Mohammed Al Hawajri

1976 - Born at the Bureij Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip  Between 2008 and 2009 he received a grant that allowed him to reside at the Cite International des Arts in Paris.  Al-Hawajri strives to represent both escapism and grim realities, as his work sheds light on his reality by way of rendering satirical and beautiful subject matter.  Al-Hawajri participated three times (in1999, 2000 and 2001) in the Summer Academy Which was supervised by Marwan Kassab Bashi. held at Darart al Funun in Amman, Jordan; he won the first place award at the closing exhibition of the Summer Academy.    Al-Hawajri’s work has been displayed in many exhibitions in Palestine and abroad, and he has received invitations to participate in exhibitions in the UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Argentina, USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon,  and Spain.  His work is found in various collections including the the Museum of the Arab World Institute in Paris, the Khaled Shoman collections at Darat Al-Funun, Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (ECAV) Switzerland, the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Naples, Italy, the Jordan National Gallery, Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture in Lebanon, And also in some private collections .