• Mohammed Kazem

    Mohammed Kazem

    Collecting Light April 7, 2019

    Cadoro-Zentrum fur Kunst und Wissenschaft, Mainz, Germany

    6 April - 19 June 2019 


     

    Since 1990, Kazem has created visual representations of intangible phenomena, such as sound and light, using a technique that he calls ‘Scratching’– vigorously scratching the surface of a piece of paper with scissors. He uses this technique to describe sounds in an abstract visual language, where lines and dots punctuate his works. His new solo exhibition furthers his Scratches series in an attempt to capture the 'sound of shapes' or the 'sound of keyboards'. 

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    MOHAMMED KAZEM

    M Woods x The Dubai Mall April 7, 2019

    Pavilion 2, Fashion Avenue, Dubai Mall
    Curated by Michael Xufu Huang

    Until 30 April 2019 


     

    As part of a partnered multi-platformed exhibition with M WOODS Museum, Beijing and Dubai Mall, Michael Xufu Huang has curated a two-person show with Mohammed Kazem and Chinese minimalist Richard Lin. On display is Mohammed Kazem’s signature minimal work, Sound of Angles, 2014 from his Scratches series as well as Measuring, 2015, a sculpture of a white cube highlighting the length of lines crossing the sides and angles of the cube at different positions. In doing so, Kazem finds new ways to apprehend his environment and experiences in which establish a dialogue with Chinese minimalist Richard Lin highlighting both artists' focus on the abstracted concepts behind their inherent aesthetics and artistic beliefs. 

  • Mohammed Kazem

    Mohammed Kazem

    The Illusion of Summer January 7, 2019

    Dorothy W. & C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery | University of Cincinnati 

    17 January - 10 March 2019
    Preview: Thursday, 17 January 5 - 7 pm 


    We are pleased to share that Mohammed Kazem will have a two person exhibition alongside Cristiana de Marchi entitled The Illusion of Summer at Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Reed Gallery (DAAP) at The University of Cincinnati. The exhibition will feature works produced during the course of his concurrent artist residency from November 2018 - January 2019 through which Kazem and de Marchi are by invitation of Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Joseph Girandola in order to interact with University students and the city to produce work informed by their practice and in response to their experiences and exposures while visiting the US and Cincinnati.  

  • Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    The Monochrome Revisited October 23, 2018

    Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, Dubai

    23 October 2018 - 28 February 2019


    Including works by Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif, The Monochrome Revisited explores the history and evolution of the monochrome, a provocative and innovative art form that invites introspection as it challenges perception. The exhibition begins by inviting audiences to question the origin of the monochrome - the ‘first’ documented monochromes can be found in publications as early as the seventeenth century. Ultimately, this survey of works investigates how contemporary artists today still engage with the art form to address contemporary issues, demonstrating the vitally important role the monochrome continues to play.

  • Abu Dhabi Art

    Abu Dhabi Art

    October 9, 2018

    Booth: Focus, A24

    Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

     

    14 - 17 November

    Preview: 13 November


    We are pleased to participate at this year’s 10th-anniversary edition of Abu Dhabi Art, with a presentation surrounding the conceptual practice of Mohammed Kazem, highlighting recent works in tandem with key photo documentation of his performances since the 1990s. 

     

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  • VIKRAM DIVECHA AND MOHAMMED KAZEM

    VIKRAM DIVECHA AND MOHAMMED KAZEM

    Uncommon Dubai + June 10, 2018

    Edited by Sharmeen Inayat

     

    Published in April 2018 


    Vikram Divecha and Mohammed Kazem contribute to Uncommon Dubai +, a publication that offers a sliver of quotidian and artistic reflections on spaces of change and exchange, imbued with meaning and memory for individuals, communities and diasporas that enrich the city and its neighbouring emirates. Against the backdrop of the morphing coastline and the alluring locus of the creek, explore memoirs, investigations and poetic landscapes of the mind that are meant to engage with the contrasts of the city and offer collective aspirations for its past, present and possible futures.

     

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  • ART BRUSSELS 2018

    ART BRUSSELS 2018

    April 3, 2018

    Booth C35

    Tour & Taxis, Brussels

    19 - 22 April


    We are pleased to participate in the 50th edition of Art Brussels with works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem as well as collaborative and individual works by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.

