prize in Shaghaf Young Artists Contest, Kamel Gallery, Damascus, Syria.


2013 – I’m alive.
2013 – Nayef.
2012 –  Extremely Happy About War.
2011 – Liberte


2015-14 – Waiting in the Margins, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova.


Fenix Immigration Museum, Rotterdam.
Barjeel Art Foundation, UAE.
Ayyam Gallery (UAW, Damascus, Beirut, London, KSA).
The Samawi Collection.
Kamel Gallery, Damascus.
Syrian Ministry of Culture, Damascus.