Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim

Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim (b. 1962) is an Emirati artist from Khor Fakkan and one of the pioneer "five" conceptual artists from the United Arab Emirates. He holds a degree in Psychology from Al Ain University, and completed a residency at Le Consortium Art Centre in Dijon, France.

Ibrahim employs a variety of artistic means to create works that often bring him in direct contact with nature. Hashed leaves, clay, paper, glue are among the materials that appear in Ibrahim’s paintings, which reflect on his academic background in archaeology and psychology.

In 1999 and again in 2001, Ibrahim received the First Prize for Sculpture at the Sharjah Biennial. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Sharjah Biennial in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2007, the 2009 Venice Biennale, the Kunst museum Bonn in 2005, the Sharjah Art Museum in 1996 and 2005, the Dhaka Biennial in 1993 and 2002, Germany’s Ludwig Forum in 2002, the 2000 Havana Biennial, the 1998 Cairo Biennial, the Institut du Monde Arabe in 1998, Sittard Art Center in the Netherlands in 1995, and Moscow’s 1990 Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Art Society in the Soviet Union.

His work is in the collections of Qatar’s Arab Museum of Modern Art, the Sharjah Art Museum and Sittard Art Center, Netherlands, as well as, the Centre Pompidou and HH Sh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Collection.

He recently participated in a collateral event at Kochi Murzi Bienniale 2016-2017.