     

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  • Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    From Barcelona to Abu Dhabi March 4, 2018

    Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

    Curated by Ferran Barenblit and Nasser Abdullah

     

    Until 17 March


    Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif participate in From Barcelona to Abu Dhabi: Works from the MACBA Art Collection in dialogue with the Emirates. The exhibition, which is part of the Abu Dhabi Festival and held in partnership with Manarat Al Saadiyat, showcases highlights from the MACBA collection in dialogue with artworks by 20 Emirati artists from ADMAF's collection and borrowed from private collectors.

     

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    MOHAMMED KAZEM

    Hajj: Memories of a Journey August 30, 2017

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

     

    Until 19 March 2018


    Mohammed Kazem presents works from his ongoing Space and Direction series in Hajj: Memories of a Journey that documents the legacy of the arduous and challenging routes that pilgrims travelled across continents, through the show's largest section dedicated to Journeys. Organised by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in collaboration with TCA Abu Dhabi, this exhibition coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Grand Mosque's opening.

     

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    MOHAMMED KAZEM

    Jerusalem Lives (Tahya Al Quds) August 1, 2017

    The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

    Curated by Reem Fadda, Fawz Kabra and Yara Abbas

     

    Until 15 December


    Mohammed Kazem participates in Jerusalem Lives, a group exhibition that attempts to study and examine the city of Jerusalem as a case study, a microcosm or condensed laboratory that metaphorically represents globalisation and its failures, and to find answers that inspire us to struggle for a better future.

     

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  • ART DUBAI 2017

    ART DUBAI 2017

    March 15, 2017

    Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

    Booth E6

     

    15 - 18 March


    We are pleased to participate in the 11th edition of Art Dubai with works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem, Abdelkader Benchamma, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.

     

  • MOHAMMED KAZEM AND HASSAN SHARIF

    MOHAMMED KAZEM AND HASSAN SHARIF

    Is Old Gold? February 12, 2017

    DUCTAC, The Gallery of Light, Dubai

    Curated by Cristiana de Marchi and Muhannad Ali

     

    21 February - 7 April


    Predicated on curious desire to locate the spirit of experimentation that was present in the genesis of UAE avant-garde contemporary art practice, Is Old Gold? indirectly questions if, how and why this narrative has been aborted, lost or evolved and if it can or should be recovered in the current context. In a comparative experiment that takes the form of a fictional narrative, two artists from the contemporary 'younger' generation of Emirati artists were assigned to work separately on a 'character' from the '5 UAE'. The experimental, productive structure of the exhibition reflects on the atelier atmosphere of innovative exchange initiated by Hassan Sharif and transmuted and sustained by four of his students - Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Mohammed Kazem, Abdullah Al Saadi and Hussain Sharif.

     

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    MOHAMMED KAZEM AND HASSAN SHARIF

    But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Underground, 1988 - 2008 February 12, 2017

    NYUAD Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi

    Curated by Maya Allison and Bana Kattan

     

    2 March - 25 May


    Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem participate in But We Cannot See Them, an exhibition that surveys one of the most important artistic communities in the UAE's history with works by Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Abdullah Al Saadi, Hussein Sharif, Vivek Vilasini, Jos Clevers and Ebtisam Abdulaziz. Community has played a key role in every modern art historical breakthrough, with artists banding together around manifestos, or turning to one another for support when art institutions rejected their innovations. Art communities grow out of critical and creative exchange among peers and mentors. This exhibition focuses on one community of artists, sometimes called "the five", at an intersection of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers based in the UAE. Its members identified with a "new culture" of encouraging radical, formal and conceptual experimentation. Eventually, some of these artists founded the celebrated Flying House.

     

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  • MOHAMMED KAZEM AND HASSAN SHARIF

    MOHAMMED KAZEM AND HASSAN SHARIF

    THE CREATIVE ACT: PERFORMANCE, PROCESS, PRESENCE February 12, 2017

    Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

    Curated by Valerie Hillings, Sasha Kalter-Wasserman, Sarah Dwider and Maisa Al Qassimi

     

    Beginning 8 March


    The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection's second exhibition brings together artists of different nationalities and generations who have emphasised performance, process, and human presence in their practice, offering a transcultural perspective on these defining aspects of contemporary art. Among several early performances by Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem's Directions 2002, the exhibition will feature more than 25 works in a variety of media - installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video and works on paper, representing more than 18 artists. 

     

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    MOHAMMED KAZEM

    Residuals and the Anthology of Narcissism January 2, 2017

    Mandalay Hall, Kochi

    Curated by Mo Reda

     

    Unil 25 March


    Mohammed Kazem's Pepper House residency culminated in a group exhibition Residuals and the Anthology of Narcissism, where he presents new works from his Direction series alongside works by Emirati artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim. Running in parallel with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the exhibition is supported by the Kochi Biennale Foundation and Maraya Art Centre, and is part of the Trans-Indian Ocean Artist Exchange that aims to facilitate and stimulate artistic exchange between the different regions of the Trans-Indian Ocean.

