Mohammed Afefa - Artist Bio

Mohammed Afefa, the Jordanian-Palestinian cartoonist who transitioned into a painter.

Mohammed Afefa, the Jordanian-Palestinian cartoonist who transitioned into a painter

In a Few Words

Born In: Al-Qutaif, Saudi Arabia (1972)

Lives In: Amman, Jordan

Background: A spirited Jordanian-Palestinian cartoonist turned painter influenced by stories of everyday life.

Themes: Mohammed Afefa creates abstract and figurative pieces based on relatable human experiences within the world and the interactions that come into play.

In a Few More Words

Mohammed Afefa was born in Al-Qutaif, Saudi Arabia in 1972 to parents of Palestinian lineage. He now lives and works in Amman, Jordan. He received an Interior Design Diploma from the Arab Community College in Amman. Afefa has had a well respected career so far,  with seven solo exhibitions, six workshops and participation in over forty group exhibitions in the Middle East.

Afefa has also received various nominations throughout the years, including the Arab Press Award (Cartoon Category) in 2013. A year earlier, in 2012 he won the Naji Al-Ali Caricature Award which was hosted by the Palestine International Foundation in Amman.

Mohammed Afefa possesses a unique yet relatable artistic flair. Combining both animals and human beings in his art offers a connectedness between the artist and the viewer.

Key Exhibitions


The Cat Project, Online Exhibition, Marsoum Art Collective in collaboration with Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan (2020)

Motifat, Fann Wa Chai, Amman, Jordan (2017)

Memory and Fish, Societa Dante Alighieri, Amman, Jordan (2016)

Blue Pen, In the Artists’ Studio, Amman, Jordan (2013)


We Draw for Gaza, Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Ramallah, Palestine (2014)

Rebellion, Itri, Italy (2012)