Born in 1979, Mohammad Sabaaneh is a Palestinian painter and caricaturist. He has a daily cartoon in the Palestinian newspaper al-Hayat al-Jadida and his work is published in publications across the Arab world. Through the art of caricature, Sabaaneh has worked with deaf students to help them express themselves, and with children who have witnessed Israeli assaults to enable them to process their trauma. He lectures regularly about the art of caricature, including at An-Najah University (West Bank), the New School and School of Visual Arts (New York), and institutions in Spain and Great Britain. Sabaaneh is the Middle East representative for Cartoonist Rights Network International and the Palestinian ambassador for United Sketches, an international association for freedom of expression and cartoonists in exile. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world. Sabaaneh is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2017 Marseille International Cartoon Festival Prix d’Or. He lives in Ramallah, Palestine.
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