Born in Damascus in 1977, Mohannad Orabi currently lives and works in Dubai and Canada. Orabi graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 2000 and won the first prize in The Syrian National Young Artists Exhibition in 2006.
Orabi’s works were exhibited in several galleries and countries around the world. Some of his solo and group exhibitions include ones at Ayyam Gallery in Al Quoz, Dubai (2017, 2014, 2009); Ayyam Gallery in Beirut (2016, 2014); Den Gallery in Kuwait (2016); Fondazione Giorgio Cini, a Cultural center in Venice (2015); Ayyam Gallery in London (2014); Ayyam Gallery in Jeddah (2013); Ayyam Gallery in Dubai International Financial Centre (2015, 2014, 2012); Ayyam Gallery in Damascus (2008); Zara Gallery in Amman (2007); Wadi Finan Art Gallery (2018) as well as Ishtar Gallery in Damascus (2006, 2004). In addition to his list of solo and group exhibitions, Orabi was also listed among Foreign Policy’s ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’ in 2014.