Muhannad Shono’s work challenges our collective beliefs through the telling of stories using a multidisciplinary multimedia approach.
He questions religious and cultural myths in order to understand how the past can dictate the human narratives we now choose to live.
Shono often mixes those understandings with his personal interest in the scientific, futuristic and the fictional in order to create worlds detached from a time or place yet rooted in our current state.
His storylines blur the past, present, and future as he brings to focus work that explores who we are as a species and where we may be going.
Muhannad Shono was born in 1977 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He graduated from the environmental design department at 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 . Artists-in-Labs, Zurich Switzerland , and is currently conducting a year long art residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Muhannad has presented two solo exhibitions: Children of Yam, ATHR, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
. The Once Upon A Box, The Hunted Ever After & The End, CRAC Gallery, London, UK
He has participated in several group exhibitions including: Storylines, RLS Gallery, Sydney,
Australia . Loud Art, Emerging GCC Artists, Saudi Arabia / Oman / Bahrain[2015-
2016]. Safar , 21,39, Jeddah Arts, Jeddah. After the Wildly Improbable, Haus der Kulturen
Werden, Berlin . Own The Walls: LAND, Toronto . Kunstresidenz, Bad Gastein
. Letters, Athr, Jeddah . UNPUBLISHED – artistic observations, Eawag, Zurich, . The Clocks Are Striking Thirteen, Athr gallery, Jeddah, .
He will have a solo exhibition at the Collector’s Room in Hamburg, Germany in May, 2018.
Muhannad's work was acquired by The British Museum in 2017.