Born in Deir Ezzour in 1968, Mounif Ajaj graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belarus in 1995, to later become a teacher and a designer of children’s books. He held solo exhibitions throughout Jordan, Paris, Marseille, Brussels, Norway, Dubai, and Damascus. His artworks were acquired in Damascus, London, and Amman. In the majority of his works, Mounif Ajaj addresses controversial and shocking topics, and harshly criticises circumstances as in his latest project, where he portrayed a number of Arab rulers. Ajaj’s style mixes realism with expressionism and relies on exaggeration to highlight the psychological traits of the figures he portrays.