Ibrahim Al Mozain Zawyeh Gallery Ibrahim Al Mozain Zawyeh Gallery
Ibrahim Al Mozain was born in Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip in 1961. He graduated from the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem in 1995. Al Mozain is a contemporary Palestinian artist whose work is notable for its colours and themes that address topics related to freedom as well as social and political dynamics. Al Mozain takes his inspiration from human sexuality and the body in relation with the surrounding elements and culture. Ibrahim Al Mozain has participated in several group exhibitions around the world, and a number of solo exhibitions in Palestine, including Tal Al Fukhar Theatre in Acre (1993), Rashad Al Shawwa Centre in Gaza (1998), in addition to installation works on the Gaza beach (2001). Al Mozain is also interested in theatre production and theatrical performances. He directed six plays and produced stage decorations for many more. Ibrahim Al Mozain had his first solo exhibit in the West Bank city of Ramallah at Zawyeh Gallery this 2012. His exhibit The Loud Silence gathers into one place three distinct phases of the artist’s larger-than-life paintings, which together tell a complicated story of loss and collective transformation. His works revive and re-imagine perennial symbols in Palestinian art. From the mother, to the martyr, and the idyllic landscape, Al Mozain’s work asks: what do these images symbolize today? Al Mozain currently lives and works in Ramallah, where he remains involved in Palestinian theater as a director and set designer.