A leading figure in the ‘Second Generation’ of contemporary artists in the UAE, initially a painter under the tutelage of Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem has developed an artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance to find new ways of apprehending his environment and experiences. Also active as a curator, he has assembled 14 exhibitions of young artists from the UAE.
Kazem’s exhibitions include /seconds., Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2014); Fluid Form II, Arab Contemporary Art, Busan Museum of Art, Korea (2014); RAW DATA, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2013); Directions, New York University, Abu Dhabi (2013); Directions, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA (2010); Venice Biennale (2009); Sharjah Biennial (2007) and Line Exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum (2004).
In 2013, Kazem represented the United Arab Emirates at the 55th Venice Biennale.

Mohammed Kazem was born in 1969 in Dubai where he continues to live and work. He received his MFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12


Kazem, Mohammed

Sound of Angles

Mohammed Kazem employs the same technique to scratch a series of shapes on paper that refer to the angles created when opening doors

Kazem, Mohammed

Scratches on paper

Scratches on Paper (2011–14) demonstrates this technique to render sound and light in a deeply subjective way – a personal chronicle writ in bumps and depressions and left subject to the viewer’s contemplation.