Born in Gaza, Palestine in 1978, Mohammed Joha currently lives and works in Italy. He graduated in Art Education from Al-Aqsa University in Gaza in 2003. This same year he participated in a workshop residency in Darat Al Funun, Khalid Shoman Foundation in Amman-Jordan, supervised by artist Marwan Kassab Bacchi. In 2004, he was the winner of the A. M. Qattan Foundation's "Hassan Al Hourani Young Artist Award", when he was elected Artist of the Year 2004. This allowed him to reside in the “Cité Internationale des Arts” in Paris in 2005 and 2008, where he develops and strengthens his artistic personality. Joha is one of the most interesting artists from Gaza-Palestine, who stands out by a very elaborate personal style of painting, a masterly combination of various artistic elements in his compositions, and most sophisticated messages. Through mixed techniques of collage, painting, installation, together with a most spontaneous, expressive style, much of his work has explored the questions and conditions of childhood and the loss of innocence and freedom experienced by generations of children in Palestine.
2012 The Jasmine and Bread Revolution, Courtyard Gallery, UAE
2012 Despite, Rich Mix Gallery Space, London, UK
2011 Dream in Black and White, The Mosaic Rooms, A M Qattan Foundation, London, UK
2009 Art Behind the News, EineWeltHaus, Munich, Germany