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Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963, he lives and works in Cairo.
From 1981 to 1990 he took evening classes at Cairo Fine Arts while studying medicine.
International group shows include:
Tarjamah / Translation, Queens Museum, New York, USA, 2009; Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece, 2009; Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2009; Borderlines, Le Violon Blue Gallery, London, UK, 2008; Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China, 2008; Cairoscape, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2008; Neighbours in Dialogue, Collegium Artisticum Gallery, Skenderija Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2008; Om Kalsoum la quatrième pyramide, Institut du Mode Arabe, Paris, France, 2008; Collectiepresentatie XXI, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium, 2008; Trilogie Méditerranéenne: from Athens to Marseille to Cairo, Palais des Arts, Marseille, France, 2008; Italia: Arab Artists Between Italy & the Mediterranean, Italian Cultural Institute, Damascus, Beirut & Cairo, 2008; Gates of the Mediterranean, Palazzo Piozzo, Rivoli, Turin, Italy, 2008; Contact Zone, Bamako Museum of Art, Bamako, Mali 2007; The Present Out of the Past Millennia: Contemporary Art of Egypt, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2007; Recognize, Contemporary Platform, London, UK, 2007; This Day, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2007; Sharjah Biennale, UAE, 2007; Without Title, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium, 2007; Neighbours in Dialogue, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007; Singapore Biennale, Singapore 2006; Dakar Biennale, Senegal 2006; Images of the Middle East, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006; Mediterranean Encounters, Messina, Italy 2005; Dakar Biennale, Senegal, 2004, (Francophonie Prize); Cairo Modern Art in Holland, Fortiscircus Theater, Den Haag, Holland, 2001.
The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Mali National Museum, Bamako, Mali
Information provided by Kadir Artur, Contemporary Practices