Born in 1977 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lives and works in Riyadh.
Multidisciplinary artist Muhannad Shono’s installations sprawl into neglected spaces: culturally, geographically and psychically, in order to challenge dominant cultural tendencies. Shono’s encounters with unusual perspectives — of landscapes or histories — inspire contemplative works that unearth alternative narrative paths. In many of Shono’s works, PVC pipes and silicon cables enact human behaviors and movements; combined and dispersed in large quantities, these connective components of global digitalization variously evoke mass exoduses or unusual tête-à-têtes between representatives of stratified social positions. Shono forges an allyship between artists and migrants as counterparts to authority: both observe culture from an outside perspective, enabling them to challenge those in power, alter world views, and spur change.