Arabic Calligraphy

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Mohamed Salih, calligrapher artist

Born in Baghdad, Irak

Higher National Diploma in Arts, Orléans-France (1985)

Higher National Diploma in Arts, School of Decorative Arts Paris-France (1988)

Works with Institut du Monde Arabe (Language and Civilisation Centre) as a facilitator

Approved artist educator for schools and art and education training demonstrations, talks, calligraphy performance combined with poetry and music

Regular participation to Fairs and festivals: Annual Book Fair in Porte de Versailles, Paris;

Expolangues fair since 2000; Geneva Book Fair; Rabat Cultural festival; Writing festival at Théoulle sur mer (Cannes); Cultural festival in Kayes, Mali…

Selection of exhibitions

Departmental lending library of Angers

Poetry centre of Rochefort

Museum of Fine Arts, Orléans

Arab world institute, Paris

Language Institute, Blois

Fleury les Aubrais Library

University of Versailles

Trinity Library , Martinique

Honfleur Library

Chapel of Auvillars Tarn et Garonne/France avril 2022

Town hall of Plouhinec Finistère/France mai 2022

Teaching experience

Visual arts teacher in Dunois secondary school, Orléans (5 years)

Teacher-training for special-needs teachers (7 years) and primary school-teachers

Weekly sessions of oriental calligraphy (10 years)

Training for specialised librarians, and directors of cultural centres in collaboration with Academic inspectors and the department of youth and sports


  • Chant du cœur, poems of Khalil Gibran – Publishing house La Part Commune, september 2005
  • Sagesse-Calligraphie – Publishing house Riveneuve – then Self edition August 2015
  • Méditation sur la beauté – Publishing house Riveneuve, november 2016
  • Jardin des mots (nature and environment book) – Self edition 2017
  • Jardin du savoir – Self edition, november2018