Abd A. Masoud

Arabic calligraphy with a difference


Abd A. Masoud was born 1963 in Amman, Jordan,

Living since 1985 in Vienna Austria

1987 Received my Bachelor of Art from Webster University, Vienna.

1989 started working professionally in the field of silk screen printing in this period acquired my first knowledge with graphic design and Typography.

1994 I found the passion for restoring old antique wood sculpture and furniture. Through this work I learned many techniques in this field. Autodidact I learned wood curving, calligraphy and painting. Qualified friends in this field made this effort much easier for me. A particular interest in painting led me to pursue acquiring knowledge, through which I expanded and consequently developed my artistic style.

2008 started running the Rearte gallery as a non-profit private initiative which was launched in order to give a chance for known and unknown artist to present themselves and their Work in an exclusive and representative atmosphere in Vienna - Austria.


Member of the Jordanian Plastic Artist Association

Member of the Austrian association of professional art

Member of the International Association of Art IAA – AIAP

President of the Global Calligraphy Vienna


June 2016 organising the Slovenian Cultural week

June 2014 organising the Slovakian cultural wek in Vienna

June 2013 organising the Bulgarian cultural week in Vienna

Committee member of the 100 year Jubilee of the Austrian association of professional art

June 2012 organising the Egyptian cultural week in Vienna

June 2011 organising the Hungarian cultural week in the Rearte gallery

June 2010 organising the Jordanian cultural week "Getting together" in Vienna

Rearte Gallery was launched 2008 as a non-profit, private initiative

Publication, Catalogue and press

Samstagsreden: Gedruckt wie gesprochen

und dann war alles anders, 39 Momente, die das Leben veränderten

70 years of Contemporary Jordanian art - Jordan national Gallery of fine arts 

Rearte Gallery 2008 - 2013

Jordanube Rivers - Rawaq Al- Balqa Foundation for Arts

Abd A. Masoud - Arabic Calligraphy with a difference

Privatsphären - By Chao Fia Contemporary

Biennale de la Culture et des Arts “Revolution et Cohesion”

Kunst in Bewegung - 100 Jahre BV - 100 Jahre Kunst in Bewegung (Exhibition catalog)

Arabic calligraphy course and workshop

Freelance calligraphy lecturer

Art Symposiums and Exhibition

Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and Jordan


Organising in cooperation with The International Research Centre for Calligraphy, The University of Sunderland, The Global Calligraphy Vienna, The Vienna Calligraphy Centre, VHS Meidling the "Writing 2019 International Calligraphy Symposium " "exploring the linear graphic" in Vienna Austria

May, collective exhibition at SULUV Galerija - Novi Sad

May, collective exhibition at National Palace of Culture - Sofia


September, collective exhibition "Global calligraphy Vienna stellt sich vor" at the Vienna Calligraphy Center - Vienna

September, collective exhibition „Volumen et Rotulus“ at Galleria Bonomo - Rom the exhibition was organised through the Association Venetiae Incipit Scriptorium- venice in cooperation with the Marymount International School 

July,  collective exhibition "Fahnen on tour" at Galerie El Magazein, Vodnjan/Dignano, Croatia

May, collective exhibition "Fahnen on tour" Mödling

April, Acollective exhibition "Fahnen on tour" Voitsberg

March, collective exhibition "Fahnen on tour" Laa an der Thaya

Mrch, collective exhibition „Volumen et Rotulus“ at the Rearte Gallery In cooperation with the Association Venetiae Incipit Scriptorium - venice


October, Live calligraphy demonstration "Calligraphy Dialogue" at the CAICIID Dialogue Centre (King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue)

October, Collective exhibition and calligraphy demonstration "Calligraphy diversity im Volkskundemuseum Wien" at The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

September, collective exhibition at Artezi Galeria - Budapest September, Collective exhibition "Wasser, Elixier des Lebens" at Wasserturm Favoriten 

September, collective exhibition " Waserbewegt" At Alte Schieberkammer Wien

March, Collective exhibition "Rearte Gallery zu Gast in Retz"

March, BVBK Steiermark sektion, Acollective exhibition "Art Reloaded ein Dialog" im Cellarium Zisterzienserstift Rein


December, collective exhibition organised from the Arabic house for art and culture UN International Arabic language day 2016

October, collective Exhibition Inter Strokes Rogaska Slatina in Anina Galeria Rogaska Slatina / Slovenia

October, Kalligraphie Demonstration in Kunsthaus Laa im Bürgerspital “ORF Long Night of Museums 2016”

September, collective exhibition at the Schrift- und Heimatmuseum-Bartlhaus

September, Collective exhibition at the Kunst VHS "Kunst für alle"  Wachsende Stadt

Septembe, Inter Strokes Vienna in Anina Galeria Rogaska Slatina / Slovenia

September, BV Exhibition „HELLS BELLS“ Schloßberg Graz

September, Calligraphy Day The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

June, collective Exhibition Inter Strokes Vienna

June, Raum für Herkunft - neue Wurzeln, alte Grenzen ip Forum

May collective exhibition The beauty of letters at the Egyptian cultural institute Vienna