     

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    MOHAMMED KAZEM

    Honolulu Biennial Foundation Residency January 2, 2017

    Shangri La Centre for Islamic Arts and Cultures, Honolulu

     

    9 - 22 January


    We are pleased to announce Mohammed Kazem's residency at Shangri La Centre for Islamic Arts and Cultures, as part of the inaugural Honolulu Biennial. At the end of the residency, Kazem will preview his work during the museum's Night Shift programme - an event that is part of Shangri La's on going experimental #OpenShangriLa series. Built in 1937, Shangri La supports several artists and scholar residencies each year. Previous residencies include visual artists Shahzia Sikander, Walid Raad and Afruz Amighi, among others.

     

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    MOHAMMED KAZEM

    Artist in Residence October 6, 2016

    Pepper House, Kochi
    Curated by Mo Reda

     

    9 October - 6 November


    In collaboration with Maraya Art Centre, the Kochi Biennale Foundation has invited Mohammed Kazem for a one-month residency, which will culminate in an exhibition at the Mandalay Hall during the Kochi-Muziris Biennale this December. 

     

    The Pepper House Residency programme is an international residency opportunity for artists from all disciplines to work and collaborate within a studio space situated at the Pepper House, Fort Kochi. The space of the Pepper House Residency consists of extensive studio facilities (for production), the Laboratory of Visual Arts library (for research), and the Pepper House cafe (for dialogue). The residency is structured on the idea of a three-dimensional approach to creativity in which the idea of artistic practice is supported by its two necessary extensions - public interaction and inquiry.

     

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  • Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    Yinchuan Biennale September 8, 2016

    For an Image, Faster Than Light

    MOCA Yinchuan

    Curated by Bose Krishnamachari

     

    9 September - 18 December


    We are pleased to announce Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem's participation in the inaugural edition of Yinchuan Biennale, which will witness more than 80 international artists representing all facets of the global spectrum and from all parts (east-west, north-south) working on contemporary issues that the world has to contend with. The exhibition will be held on the premises of MOCA Yinchuan and will include an engaging display of artworks both inside and outside the museum. 


    Following a 2-week long artist residency at the MOCA Yinchuan, Kazem will create two site-specific installtions, entitled Directions (Standing on Water) and Directions Yinchuan. 

     

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    Mohammed Kazem

    Artist in Residence May 12, 2016

    Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon

    12 May - 23 June

    Mohammed Kazem will take part in a six-week residency at Seoul Art Space in collaboration with Maraya Art Centre, during which Kazem will also participate in Geumcheon's Open Studios exhibitions.

     

    Seoul Art Space is a creative space dedicated to visual art, remodeled in October 2009 from an old print works located in Doksan-dong. It provides the local community with an opportunity to enjoy culture through its various programmes. 130 visual artists (or teams) from 24 countries have moved in since it opened. Its programme includes exhibitions, workshops shared with with students and residents, and open studios. Maraya Art Centre's residency programme is designed to support emerging and mid-career contemporary UAE artists and designers. Working with institutions internationally, Maraya sends UAE-based artists overseas and hosts up to three residents per year. 

     

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  • Mohammed Kazem

    Mohammed Kazem

    Honolulu Biennial April 24, 2016

    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 
    Curated by Fumio Nanjo

    Spring 2017 

    We are pleased to announce Mohammed Kazem's participation in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial, which will be curated by Mori Art Museum's Fumio Nanjo and opens in Spring 2017.

    The Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) supports the local arts infrastructure with a global outreach and launches the Honolulu Biennial next year, which marks Hawaii's first entry into the international biennial circuit. The first edition of the Honolulu Biennial will focus on art from the Pacific, the Asian continent and the Americas. Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs with an emphasis on programming for Hawaii's youth, focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), as well as exhibitions for the local arts community. 

     

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  • ROKNI HAERIZADEH AND MOHAMMED KAZEM

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH AND MOHAMMED KAZEM

    But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise April 21, 2016

    Guggenheim, New York, USA

    Curated by Sara Raza

    29 April - 5 October

    But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise is the third exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative and borrows its title from the 24 recently-acquired drawings by Haerizadeh. The exhibition illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region's diaspora by presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenheim's permanent collection. Kazem will participate with a large scroll work, entitled Scratches on Paper, which was also part of the 12th Sharjah Biennial. Following its presentation in New York, the exhibition will travel to Istanbul's Pera Museum in 2017. 

