Muhannad Shono’s work challenges old beliefs through the telling of new stories using ink, paper, sculpture, music and film. He draws from myths, historical and religious narratives in order to reevaluate the past and its impact on our present. 

Muhannad Shono was born in 1977 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a degree in Architecture. He was selected to partake in residencies in Europe including Kunstresidenz, Bad Gastein, Austria [2017] Artist in Labs, Zurich Switzerland [2017], and has been selected to participate in year long residency at Bethanien, Berlin [2018].

Muhannad has presented two solo exhibitions: Children of Yam, ATHR, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [2016], The Once Upon A Box, The Hunted Ever After & The End, CRAC Gallery, London, UK [2014]. 

He has participated in several group exhibitions including: Storylines, RLS Gallery, Sydney, Australia [2015], Loud Art, Emerging GCC Artists, Saudi Arabia / Oman / Bahrain[2015-2016], Safar , 21,39, Jeddah Arts, Jeddah[2017],  After the Wildly Improbable, Haus der Kulturen Werden, Berlin [2017], Own The Walls: LAND, Toronto [2017], Kunstresidenz, Bad Gastein [2017], Letters, Athr, Jeddah [2017].

He will have a solo exhibition at the Collector’s Room in Hamburg, Germany in March, 2018.  

Muhannad's work was acquired by The British Museum in 2017.