Ammar Yonis

Artist Biography

Ammar Yonis is a first-generation Harari-Australian, based in Melbourne’s west. Apart from being an engineering student, he dedicates time to exploring his creativity through mediums such as photography. He believes art encourages exploration of the unknown and promotes understanding between people. His experiences with creative expression have supported a greater freedom from the pressures that come with a third culture upbringing.  

Yonis’s debut project Homage was exhibited in ‘Clearing the Shadow’, (December 2019) and demonstrated his deeply vested interest in facilitating dialogue between a diversity of voices whilst fostering an atmosphere of reflection. Since then he has exhibited work in ‘After Dawn’ at Albert St Gallery, ‘Journeying to the Soul’ and ‘Australian Muslim Artists Exhibition’ at the Islamic Museum of Australia, and recently produced ‘Qôca’ as part of the Multicultural Arts Victoria Shelter Commissions Program, which addresses the anxieties people with afro-textured hair experience in corporate settings.

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