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 Standards 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.


Huroof: Arabic & Iranian Contemporary Typography Show

Dubai, UAE, 2018

Part of Art Dubai, at the Serkal Avenue

Curated by Yusef Alahmad


A Celebration of Saudi Contemporary Art and Culture
Organized by The Misk Art Institute and the Middle East Institute (MEI)

Washington, DC, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


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 Exhibit

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2017

Part of the Arab Islamic American Summit to Saudi Arabia.

The Royal Protocol Palace.

Saudi National Day Contemporary Art Exhibit

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


Fully Booked Art Book Fair

Dubai, UAE, 2017
Al Serkal Avenue Art Hub

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: Executing Culture Shock, Art & Design Show

⨂   Muscat, Oman, 2016
⨂   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015

⨂   Manama, Bahrain, 2015

⨂   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2015

⨂   Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 2014

Saudi Design Week: Graphic Design 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 Charity Show

Kuwait, Kuwait, 2014
Contemporary Art Platform: CAPKuwait


In The City: Graphic Design and Sound Art Exhibit

London, U.K., 2013

P21 Gallery


Aids Annual Awareness Charity Show and Auction

Oakland, CA, 2012
SoulSpace Gallery

Talks + Misc

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
Open studio and artist talk


TYPO SF International Design Conference
San Francisco, 2015 

Topic: Elevating Graphic Design Standards in Saudi Arabia


Huna Art: Art & Design Talks at Desert Designs Gallery

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 2014

Topic: The Hurdles Facing Art & Design in Saudi Arabia


Baqa’a Arabic Creative Competition
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 2015

Graphic Design judge

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