Born in 1993 in Riyadh, Mohammed Alhamdan is an artist also known as Warchieff. He studied Media & Communications at King Saud University and works across a variety of mediums and categories, including filmmaking, art, fashion, design, and music. In its investigation of khaleeji heritage and tradition, and how these impact upon modern culture, one of Alhamdan’s chief concerns is that of representation. Keenly aware of the increasing outside interest in Saudi and the Arabian Gulf, Alhamdan is keen to make sure the narrative around Arabian Gulf culture is told by khaleejis themselves, who can understand the nuances and the way that the heritage traditions connect – and do not connect – to contemporary behaviour in terms of mannerisms, humour, and everyday practices.
He is the co-founder, with his partner Chndy, of the design house Badiya Studio, and in 2021 one of the chairs he designed was exhibited in the Saudi Design Festival.