Mohammed Kazem studied Fine Arts at the Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah and subsequently studied music at Al Rayat Music Institute of Dubai and painting at the Edinburgh College of Art. From 1999 to 2009 he was a Painting Instructor at the Dubai Art Atelier. Since 1984 has been a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society. In 2012, Kazem completed a Masters Degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Kazem’s works have been selected for Biennials and exhibitions around the world for over two decades, including Moscow, Holland, Singapore, Japan, Egypt, India, Germany, and Cuba. He has also taken part in several Sharjah International Art Biennials and was awarded first prize for his installation in 1999 and 2003. Kazem was the curator of the 8th Sharjah Biennial in 2007. Since then, he was the curator of The Flying House from 2007-2011, while simultaneously curating exhibitions in Spain, Switzerland, and in the UAE. His works have been collected by private and public institutions such as Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Foundation Louis Vuitton, MATHAF Doha, and Sharjah Art Foundation.
In 2011 Kazem opened his own studio, Empty10, in Al Quoz, Dubai.


Mohammed Kazem
Mohammed Kazem
Dubai, 1969
United Arab Emirates

Past Exhibitions

Attached Beside Beyond Architecture

La Galleria Dorothea van der Koelen
23/05/2018 — 25/11/2018

Portrait of a Nation

me Collectors Room Berlin Stiftung Olbricht
13/09/2017 — 29/10/2017

Form and Space – Concetti Spaziali

La Galleria Dorothea van der Koelen
10/05/2017 — 26/11/2017

The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
08/03/2017 — 29/07/2017

Mohammed Kazem: Receiving and Collecting

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
09/01/2017 — 23/02/2017

Solo Shows

Memorizing by Means of Observing, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, USA
Sound of Objects, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE

RAW DATA, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE
Walking on Water, The National Pavilion of the UAE, The 55th Venice
UAE Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Directions, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Directions, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Group Shows

A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things, Delfina Foundation, London, UK
All the World’s Futures, UAE National Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Sharjah Biennial 12: The Past, the Present, the Possible, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Sharjah, UAE
Nice Drawings, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE

/Seconds, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Fluid Form II, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
Songs of Loss and Songs of Love, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
Sky Over the East: Works from the Collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
View From Inside, Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art, Fotofest, Houston, USA
Over-Look-Over, Empty10, Dubai, UAE
Art14, Taymour Grahne Gallery, London, UK

Poetics and Meanings, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE
Emirati Expressions: Realised, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE
La Route Bleue, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Scratches, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Soundless. Empty10/1×1 gallery, Dubai, UAE
MinD/Body, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE
In the Mirror of Reality, La Galleria – Venezia, Venice, Italy
Die Quadratur der Kreises, Islamic Cultural Center, Wolfsburg, Germany

Bundling Future, Crane Arts. Philadelphia, USA
Arab Express, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Asia Serendipity, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain
Annual Exhibition of Emirates Fine Art Society, Sharjah, UAE

Dropping Lines, Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Vis Roboris, AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
Annual Exhibition of Emirates Fine Art Society, Sharjah, UAE

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Dubai Country of birth: United Arab Emirates Date of birth: 1969 Lives in: Dubai
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