Biography

Born in 1984, Mohammed Al Kouh lives and works in Kuwait. Al Kouh is a self-taught artist who has explored different aspects of art since childhood, After graduating from Kuwait University with BA in Business administration & Marketing, Al Kouh took his passion to a new level, As a child he was captivated with the idea of “Stealing Souls and Keeping Them in Negatives” he began to photograph everything he wish not to lose, Photography became his way to steal his favorite moments in life and keep them in his closet.

Growing up facing difficulties to adapt with reality he developed a great nostalgia to an era he never lived, an era where everything was romantic and beautiful. With his sensitive photographic techniques he reinterprets his subconscious in a staged realities that creates a contrast between past and present, which resulted what look like a dream that allows him to be here and there….

“In Dreams you’re always more beautiful than reality. You’re always happy and with

the ones you love, and no one can hurt you…”

Mohammed AlKouh

 

 

 

Museum Acquisitions:

Tropen Museum – Amsterdam

 

Residencies:

 2012         Osama Esid Studio – Minneapolis, USA

– 2013         “Out of Kuwait” residency program lead by The British Council, The Royal College of Art – London,  Kuwait Ministry for Arts and 

                      Letters, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait, The Edge of Arabia Organisation – Kuwait / London

 

Prizes:

– 2013           GCC Shabab Ayyam New Media Competition KUNOOZ – Ayyam Gallery

 

Art Festival:

– 2013             Art Moments Festival,  Zenith Art Exchange – Budapest

–  2016            Les Rencontres de la photographie – Arles

– 2016            “The Nest” By AlRiwaq – Bahrain

 

Auctions:

-2013              JAMM  contemporary Arab, Iranian and international Art 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions : 

2014                                “Tomorrow’s Past” – Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait

2015                                “Four Hands Can’t Clap” – Sultan Gallery, Kuwait

 

Group Exhibitions:

2000-2006                    Formative Art Institute annual exhibition, Kuwait

2001                              Al-Qurain Cultural Fair 7th Exhibition – NCCAL, Kuwait

2001                              Liberation 10th Exhibition – NCCAL, Kuwait 

2002                             Al-Qurain Cultural Fair 7th Exhibition – NCCAL, Kuwait

2004                             College of Education Annual Exhibition – Kuwait University, Kuwait

2007                             College of Business Administration Exhibition, Kuwait University

2012                             Peace One Day exhibition, Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait

2012                              Without Boundaries, FA Gallery, Kuwait

2012                             “Mubarakiyah” Photography Exhibition – Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait

2012                             “Shift The Shift” – AOK Creative platform, Kuwait       

2013                             Peace One Day – Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait

2013                           ”Kursi – A Tribute To Chairs” , Design Terminal – Budapest, Hungary

2013                           “Out Of Kuwait” , Organized By The British council, CAP Kuwait And The Royal College OF Arts in London –  Edge Of Arabia, London

2013                            “Nostalgia”, JAMM Art in collaboration with Albareh Art Gallery – Dubai

2015                            “The Sixties” , The Tropenmuseum – Amsterdam