‘Silent Faces’ speaks of the brutal Israeli blockade on Gaza and the impact on the people and the landscape. In ‘Silent Faces’, clouds of smoke billow around buildings, resulting in highly emotive imagery. Al Dabous rarely depicts people in his work, however the atmosphere itself resonates human emotion.
Born in 1978 in Jabaliya Refugee Camp, Gaza, Mohammed Al Dabous holds a BA in Fine Art from Helwan University, Cairo (2002). He has previously held positions teaching Fine Art at Al Aqsa University, Gaza and at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. He is a member of the Contemporary Art Collective ‘Eltiqa’.
- ‘Visual Stories’, Eltiqa Artist’s House, Gaza (2010).
- ‘GAZART’, Exhibition and Workshop, Eltiqa Artist’s House, Gaza (2010).
- ‘Creative Palestine’, Art Sawa, Dubai, UAE (2010).
- ‘The Effects of War on Gaza’, Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Gaza (2009)
- White Night, French Cultural Centre, Gaza (2007)
- Various Exhibitions, France (2004-2007).