Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

Born in Khorfakkan, 1962

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, portrait.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, portrait.

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (b.1962) is part of the UAE’s first generation of contemporary artists from the late 1980s, an avant-garde scene that included Hassan Sharif, Abdullah Al Saadi, Hussein Sharif, and Mohammed Kazem. Ibrahim’s work has been inspired by a lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan, his birthplace, with the Gulf of Oman on one side and the Hajar Mountains on the other. This deep connection to his local environment repeats itself throughout his studio practice, whether through his installations, drawings or objects, and the materials he has worked with for over three decades. His hand made objects are shaped like primitive tools, bones or parts of trees and appear to have been unearthed from some ancient den, rather than handcrafted. His works on paper reveal his own form of language – inscriptions, lines and abstract forms that are reminiscent of ancient cave drawings – marking time and memory through meditative repetition.

Between the Sky and the Earth: Contemporary Art from the UAE
NYUAD Art Gallery celebrates the United Arab Emirates' 50th anniversary with a group exhibition that depicts the contemporary UAE's artistic landscape.
03 Dec 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
Middle Eastern Arts and Cultural Center (MEI)
Washington, D.C.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim: Assemblage
Inspired by his deep connection to the natural environment of Khor Fakkan, a rambling coastal town on the Gulf of Oman,
23 Mar 2020 - 21 May 2020
Lawrie Shabibi
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Art Spaces
Lawrie Shabibi
Galleries in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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