     

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  • MOHAMMED KAZEM AND HASSAN SHARIF

    MOHAMMED KAZEM AND HASSAN SHARIF

    Portrait of a Nation April 11, 2016

    Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    11 April - 10 May

    Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif participate in Portrait of a Nation, a group exhibition celebrating the 20 years of Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and featuring works by 50 Emirati artists. Divided in seven different thematic areas, the works explore topics of Nation and Unity, Geography and Nature, Architecture and Urbanism, Portraiture and Identity, Religion and Spirituality, Language and Calligraphy, and Tradition and Heritage. The exhibition captures the ever-changing face of the visual arts in the United Arab Emirates through a work from Sharif's Objects, which are sculptural assemblages constructed from mass-produced materials and created via random and arbitrary rules, and Kazem's performative work Photographs with a Flag, in which the artist stands next to small flags that neither represent countries, corporations or institutions, but are merely pieces of cloth in different colours, set into a space of ground in Dubai's Al Mamzar area. 

     

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  • ART DUBAI 2016

    ART DUBAI 2016

    March 16, 2016

    Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
    Booth E8

    16 - 19 March

      
    We are pleased to participate in the 10th edition of Art Dubai with works by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Hassan Sharif, Haleh Redjaian, Mohammed Kazem and Xu Qu.

  • MOHAMMED KAZEM

    MOHAMMED KAZEM

    My Neighbours March 14, 2016

    Main Entrance, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE
    Until 6 July
    As part of Alserkal Avenue's Programming for Art Week 2016, Mohammed Kazem presents a site-specific installation My Neighbours, which consists of images from his 2006 photograph series of the same name. These photographs were taken over the course of several days looking outside from the artist's window in Al Quoz. A clothesline hangs at the bottom of each image, his neighbour's clothes hung out to dry, changing with every passing day. The only constant among the photos is a wide expanse of clear blue sky. In a city like Dubai, with very little public spaces, the sky holds out the promise of a shared space, a common that encompasses us all. 

     

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  • Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif

    1980-Today: Exhibition in the United Arab Emirates February 13, 2016

    The Flying Saucer, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah UAE
    Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi

    Until 14 May 

    As presented at the National Pavilion of the UAE in the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale, 1980-Today: Exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates is now on view in Sharjah and looks at the history of exhibition making in the United Arab Emirates over the last 40 years. The emergence of art practices in the UAE is presented here through a selection of over 100 works by 15 Emirati artists.
    The exhibition is built upon extensive research involving archives of newspaper articles, artists' writings, and catalogues, as well as interviews with artists and cultural practitioners. Reflecting personal and geopolitical trajectories, the research focused on the underexposed historical record and evolving practices of some of the UAE's most important modernist and contemporary artists.


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  • Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem

    Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem

    Do It [In Arabic] January 23, 2016

    Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE 

    Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi and Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Until 23 March

    We are pleased to announce Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif's participation in Do It [In Arabic], in which more than 60 participating artists will create written instructions that will allow anyone to make a new work of art. The exhibition is a new iteration of Hans Ulrich Obrist's project, which began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between Obrist, photographer Christian Boltanski and artist Bertrand Lavier. 

     

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  • Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem

    Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem

    In Search of Lost Time January 21, 2016

    Brunei Gallery, London, UK 

    Curated by Amal Khalaf, Abdel Al Kadiri and Abdulnasser Gharem

    Until 19 March

    We are pleased to announce Mohammed Kazem and Hassan Sharif's participation in In Search of Lost Time. The exhibition, commissioned by The British Council in association with Brunei Gallery, presents works that explore the complex relationship between image, speed and time in the Gulf. In doing so, the exhibition aims to provoke a discussion about the role of art and culture in the region through the works of Rajaa Khalid, Jafar Islah, Sami Mohammed, Ahmed Mater, Abdallah Al Saadi, Ajlan Gharem, Camille Zakharia, Kazem, Sharif, Sophia Al Maria, Monira Al Qadiri, Lantian Xie, Mohammed Sharaf and Shaweesh. 

     

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  • ABU DHABI ART

    ABU DHABI ART

    November 18, 2015

    Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Booth A16 

     

    18 - 21 November 2015

     

    We are pleased to participate in the seventh edition of Abu Dhabi Art with new works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem and Rokni Haerizadeh. Additionally, a large-scale copper sculpture by Sharif will be featured in the Beyond section, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, which aims to bring art to the public arena under the theme of Bliss.