Ismail Al-Rifai

Ismail Al-Rifai was born in Mayadin, Syria in 1967, and graduated in Fine Arts graduate from the University of Damascus in 1991. He is an accomplished artist and a published writer and poet.

Ismail Al-Rifai, is known for the diversity and richness in his works and  his long experience in the contemporary art scene, both in visual art and written works. His impressive accolades include, The Dubai Culture Award in 2015, first prize in the annual exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society in 2013, and the Sharjah Prize for Arab Creativity for his novel “Drawers of Clay” in 2006. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1991.