MOHAMMAD JOHA

Mohammed Joha was born in Gaza, Palestine in 1978.  He graduated in Art Education from Al-Aqsa University in Gaza in 2003.  This same year he participated in a workshop residency in Darat Al Funun, Khalid Shoman Foundation in Amman-Jordan, supervised by artist Marwan Kassab Bacchi. In 2004, he was the winner of the A. M. Qattan Foundation s "Hassan Al Hourani Young Artist Award", when he was elected Artist of the Year for 2004. Besides being selected for international workshops and residencies, he has participated in exhibitions worldwide.  Through mixed techniques of collage, painting, installation, together with a spontaneous, expressive style, much of his work has explored the questions and conditions of childhood and the loss of innocence and freedom experienced by generations of children in Palestine. The overcoming of physical and psychological barriers imposed by conflict; revolutionary social and political events; resilience and identity are recurrent themes in his work. He currently lives and works in Italy.

 


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