Muhannad Shono is an artist that deals with theology, culture and other mythologies. His mediums have been ink, paper, animation, sculpture and the mechanical.

Muhannad is currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is represented by Athr Gallery, Jeddah.

Solo exhibitions:

Ala: Ritual Machine, ITHRA, Dammam, Saudi Arabia [2018]

Ala: Ritual Machine, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin [2018]

Children of Yam, ATHR, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [2016]

Group exhibitions: 

Albukhary Foundation Gallery , British Museum, London, [2018]

In The Open Or In Stealth, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, [2018]

The Clocks Are Striking Thirteen, Athr gallery, Jeddah, [2018]

UNPUBLISHED – artistic observations, Eawag, Zurich, [2017]

After the Wildly Improbable, HKW Haus der Kulturen der welt, Berlin [2017]

Kunstresidenz, Bad Gastein [2017] 

Own The Walls: LAND, Toronto [2017]

Safar, 21,39, Jeddah Arts, Jeddah[2017]

Loud Art, Emerging GCC Artists, Saudi Arabia / Oman / Bahrain[2015-2016]

He has participated in residency programs including Kunstresidenz, Bad Gastein, Austria [2017] Artist in Labs, Zurich Switzerland [2017], and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Muhannad's work was acquired by The British Museum in 2017 and the Art Jameel Foundation in 2018.


Interview, Muhannad Shono: Creating His Own Saudi Narrative, by Marwa Fakih, The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, 2018

Article, How Saudi artists are capturing the spirit of a kingdom in the process of radical reform, The Independent, David Lister, 2018

Interview, Art Talk, Saudi Gazzette, 2017