Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim’s work has been inspired by a lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan, the city on the Gulf of Oman where he was born and continues to work. His deep connection to his local environment is reflected in his practice, whether through his installations, drawings or objects. His sculptures, made of natural paper pigments in shapes reflecting the natural formations of his domestic landscape, often resemble pylons, toys, animals, trees, or fruit. Part of the UAE's first generation of contemporary artists from the late 1980s, Ibrahim was a founding member of the Emirates Fine Art Society (1980), and the Art Atelier in the Khorfakkan Art Center (1997). He has exhibited widely in the UAE and internationally and will represent the UAE at the 59th Venice Biennale. His work is in the collections of the British Museum, The Centre George Pompidou, and the Sharjah Art Foundation, among others.