Khalid Mezaina

Born:
1985
Home Country:
United Arab Emirates
Lives and Works:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Disciplines:
Illustration, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Workshop Leader

Khalid Mezaina has worked for Sharjah Art Foundation and Tashkeel as a graphic designer and programme coordinator. In 2010, Khalid began his own personal practice, focusing on illustration and print/surface design. He actively participates in exhibitions, projects and residencies both in the UAE and abroad, and also facilitates workshops for children and adults. Along with a BS in Visual Communication from the American University of Sharjah, Khalid holds an MFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design.

His commissioned and self-initiated projects range from prints, installations and murals, to designs for publications, stationary, packaging, apparel and textiles.

Khalid joined Tashkeel in 2008 and regularly runs workshops in illustration, drawing and screen printing. He is an alumnus of the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF), cohort of 2014-2015, in partnership with Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA.

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