UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PAVILION - Walking on Water
Mohammed Kazem was born in Dubai, U.A.E. in 1969. It is here that he first studied fine art at Emirates Fine Art Society. He went on to learn music, attend national and international art workshops, as well as teach painting at Dubai Art Atelier with Hassan Sharif.
Kazem’s works have been selected for Biennials and Exhibitions around the world for over two decades, including, Holland, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Lebannon, Bangladesh, India, Spain, Japan, The USA, Uzbekistan, Russia, and Cuba, .
He has taken part in several Sharjah International Art Bienniales and has been awarded first prize for installation. Kazem went on to curate the 8th Sharjah Bienniale in 2007. Since then, he was the curator of The Flying House from 2007-2011, while simultaneously curating exhibitions in Spain, Switzerland, and in the UAE. Kazem has opened his own studio, Empty10, in Al Quoz, Dubai in 2012. Most recently Mohammed curated the annual MinD exhibition at the DUCTAC Gallery of Light in Dubai.
His works have been collected by private institutions such as Deutsche Bank as well as Museums in Doha, Sharjah, JP Morgan Chase Bank, USA, Sittard in Holland and by private collectors
Mohammed recently graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, USA with a Masters in Fine Arts Degree. (December 2012.)