Miska Mohmmed (Sudanese, b. 1995)

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Miska Mohmmed works predominantly in oils and acrylics, combining material experimentation with an exploration of the sensual experience of landscape. Mohmmed trained as a painter and, for a long time, practiced painting en plein air, guided by her experience of nature, atmosphere, and the movement and bustle of crowded spaces. Mohmmed renders landscape, which remains the focus of her painting practice, as a semi-abstract series of sweeping horizontal lines, whose direction, colour, and varying density approximate the terrains from which they are drawn.

Mohmmed received BFA in painting from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Sudan University in 2016. She has participated workshops and exhibitions in Kenya, Sudan, and Tunisia, including a joint exhibition at the Rashid Diab Arts Centre in Khartoum (2017), and Khartoum Contemporary, at the Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya (2017). She was one of the artists included in the 2018 edition of the Art Auction East Africa.