Ibrahim Ahmed


Works
Biography
Exhibitions
Press Review
  • Ard El Lewa #8, 2016-2017, fabric, mixed media, cm 183 x 123
    Ard El Lewa #1, 2016-2017, fabric, mixed media, cm 152 x 121
    Ard El Lewa #3, 2016-2017, fabric, mixed media, cm 213 x 152
    Ard El Lewa #22, 2016-2017, fabric, mixed media, cm 200 x 70
    The things I hope to bury n.6, 2018, iron mask and cement stand, cm 50 x 27 x 16 approx.
    The things I hope to bury n.6, 2018, C-print, cm 70 x 50
    I break the promise I made from his tongue n. 1, 2018, collage on paper, cm 60 x 40
    Piece by piece I shield the fractured flesh I own n.7, 2018, collage on paper, cm 29,7 x 21
    I am hollowed where I once was n.1, 2018, photo collage, cm 60 x 40
    I am hollowed where I once was n.2, 2018, photo collage, cm 60 x 40
    I hear it. Telling me to show myself n.17, 2018, photo collage, cm 30 x 20
    Bring the offering alms I left at your doorstep n.2, 2018, photo collage, cm 30 x 40
    What comes after bring peace to this restlessness n.4, 2018, collage on paper, cm 54 x 34
    Everything I Am Everything I Am Not No.10, 2018, photo collage, cm 40 x 50
    Everything I Am Everything I Am Not No.6, 2018, photo collage, cm 50 x 40

  • Born in Kuwait in 1984, lives and works in Cairo.

    EDUCATION
    BA in English Literature, Rutgers University, Newark, USA

    SOLO SHOWS
    2018
    Burn What Needs to Be Burned, z2o Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, Italy
    Along Those Lines, Gallery Nosco, Marseille, France
    2016
    Something I Can Feel, Gallery Nosco / Volta Art Fair, New York, USA
    Pressing Fallacies, Townhouse West, Cairo, Egypt
    2014
    The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Artellewa Art Space, Ard El Lewa, Giza, Egypt
    2010
    In the Shade of Light, Solo(s) Project House, Newark, USA

    GROUP SHOWS
    2019
    African Soldier, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, England (upcoming)
    Reimagined Narratives, Arte D’Egypte, Cairo, Egypt (upcoming)

    After the Canal, there was only ‘our’ World, Mestna Galerija, The Museum & Galleries of the City of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (upcoming)
    The road map to renaissance, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt

    The Construction of the possible, 13th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
    2018
    Récits des Bords de l’Eau, 4ème Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
    The Red Hour, Biennale de Dakar 13th Edition, Dakar, Senegal
    ZONAMACO, Mexico City, Mexico
    2017
    Universal Belonging, Prizm Art Fair, Miami, USA
    MEDITERRANEAN FOCUS, Swab, Barcelona, Spain
    2016
    Architecture, Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, Emirates
    ICONIC CITY: CAIRO NOW! CITY INCOMPLETE, Dubai Design District, Dubai, Emirates
    Jameco Exchange, No Longer Empty, Queens, USA
    2015
    Light, Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, Emirates
    ArtRio Art Fair, Gallery Nosco, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil
    On the Inner and Outer Self, Openings Collective, New York, USA
    Beyond the Lines, artellewa, Zamalek, Egypt
    2014
    Center for Contemporary Art, Juror Evonne Davis, Bedminster, USA
    Process, Anonymous Gallery, New York, USA
    Muscle Memory, Freeman Space, Brooklyn, USA
    2013
    Windows@Walsh, Walsh Gallery alla Seton Hall University, South Orange, USA
    Building Bridges, Fundación Rozenblum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Newark Art & Artists: Prints, Photographs & Works on Paper, Newark Public Library, Newark,
    USA
    Four by Four, Aferro Gallery, Newark, USA
    EMO Show, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA
    2012
    Center for Contemporary Art, Juror Edwin Ramoran, Bedminster, USA
    Four by Four, Printmaking Center of NJ, Branchburg, USA
    ArtReach XIX, City Without Walls, Newark, USA
    Solo(s) Project House at Fountain Art Fair, Armory Show, New York, USA
    2011
    ArtReach XX, City Without Walls, Newark, USA
    The Newark School, City Without Walls, Newark, USA
    One-Two Punch, Ramapo College, Mahwah, USA
    2010
    South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, 4th Annual Art Auction Benefit New York, USA
    Window Spaces, Atlantic Assets Pop Up Space, Brooklyn, USA
    Vessel, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, USA
    ArtReach XVII, City Without Walls, Newark, USA
    The Art of Politics, Columbia University, New York, USA

    OTHER EXPERIENCES
    2012
    Senior Muralist, It’s Just a Little Rain (Mural #4), City Without Walls, Newark, USA
    2011
    Exhibition Committee, Aferro Gallery, Newark, USA

    TALKS
    2013
    Guest Speaker, Hudson County Community College Foundation (with the American Library
    Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities), Jersey City, USA
    2011
    Artist Conversation: One-Two Punch, Ramapo College, Mahwah, USA
    Guest Speaker, Rutgers Future Scholars, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
    2010
    Solo(s) Speaks: “In the Shade of Light,” Solo(s) Project House, Newark, USA
    2009
    Guest Speaker, Intro to Modern Art, Howard University, Washington D.C., USA

    RESIDENCIES
    2014
    Artist in Residence, Artellewa Art Space, Ard El Lewa, Giza, Egypt
    2012
    Artist in Residence, Gallery Aferro, Newark, USA
    Collaborative Editions Project Residency, Printmaking Center of NJ, Branchburg, USA

    AWARDS
    2012
    2nd Prize, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, USA
    2011
    Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Nominee

    COLLECTIONS
    Newark Public Library Special Collection, USA
    Hudson County Community College Foundation Art Collection, USA
    The Printmaking Center of New Jersey Collection, USA

    PRESS
    http://www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2011/02/cwow_introduces_a_second_gener.html
    http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/02/artseen/letter-from-cairo-ibrahim-ahmedpressingfallacies
    https://flaviamalusardi.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/hybrid-intersections-conversationwithibrahim-ahmed-iii/
    http://www.okayafrica.com/culture-2/ibrahim-ahmed-cairo-art-story/
    https://news.artnet.com/art-world/editors-picks-may-23-2016-502970

     
  • Burn What Needs To Be Burned
    Burn What Needs To Be Burned
    December 1st, 2018 > January 19th, 2019

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    Diptik Magazine_October2018_download



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