Mona Al Khaja is a visual artist whose work is known for its Islamic patterns, Arabic calligraphy and natural elements. She explores social issues and the struggles present in modern society through painting and multimedia.
Al Khaja’s work has been shown in several solo exhibitions, including Observe + Absorb, Majlis Gallery, Dubai (2019); Melodies of the East, Sharjah University (2019); Colors, Dubai Women's College (2019); Chromatic Horizons, Sharjah University (2015); Salutation and Endearment, Dubai Cultural and Scientific Association (2015); and Pearls, Honar Gallery, Dubai (2010).
Among her local and international group exhibitions are 7 + 7, Alowais Cultural Foundation, Dubai (2020); Convergence, Emirates Fine Art Society, Sharjah (2019); Najat Makki: Luminescence, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi (2019); Saudi Emirati Exhibition, The Cultural & Scientific Association, Dubai (2018); Proud Expressions Exhibition, The Martyr’s Families’ Affairs Office, Abu Dhabi (2017); Art 4 Sight auction, Noor Dubai Foundation (2015); and Interchange 4 Exhibition, Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi (2012).
Al Khaja has received numerous awards, including the Al Owais Award, Dubai (2019 and 2004); and L’Officiel Arab Women Award, Dubai (2010). Al Khaja also participated in the Fujairah International Arts Festival Residency in 2018.
She holds a BFA from Helwan University, Cairo (1981). She is a member of the Emirates Association of Fine Arts and the Committee for the Creation of the Curriculum of Art Education in the UAE.
Born in 1958 in Sharjah, Al Khaja currently lives and works in Dubai.
March Meeting 2021
Sharjah Biennial 4 and 5