Mohammad Abu Sall was born in Breij refugee camp, Palestine in 1976.
After graduating with a BSc Degree in 1999, the artist became a member of Berlin Arts Center where he took a course by Professor Marwan Bachi that lasted until 2003. He also took a Mural painting course under the expert hands of Japanese Artist Testo Kimetany and later in 2001, took a Graphic Design course through the University of Macromedia, USA.
Mohamed Abu Sal is a young artist whose time is spent between painting and giving art lessons to children. Abu Sal is prolific and in a few years has produced several series. One set deals with Palestinians' love of their land and the different realities of separation and exile. The series presented in this exhibition are abstracted figures and faces either in groups or alone exploring identity through color and image. In his most recent work, strong expressive images of cactus fill up his canvas— the cactus plant being a familiar Palestinian symbol.
In Abu Sal's work the cactus, which he paints in warm greens, ocher, browns and reds, are sometimes passionate and raging, and other times, stoic and resilient.
Mohammad Abu Sall currently lives and works in Gaza, Palestine.
2006 Boarders, Albi, France
2005 Abusall’s Cactus – Toulouse - France
2004 The Box story – Friends School – Ramallah (Al-Qattan Prize)
2001 The Identity, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
2000 Blue Window, YMCA, Gaza
2008 Jus de cactus, Maison des Metalos, Paris
"Morceaux choisis gaza" mobile exhibition,Albi,Toulouse, France
Eltiqa, Gallery L’Acady, Cajarc, France
2007 Gaza Seasons, Geneva, Switzerland
The white night, CCF, Gaza
Eltiqa, mobile exhibition, Albi, Toulouse, France
2006 The white night, CCF, Gaza
2005 10 Artists from Palestine – Mobile @ 10 Cities in France (June2004-November2005)
June-September - PPP – Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny – Switzerland.
2003 Williamsburg Bridges Palestine, New York, USA
Seeds of Art – ZARA Gallery - Jordan
Made in Palestine – ArtCar Museum – Houston, TX, USA
2002 Williamsburg Bridges Palestine, New York, USA
2001 Marwan Kassab Bachi Student Exhibition, Darat Al Funun, Jordan
Arabic Jerusalem, Jordanian Artists Union, Amman, Jordan
We Will Be, PRCS, Gaza, Palestine
The 4th Al Sharjah Biennale, UAE
1999 Young Artists Exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
1998 Free Colors, Holst Cultural Center, Gaza
1997 Friendship of UN-Japan Exhibition, UN, Gaza
1999-2001 Amman's Summer Exhibition, Arts Palace, Jordan
1994-1997 Participated in several group exhibitions
Charles Aspry Prize for Contemporary Art - 2005
Nominated by TDK – Senegal International Art Program - 2004
Nominated by Qattan Foundation – Art Prize - 2004.
Nominated by Vermont Studio Center to acquire The International Vermont Scholarship in January 2004, USA.
Nominated by Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center to participate in Darat Al Funun Summer Academy, under the supervision of Artist Marwan Kassab Bachi, Amman, Jordan, (Years 1999, 2000, 2001)