Home|Artists|Mohammad Alfaraj

Mohammad Alfaraj

Saudi Arabia Noor Riyadh

Mohammad Alfaraj

Born in 1993 in Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia. Lives and works in Al Hassa.

Mohammad Alfaraj is from the oasis of Al Hassa, which has fed into his interest in nature and ecology and led him to a multidimensional practice comprising video, sound, photography, installation, painting, and writing. A mischievous storyteller who operates in the fraught area between the traditional and the contemporary, fiction and nonfiction, Alfaraj invites audiences into his experiments, which are often more playful than empirical. His diaristic approach to his work is visible through his manner of regrouping, deconstructing, and reconstructing real and fictional elements, as he attempts to capture the trace, imprint, and impact of life both literally and metaphorically. Alfaraj also engages in community workshops and activities, and previously worked as a programmer in the Saudi Film Festival and the poetry house festival in Dammam.

Alfaraj’s work has been shown at Hayy Jameel, Jeddah, 2023; the Lyon Biennale, 2022; the Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019; Le Murate PAC, Florence, 2019; Athr Gallery, Jeddah, 2018; 21,39 Jeddah Arts, 2017, 2019; Saudi Film Festival, Dammam, 2015 and Dubai International Film Festival, 2014.

WP_Query Object
(
    [query] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => cpt_artworks
            [post_status] => publish
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 1025
                            [compare] => LIKE
                        )

                )

        )

    [query_vars] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => cpt_artworks
            [post_status] => publish
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 1025
                            [compare] => LIKE
                        )

                )

            [error] => 
            [m] => 
            [p] => 0
            [post_parent] => 
            [subpost] => 
            [subpost_id] => 
            [attachment] => 
            [attachment_id] => 0
            [name] => 
            [pagename] => 
            [page_id] => 0
            [second] => 
            [minute] => 
            [hour] => 
            [day] => 0
            [monthnum] => 0
            [year] => 0
            [w] => 0
            [category_name] => 
            [tag] => 
            [cat] => 
            [tag_id] => 
            [author] => 
            [author_name] => 
            [feed] => 
            [tb] => 
            [paged] => 0
            [meta_key] => 
            [meta_value] => 
            [preview] => 
            [s] => 
            [sentence] => 
            [title] => 
            [fields] => 
            [menu_order] => 
            [embed] => 
            [category__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_name__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [search_columns] => Array
                (
                )

            [ignore_sticky_posts] => 
            [suppress_filters] => 
            [cache_results] => 1
            [update_post_term_cache] => 1
            [update_menu_item_cache] => 
            [lazy_load_term_meta] => 1
            [update_post_meta_cache] => 1
            [posts_per_page] => 11
            [nopaging] => 
            [comments_per_page] => 50
            [no_found_rows] => 
            [order] => DESC
        )

    [tax_query] => WP_Tax_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [queried_terms] => Array
                (
                )

            [primary_table] => wp_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
        )

    [meta_query] => WP_Meta_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 1025
                            [compare] => LIKE
                        )

                    [relation] => OR
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [meta_table] => wp_postmeta
            [meta_id_column] => post_id
            [primary_table] => wp_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                    [0] => wp_postmeta
                )

            [clauses:protected] => Array
                (
                    [wp_postmeta] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => artworks_artist
                            [value] => 1025
                            [compare] => LIKE
                            [compare_key] => =
                            [alias] => wp_postmeta
                            [cast] => CHAR
                        )

                )

            [has_or_relation:protected] => 
        )

