100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Kais Salman
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Kais Salman

Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Artist

Country: Lebanon (Syria)

Country of origin: @AyyamGallery

Age: 39

Born in Tartous, Syria in 1976, Kais Salman lives and works in Beirut. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus in 2002. His paintings are currently housed in private collections throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Solo and group exhibitions include the Alexandria Biennale (2014); Ayyam Gallery DIFC, Dubai (2014, 2010); Ayyam Gallery Beirut (2015, 2014, 2012); Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai (2014, 2011, 2010); Damascus Museum of Modern Art (2009); The Park Avenue Armory, New York (2008); Carthage Festival for Coast Mediterranean Sea Artists, Tunisia (2005). In May 2010, a work from his Fashion Series appeared on the cover of the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Edition magazine, a first for an Arab artist.

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