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07 Dec - 31 Dec 2007

Souad Mardam Bey

Souad Mardam Bey is an artist who lived in many countries of the Middle East, Syrian by nationality but studied art in Beirut and now she is living in Cairo Egypt. Her work is unique in the sense that she is creating her own individuals whether man or woman child or animal bird or fish. In all these creatures there is the fantasy world of Souad figures of big dimensions wearing the fanciest clothes animated in colour and decoration the texture of..

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13 Nov - 05 Dec 2007

Zakaria El Zeini (1932-1993)

Zakaria El-Zeini was raised in the suburban areas of Cairo and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts. He studied painting in Venice and graduated from the Academy of Pravana. Later he became a professor at the FFA and ended his career as head of the painting department. El-Zeiny is known to be an expressionistic artist using different symbols in his work and passing by several periods. 

The first period is the "Moulid" and..

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22 Oct - 10 Nov 2007

Mohamed Ismail (1936–1993)

Dr. Mohamed Ismail was born in 1936 in Zagazig in Egypt. He graduated and obtained his Masters in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo. He received his Ph.D. in the History of Fine Arts. He held numerous private and collective exhibitions from 1958 – 1969. Dr. Ismail started his globe trotting in 1969. He started with Europe visiting Greece, Spain and France going to North Africa and then to Turkey in the Near East. He moved on to Beirut,..

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01 May - 22 May 2007

Rana Chalabi

The two main themes of dancing and the watercolors of Cairo in Rana Chalabi’s exhibit paradoxically share the theme of the static and the dynamic. In the male and female dancers it is the challenge of capturing the ephemeral nature of three dimensional dynamic movement through the static medium of paper, oil, gold leaf, and colored inks. 

The movement of line and color, the interplay of diaphonous veil, and solid limbs, the..

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02 Apr - 27 Apr 2007

Anna Boghiguian

Born in Cairo in 1946 to Armenian and Egyptian parents, Boghiguian graduated in 1969 from the American University in Cairo. 

Although she majored in economics and political science she shifted gears and studied art under the tutelage of the great artist Fouad Kamel. Boghigiuan went on to obtain her BFA in visual art and music from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Boghigiuan has become a renowned contemporary..

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06 Feb - 06 Mar 2007

Katherine Bakhoum

Born in Cairo in 1949, half Egyptian and half French. She studied at l’atelier Met de Penninghen and L’Ecole Estienne in Paris. 

Bakhoum started exhibiting her work in Paris in 1984. She exhibits twice a year, once in  Paris and once at Safarkhan in Cairo. She has been exhibiting yearly at Safarkhan since 1999. Bakhoum’s Orientalist paintings stand powerfully with subtle (and sometimes definite) tones of pastel that bring to..

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09 Jan - 02 Feb 2007

Omar El-Nagdi

Omar El-Nagdi was born in Cairo in 1931 and studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts. He participated in many exhibitions and Biennales in Egypt, Europe and the the former Soviet Union. 

Winner of several prizes, his paintings were acquired by museums and renowned institutions throughout the world.El-Nagdi is an Egyptian symbolist and magician of color. His paintings are sufficient proof of his exceptional gifts for symbolic..

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