Mohammed Al Qassab
Born in Dubai, UAE, 1960.
Multimedia artist Mohammed Al Qassab is a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society, where he has served in several positions on its Board of Directors and founded the Outreach program. He has exhibited in many exhibitions, including Rathaiyyat (Elegies), a solo exhibition he organized at his residence in Sharjah (2004); the Annual Exhibitions of the UAE Fine Arts Society (1982-2014); The Exhibition of Arab Artists, Kuwait, (1983); the first and second Al Banoosh exhibitions (1983, 1984); The Fine Art Bazaar, Sharjah Expo Center (1984); the GCC Youth Cultural Festival, Japan (1985); Exhibition of Arab Artists, Kuwait, (1985); the first GCC Fine Arts Exhibition (1989); the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation Exhibition (1986); the Social Work Festival, North Korea, (1989); the third Cairo Biennial (1992); the first, second, and third Sharjah Biennial (1993, 1995, 1997); the fifth Cairo Biennial (1995); and the Arabian Heritage from Sharjah to Japan exhibition at the Museum of Art, Ishikawa Ken, Kanazawa, Japan (2010). He was artist-in-residence at The Art House in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2014. He has been on many jury committees, most notably for the 27th exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society and the 2014 Al Burda Award. His works are in the collections of Abu Dhabi’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, the Barjeel Art Foundation, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Sharjah Museum of Art. As a representative of the UAE, he has won the gold prize twice: at the first GCC Fine Art Exhibition (1989) and at The Silver Jubilee at the GCC Art Exhibition, Muscat (2013). He was recognized by the GCC Ministry of Culture as a GCC Creative Artists in Riyadh in 2012.