    [date_query] => 
    [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS  wp_posts.ID
					 FROM wp_posts  INNER JOIN wp_postmeta ON ( wp_posts.ID = wp_postmeta.post_id ) JOIN wp_icl_translations wpml_translations
							ON wp_posts.ID = wpml_translations.element_id
								AND wpml_translations.element_type = CONCAT('post_', wp_posts.post_type) 
					 WHERE 1=1  AND ( 
  ( wp_postmeta.meta_key = 'artworks_artist' AND wp_postmeta.meta_value LIKE '{5d4f7109ea955205b86c4dbc8990a44021cae6b341c52720cfaefcfa3fdf0eaa}1025{5d4f7109ea955205b86c4dbc8990a44021cae6b341c52720cfaefcfa3fdf0eaa}' )
) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'cpt_artworks' AND ((wp_posts.post_status = 'publish')) AND ( ( ( wpml_translations.language_code = 'en' OR (
					wpml_translations.language_code = 'en'
					AND wp_posts.post_type IN ( 'qrcode' )
					AND ( ( 
			( SELECT COUNT(element_id)
			  FROM wp_icl_translations
			  WHERE trid = wpml_translations.trid
			  AND language_code = 'en'
			) = 0
			 ) OR ( 
			( SELECT COUNT(element_id)
				FROM wp_icl_translations t2
				JOIN wp_posts p ON p.id = t2.element_id
				WHERE t2.trid = wpml_translations.trid
				AND t2.language_code = 'en'
                AND (
                    p.post_status = 'publish' OR p.post_status = 'private' OR 
                    ( p.post_type='attachment' AND p.post_status = 'inherit' )
                )
			) = 0 ) ) 
				) ) AND wp_posts.post_type  IN ('post','page','attachment','wp_block','wp_template','wp_template_part','wp_navigation','cpt_programs','cpt_artworks','cpt_artists','cpt_events','qrcode','cpt_trails','cpt_curators','cpt_podcast','opencall','surveys','cpt_awards' )  ) OR wp_posts.post_type  NOT  IN ('post','page','attachment','wp_block','wp_template','wp_template_part','wp_navigation','cpt_programs','cpt_artworks','cpt_artists','cpt_events','qrcode','cpt_trails','cpt_curators','cpt_podcast','opencall','surveys','cpt_awards' )  )
					 GROUP BY wp_posts.ID
					 ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC
					 LIMIT 0, 11
    [posts] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 8110
                    [post_author] => 17
                    [post_date] => 2023-11-24 09:20:46
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2023-11-24 06:20:46
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => Where are you, my shadow?
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => where-are-you-my-shadow
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2023-12-02 15:15:05
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-12-02 12:15:05
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => https://riyadhart.sa/?post_type=cpt_artworks&p=8110
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => cpt_artworks
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [1] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 2386
                    [post_author] => 7
                    [post_date] => 2022-10-29 23:57:01
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2022-10-29 20:57:01
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => With Light I Create a Hand of Love and Extend it to You
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => with-light-i-create-a-hand-of-love-and-extend-it-to-you-2022
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2023-09-18 23:46:48
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-09-18 20:46:48
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => https://riyadhart.sa/?post_type=cpt_artworks&p=2386
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => cpt_artworks
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

            [2] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 1736
                    [post_author] => 11
                    [post_date] => 2022-09-29 15:33:39
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2022-09-29 12:33:39
                    [post_content] => 
                    [post_title] => The Sun, Again
                    [post_excerpt] => 
                    [post_status] => publish
                    [comment_status] => closed
                    [ping_status] => closed
                    [post_password] => 
                    [post_name] => the-sun-again-2017
                    [to_ping] => 
                    [pinged] => 
                    [post_modified] => 2023-09-19 14:42:23
                    [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-09-19 11:42:23
                    [post_content_filtered] => 
                    [post_parent] => 0
                    [guid] => https://demo.wabi.it/riyadhart/?post_type=cpt_artworks&p=1736
                    [menu_order] => 0
                    [post_type] => cpt_artworks
                    [post_mime_type] => 
                    [comment_count] => 0
                    [filter] => raw
                )

        )

    [post_count] => 3
    [current_post] => -1
    [before_loop] => 1
    [in_the_loop] => 
    [post] => WP_Post Object
        (
            [ID] => 8110
            [post_author] => 17
            [post_date] => 2023-11-24 09:20:46
            [post_date_gmt] => 2023-11-24 06:20:46
            [post_content] => 
            [post_title] => Where are you, my shadow?
            [post_excerpt] => 
            [post_status] => publish
            [comment_status] => closed
            [ping_status] => closed
            [post_password] => 
            [post_name] => where-are-you-my-shadow
            [to_ping] => 
            [pinged] => 
            [post_modified] => 2023-12-02 15:15:05
            [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-12-02 12:15:05
            [post_content_filtered] => 
            [post_parent] => 0
            [guid] => https://riyadhart.sa/?post_type=cpt_artworks&p=8110
            [menu_order] => 0
            [post_type] => cpt_artworks
            [post_mime_type] => 
            [comment_count] => 0
            [filter] => raw
        )

    [comment_count] => 0
    [current_comment] => -1
    [found_posts] => 3
    [max_num_pages] => 1
    [max_num_comment_pages] => 0
    [is_single] => 
    [is_preview] => 
    [is_page] => 
    [is_archive] => 
    [is_date] => 
    [is_year] => 
    [is_month] => 
    [is_day] => 
    [is_time] => 
    [is_author] => 
    [is_category] => 
    [is_tag] => 
    [is_tax] => 
    [is_search] => 
    [is_feed] => 
    [is_comment_feed] => 
    [is_trackback] => 
    [is_home] => 1
    [is_privacy_policy] => 
    [is_404] => 
    [is_embed] => 
    [is_paged] => 
    [is_admin] => 
    [is_attachment] => 
    [is_singular] => 
    [is_robots] => 
    [is_favicon] => 
    [is_posts_page] => 
    [is_post_type_archive] => 
    [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 56447417a3f0288ee6bdd467afc44a82
    [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 
    [thumbnails_cached] => 
    [allow_query_attachment_by_filename:protected] => 
    [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => 
    [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => query_vars_hash
            [1] => query_vars_changed
        )

    [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => init_query_flags
            [1] => parse_tax_query
        )

)

RELATED

ARTWORKS
& EVENTS

Where are you, my shadow?

Where are you, my shadow?

by Mohammad Alfaraj
Noor Riyadh FESTIVAL
The Sun, Again

The Sun, Again

by Mohammad Alfaraj
Noor Riyadh

GET IN TOUCH