Born in Amman in 1977, Hani Alqam earned his diploma in 2001 from the Institute of Fine Arts in Amman and in 1999 and 2001 attended painting and printmaking courses at Darat al Funun's Summer Academy and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Alqam has held three solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows in Europe, the U.K., Ireland, the U.S.A., Pakistan and Jordan. His work focuses on society, and the frailty and complexities of the human psyche. His paintings of Amman highlight the chaos and charm of the city's old cafés and neighborhoods. Alqam lives and works in Amman and, as an expressionistic painter, takes his inspiration from ordinary faces and the society around him.