Online Exhibition

Each year, the Arabic Music Days have included an exhibition of contemporary art from the Arab world. Inviting the artists in person and presenting their work at the Pierre Boulez Saal for the 2020 edition regrettably was made impossible by travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have therefore created this online exhibition of recent works by Mohammad Jaloos und Fakher Mohammad.

Mohammad Jaloos

Online Exhibition

Fakher Mohammad

Online Exhibition

Mohammad Jaloos

Born in Amman, Jordan, in 1960, Mohammad Jaloos studied painting at the Institute of Fine Arts in his hometown and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Jordan. Since 1981, his works have been seen in more than 25 solo exhibitions and are part of the collections of distinguished international institutions such as the Jordan National Gallery, the Moroccan National Museum in Casablanca, Beijing’s National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), the Tehran Academy of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art in Kuwait, and the Syrian Ministry of Culture in Damascus. He has published many articles in the fields of arts journalism and criticism as well as a collection of short stories. A recipient of several awards, he has also been a jury member for exhibitions and competitions in Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, and the U.S.

Fakher Mohammad

Born in Babylon, Iraq, in 1954, Fakher Mohammad received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Painting from the Baghdad Academy of Fine Arts and in 2003 earned a Ph.D. in Modern Painting. He currently holds the position of Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Babylon University and is a member of the Iraqi Artists Syndicate and the Society of Iraqi Plastic Artists. A pioneer of the Iraqi contemporary art scene, he works in a diverse palette of styles, from the abstract to the concrete. He is a winner of several international awards, including the Special Merit Prize of the 1984 Cagnes-sur-Mer Festival and the Silver Prize of the 1985 Faiq Hassan Young Artists Competition in Baghdad. Many of his works are part of private collections throughout the Arab world and Europe.