Born in 1969 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Lives and works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
With a background in painting and music, conceptual artist Mohammed Kazem makes multimedia works that document personal encounters with unseen elements of his surroundings to explore concepts of presence and belonging. In Kazem’s minimalist visual works, performative techniques of repetitive action, like scratching marks into paper, are recorded on material surfaces. Kazem harnesses invisible moving forces — sound, light, and gravitational waves responsible for ocean currents and the function of GPS systems — as catalysts to carry the physical manifestations of his interventions into unpredictable directions. Though tied to moments of existence, Kazem’s works are boundless markers of constant motion in an ever-changing world. (Represented the United Arab Emirates at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013)