Ajlan Gharem

1985 born in Kamis Mushait, lives in Riyadh.

Born in the southern city of Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia, Ajlan is now based in Riyadh and works as a maths teacher at Al Sahabah Public School. He is Co-founder of Gharem Studio along with established artist and brother, Abdulnasser Gharem. He has had numerous group exhibitions, including at the Brunei Gallery, London (2016), Asia House, London (2015), Fotofest Biennial, Houston (2014), and the British Museum, London (2014). In 2011 he was selected by the Crossway Foundation to travel to London to meet with museum curators and artists and collaborate with the British Museum, Tate Modern and Penguin Books.

Ajlan is a multidisciplinary artist who explores how Saudis articulate their culture amidst globalization and the shift in power dynamics over time and across generations. Ajlan earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from King Khalid University and has applied his analytical background to the process of making art.

www.ajlangharem.com

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