April, collective exhibition Text Bild Kunst in the Ehemalige Zuckerlfabrik

April, collective exhibition in MuseumsQuartier - 100 Hours of Art

February, collective exhibition in the United Nation – Diversity of Calligraphy 


December, collective exhibition in the United Nation – International Arabic language day

November, Solo exhibition Absolute calligraphy at the Literarna Hiša Maribor - Galeriji RRRudolf

October, collective exhibition at “The Vienna Globe”

September, collective exhibition at Schloss Gloggnitz

September Calligraphy Day The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

July, Solo exhibition at Palais Palffy Galerie

June, collective exhibition at the Schrift- und Heimatmuseum-Bartlhaus

Mai, collective exhibition “Global calligraphy Vienna in Villach” at GALERIE Offenes Atelier D.U.Design / Villach

March,Calligraphy Day in the Afro Asian Institute – Vienna“


December, collective exhibition at the WIFI “Kaufrausch” / Vienna

Oktober, Skulpturenpromenade Freiluftgalerie Laa / Laa an der Thaya

July, collective exhibition 3. Internationalen Künstlersymposiums "Les sentiments IV" / Unterpremstätten

June, collective exhibition Schrift- und Heimatmuseum Bartlhaus / Pettenbach

April collective exhibition "Zweite Ausstellung des Arabisch Österreichischen Hauses für Kunst und Kultur" Egyptian culture institute Vienna

April, collective exhibition "Zweite Ausstellung des Arabisch Österreichischen Hauses für Kunst und Kultur" the Egyptian cultural institute Vienna

April, collective exhibition "Rearte Gallery zu Gast im Oskar Kokoschka Haus" / Pöchlarn

April, collective exhibition "Kassandra lebt" Club alpha


December, 12th ostraka arts festival / Sharm El sheikh

November "Dream of a child" Amman

November, „Kalligraphie einmal anders“ Atelier Operngasse / Vienna

November, collective exhibition „Kalligraphie einmal anders“ at the Atelier Operngasse / Vienna

1st International Meeting of Turkish, Caucasian, Balkans, Central Asia and Arabic Artists / Konya

8th International Art Symposium "Atelier an der Donau" / Poechlarn

6th International Sculpture-Symposium „CONNECT IN ART“ / Stubenberg am see

Mai, „Noli me tangere“ in der Domeniggalerie / Wien

Mai 70 years of Contemporary Jordanian art - Jordan national Gallery of fine arts (Exhibition catalog)

April, “90 % Wasser - 10 % Mensch“ at the Alten Schiebekammer

April, Contemporary interpretation of old manuscripts – Celje at Kvartirni hiši / Celje—Slovenia

February, collective exhibition “5 Jahre Rearte Gallery in Meidling” at the Meidling District museum


September, Soloausstellung in der Gallery of Credo Bonum foundation, Sofia – Bulgaria

September, Collective exhibition in der Justizzentrum Wien

September, Collective exhibition in der Galerie Sala Terrena Körmend / Hungary

September, Collective exhibition in Kunstsalon – Schönbrunn

August, Collective exhibition in Schloß Albeck

August, Collective exhibition in thr Werkstätte für Kunst im leben „- Cassandra still alive “Müllendorf

August, collective exhibitionat Berchtoldvilla / Salzburg 100 years BV – 100 years art in motion

July, collective exhibition “Changing places” GALERIE Offenes Atelier D.U.Design

June, Collective exhibition Spazio Klien in Borgo Valsugana / Italien

June, Collective exhibition „5 Im Bergerhaus“ Gumpoldskirchen

May,  at c.art gallery “Contemporary Art from Jordan”

May, at Theisenhoferhof / Weißenkirchen 100 years BV – 100 years art in motion

April,  at Galerie Time "Schriften Symbole Kalligraphie"

April, Ehrenhof von Schloss Schönbrunn

April, Solo exhibition at ubuntu – Kulturinitiative von SOS-Kinderdorf „Dream of a child“

March, Solo exhibition at Osnovna šola Vič – Ljubljana „Dream of a child“


November, Collective exhibition, Dominig-Haus „multiple choice“

June, Biennale de la Culture et des Arts - Cairo

April, Solo exhibition, Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism– Budapest"Dream of a child"

February, Solo exhibition in the United Nation - Geneva "Dream of a child"


November, Collective exhibition, Le Salon Paneuropéen Paris / Europäischer Dialog

October, Collective exhibition at the Rearte Gallery "BIENNALE AUSTRIA - Zu Gast in der Rearte Gallery"

April, Solo exhibition in the United Nation – Vienna Dream of a child

March, Solo exhibition in the old Vienna Municipality

January, Collective exhibition, Galerie Offenes Atelier D.U.Design “Just BLACK &WHITE”


December, Hofburg, Handing over one of my pictures to the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer

November, solo exhibition, Gewölbegalerie - Klagenfurt

"Arabic calligraphy with a difference"

September, solo exhibition, Donau City Church

June Collective exhibition, Kabelwerk „Meidlinger Vielfalt“

March, Solo exhibition, Gallery in the city tower Völkermarkt - Carinthia " Arabic calligraphy with a difference "


December, solo exhibition, Rearte Gallery "Arabic calligraphy with a difference" Vienna

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