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Yusef Alahmad is a graphic designer‭ ‬and‭ ‬artist based in Washington, DC‭. He completed‭ ‬his MFA degree in graphic design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in December‭ ‬2016‭, ‬and his thesis explored‭ ‬‘Graphic design and intellectual property rights in Saudi Arabia.' ‬
He is currently an independent designer‭, ‬alternating between graphic design projects‭ and art commissions‭. His work has been exhibited in numerous‭ ‬shows around the world‭.



Four Seasons Hotels 


Netflix Middle East

Qiddiya Investment Co

Modelcraft Group 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Mobily Telecom

Art Museum of the University of Memphis

Arab American National Museum 

Misk Art Institute

Edge of Arabia / CULTURUNNERS

Ithra (Saudi Aramco) 

Rocco Forte Group (Asilla Hotels)

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture



Inner Structures—Outer Rythms

MCAD, Minneapolis, MN, 2021

The exhibition and related publication focuses on Arab and Persian contemporary graphic design and highlights the works of a select group of thirty of the best contemporary designers from the Middle East/North African (MENA) region and its diaspora

ArteEast's Legacy Trilogy: Past, Present, Future, 2021

Featuring artists from the Middle East and North Africa region and its diasporas

Huroof: Arabic & Iranian Contemporary Typography Show

Dubai, UAE, 2018

Art Dubai at the Serkal Avenue, commissioned by Misk Art Institute

Exhibition design and curation by Yusef Alahmad

Saudi Contemporary Art in D.C.

Washington, DC, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Organized by The Misk Art Institute and the Middle East Institute (MEI)

​Pixelated Kingdom: Art & Graphic Design from Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2017

Yusef Alahmad Solo Show at the Misk Global Forum 

Desert to Delta: Saudi Contemporary Art Show

Memphis, TN, 2017

Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM)

Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art Show

Dearborn, MI, 2017

The Arab American Museum (AANM)

Saudi Contemporary Art Show at the Royal Protocol Palace

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2017

Part of the Arab Islamic American Summit for President Trump’s official visit to Saudi Arabia

Saudi National Day Contemporary Art Exhibition

New York, 2017

The United Nation’s headquarters

Cities of Conviction: Saudi Contemporary Art Show

Salt Lake City, UT, 2017

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA)

Art Beyond Conflict: Crossing Borders Exhibition 

Bellingham, Washington, 2017

Sculpture Northwest Gallery

Local Not Local: Arabic and Iranian Typography Show

Cal State Dominguez Hills, LA, 2016

The Arab American Museum (AANM), Dearborn, MI 2017
The Levantine Center, LA, 2015

Loud Art Contemporary Art Show: Executing Culture Shock 

Muscat, Oman 2016

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2015

Manama, Bahrain 2015

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia 2014

Saudi Design Week Exhibition

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015

Al Faisaliah

Spray Street Art and Graffiti Show

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015

Maison Bo–m Gallery

L'Art Pur: Saudi Heritage Contemporary Art Show 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014

King Abdul Aziz Historical Center

Nabd x Onqoud: Points of View Art Show

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014

Raffles Design Institute

Khaleeji Reinterpreted: Khaleejesque Magazine Art Show

Kuwait, Kuwait, 2014

Contemporary Art Platform: CAP Kuwait

In The City: Graphic Design and Sound Art Exhibit

London, U.K., 2013

P21 Gallery

Soul Charity Show & Auction at SoulSpace Gallery

Oakland, California, 2012

SoulSpace Gallery


The Corcoran School of Art and Design

George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2017

WISAL: A Symposium on Cross–Cultural Collaboration.

Topic: Travel ban poster collaboration with Josh Higgins for the benefit of the ACLU

The Arab American Museum (AANM)

Dearborn, MI, 2017

Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art Show Artist talk + Q & A

Topic: Art & Design in Saudi Arabia 

Bridges Art & Design Residency Open Studio Event 

New York, 2017

Artist/Designer resident

Open studio and artist talk

TYPO SF International Design Conference

San Francisco, 2015 


Topic: Graphic Design in Saudi Arabia

Baqa’a Arabic Creative Competition

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 2015

Graphic design judge

Huna Art: Art & Design Talks at Desert Designs Gallery

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 2014

Topic: The Hurdles Facing Art & Design in Saudi Arabia

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