This two-day workshop provides emerging artists with the opportunity to work with, and learn from, Ibrahim to further develop their practice.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim's practice is inspired by a lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan, his place of birth. His deep connection to his local environment is prevalent within his studio practice, whether through his installations, drawings, or objects. 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 depict his own form of language - inscriptions, lines and abstract forms that are reminiscent of ancient cave drawings - marking time and memory through meditative repetition.
About the instructors:
Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (b. 1962, Khorfakkan, UAE) is part of the UAE's first generation of contemporary artists, which included Hassan Sharif, Abdullah Al Saadi, Hussein Sharif, and Mohammed Kazem.
Ibrahim came of age as an artist in the UAE in an era when visual arts were not yet culturally valued or taught in university. In 1986, he met the late Hassan Sharif and became a founding member of the Emirates Fine Art Society, through which he was removed from his secluded practice and developed relationships and collaborations that formed the foundation for the creative community that defines the UAE today.
Ibrahim works and lives in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates.
This workshop is part of the Artist Community Engagement Series.
About the series:
These sessions are meant to provide the creative community the opportunity to learn from the established artists of the United Arab Emirates.
Sessions will be broken into two parts: one that is more theory and lecture based, and a second that is more hands-on. Each session will be unique to the artist leading the sessions, and the number of days per session will be variable.
The goal of this series is to create a direct exchange between inter-generational creatives allowing for knowledge transfer to take place.