Mohammad Omer Khalil
Mohammad Omer Khalil, born in Khartoum, Sudan, has lived and worked in New York City since 1967. Spanning 40 years of painting and printmaking and influenced by travel throughout the Middle East, especially Morocco and Sudan, and art studies in Khartoum and Florence, his work effects a dialogue between symbolic aesthetic orders prevalent within the Arab world and aesthetic vocabularies from 20th- century conceptual art, Pop art, and the history of European printmaking. Khalil has taught at Parsons School of Design and exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Private and public holdings of his work are housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Musée de Grenoble, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, and The Brooklyn Museum.
The session explores New York as a site of intersections of artists from around the world who have passed through or settled in the city.