Mohammed Joha

Mohammed Joha was born in 1978 in Gaza. His paintings, though playful in style and bold in colour, offer a critique of Arab and Western media bias and their (mis)representation of Arab culture. This is evidenced in his surrealist painting series, The Jasmine and Bread Revolution (2012), which depict bodies with television sets over where their head should be; army-clad clowns playing the oud and army tankers shooting butterflies. In addition to painting, his practice also includes installations, photography, and video art. In 2003, Joha graduated in Art Education from the Al-Aqsa University in Gaza, and year late he won the A.M. Qattan Foundation Young Artist of the Year Award. He completed a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2005 and has since exhibited his works in several group show in Palestine and Europe, and his solo show titled Joha-The Journey (2016)was held at Rich Mix in London.