About Mohammed Al Shammarey
b. 1962 Baghdad, Iraq, Mohammed Al Shammarey has been based in Huston, USA, since 2008.
A self-tough artists, Al Shammerey began exhibiting his work at his own studio in the late 1980s. His work, spanning painting, photography, video, sculpture, and book art has been presented in solo exhibitions across the world, including at the French Cultural Centre, Baghdad (1998) Al-Balqa Open Gallery, Fuheis, Jordan (1998); Orfali Gallery, Amman, Jordan (2002); Dar Al-Anda Gallery, Amman, Jordan (2004); FA Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait (2010) and with Simeen Farhat at Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, USA (2010). In 2013 he exhibited alongside Azar Emdadi at Tabari Artspace, Dubai.
He has been including numerous international exhibitions and biennales, including the 9th Cairo International Biennale (2003); the Frankfurt International Book Fair (2004, 2005); the Alexandria Library, Egypt (2005); Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, USA (2008) and at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA (2009).
He is a member of the UNESCO International Association for Plastic Arts the Iraqi Artist Association. In 2004 he received an award from the Festival of Mediterranean People, Bisceglie, Italy, and in 2003, the prize of Arab Pioneers from the Arab Pioneers Festival under the patronage of the Arab League.