Mohan born in Damascus 1963, living and working  in Netherlands as a fine art photographer and a lecturer

The combination between Art and Applied Photography 


2007 Teacher training at Academy Minerva Groningen/Netherlands

2005 Fine Art Study at Academy Minerva, media art and photography /Netherlands

1994 Fine Art, High School, post academy Budapest/Hungary

1989 University of Damascus, Fine Arts Faculty


Activities (recent)

2014 –2017 Syrian Elsewhere ongoing project 

This visual project is to monitor and follow-up with Syrians in the European countries in particular. Documenting the various stages of their experience in the new society.

2012 – Arts Unify Project, initiator

Space for artistic forms of expression (incl. music, photography and short movies) to reflect on the diversity of culture and ethnicity in Syria.

2011 – 2012 Media and Fear project, together with journalist Rula Asad

A series of documented interviews with representatives of the Syrian population probing the general opinion on state-sponsored, private media and social media in shaping public opinion regarding the political turmoil since March 2011.

2010 – 2011 Child and Tent project, together with journalist Rula Asad

A documentary photobook and film ‘Four simple questions’ about drought victims in Syria.

2009 Survival business book, photography on streetkids in Syria.

2007 – present Photography teacher at Fotovakschool, Apeldoorn and Amsterdam.

2006 Photography teacher at Fotoacademie, Groningen.


2013 Participating an the project Syrian Voices

Continuity of culture in times of crisis, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts


2012 Participating in an exhibition position within the framework of the Lebanese national

campaign to support displaced Syrians

2011 Participation in the Noorderlicht satellite program, Groningen

2008 Participation in a studio route exhibition, Almelo

Participation in a library exposition, Almelo

2007 Participation in the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen

2006 Participation in Photo Flight Exhibition, Groningen

Art in Freedom exhibition, Museum Zwolle

2005 Participation in [dis] Focus exhibition, Permanent Gallery, Groningen

2004 Participation in the project Fingerprints, Minerva gallery, Groningen

2002 Participation in the project How to be a perfect guest by Wim Salki, Museum for

Modern Art, Arnhem

2000 Participation in the project Art against Violence, Den Haag

1999 Participation in the Biennale Beirut, Beirut

1998 Solo exhibition in the Arabic Culture Centre, Damascus

1997 Solo exhibition Goethe Institut, Damascus

1995 Solo exhibition Goethe Institut, Damascus

1994 Solo exhibition in the Art Academy Gallery, Den Haag

1993 Participation in the project Figurative Art, Budapest

Contact: E.

Tel. 0614625263

Studio. Orpheusstraat 12, 6846 XC Arnhem