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Experience Shangri La after hours! Join us for a preview of work by Mohammed Kazem, a renowned conceptual artist from the United Arab Emirates. Kazem’s residency is part of the upcoming HONOLULU BIENNIAL.

Mood music provided by the Honolulu-based hip-hop collective, SUPER GROUPERS.
Heavy pupus and wine will be served.

MOHAMMED KAZEM is one of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries’ leading conceptual artists. His art captures the range of complicated forces shaping the region – globalization, development and more – and the social disorientations associated with rapid change. Kazem’s work has been exhibited around the world, and pieces of his art are in the collections of prestigious institutions such as the British Museum (London, England), the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE), the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha, Qatar), and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China), among others. Trained as a painter and musician, Kazem studied at the Emirates Fine Art Society (Sharhaj, UAE) and the Al Rayat Music Institute (Dubai, UAE). In 2012, he earned a MFA from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, USA).