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Gamal El Kheshen

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1987

Egypt

Egypt

Artist’s Story

Gamal Elkheshen, is an Egyptian artist, born and raised in Cairo Egypt in 1988. In 2010, he received his BFA from the Graphic Design Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Zamalek. He acquired his MFA and his Ph.D. from the same university, he acquired to his Ph.D. under the thesis title "The Philosophy values of drawings in postmodernism” Gamal studies focusing on contemporary arts.

Gamal has exhibited his works in many international exhibitions - he was nominated to represent Egypt at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 56th in May 2015. He has shown his work numerous local as well as international exhibitions. He has had 5 solo shows to date across Cairo, Dubai, and Berlin. Gamal attended many workshops and art residencies as well. Gamal media of choice in visual art ranges from drawing, painting, digital print, engraving and Installation, video.

He currently works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Zamalek, Cairo.

Full CV

Education

Present PhD Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo

2011-2013 Masters in Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo

2005-2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo

Solo shows

2020 “INFERNO CHAPTER” the Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt.
2019 “CROSS THE WORLD" at Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
2017 “The DARK FLOWERS” at BA Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 “End Of Season”. at Gallery Misr, Cairo, Egypt.
2015 “The Other Side of Blue” at South London gallery, South London, UK.

Group Shows

2020 Florence Biennale - International Biennial of Contemporary Art.
2020 The first edition of Cairo art fair, Cairo, Egypt.
2020 Jeddah Art Fair, Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.   
2019 The International Nord Art Exhibition, Büdelsdorf,Germany. 
2019  Orth Contemporary gallery ,the Vanity of Earthly Achievements, , curated by Griff Williams, Tulsa Oki, London, UK.
2019 Gallery 16, Your Lost Shoe, or Everything that happened Since the Last Time, San Francisco, United states.
2019 Galleria La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy.
2018 Video Art installation, Media Art festival, Cairotronica, Egypt.
2018 The Egyptian academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.
2018 Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE.   
2018 Tokyo International Mini - Print Triennial, Tokyo, Japan.
2017 The Media Art Exhibition, VITRINE Art Basel, Miami, USA.
2017 Agenda Art Exhibition, Bib-Alex, Alexandria, Egypt.
2017 Group of Artists, Galleria La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy.   
2017 Drawing exhibition, Darb17, 18, Cairo, Egypt.
2017 Upper Egypt Salon, Luxor, Egypt.
2017 The Intentional prints Exhibition of Miami prints gallery MPG, USA.
2016 The International Nord Art Exhibition 2016, Büdelsdorf, Germany.
2016 Agenda Art Exhibition, Bib-Alex, Alexandria, Egypt.
2016 Egyptian Youth Salon26, Cairo, Egypt. Won The Prize of the Youth Salon 27 “Installation Project” David Can’t is narrated.
2016 The National Print Biennale, Cairo, Egypt.
2016 The Biennale Of Dai Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, Won the Prize of the Biennale.
2016 The Hidden Massage, Drawing Exhibition Art lounge, Cairo
2016 The International Symposium of Electronic and New Media Arts Cairo-tronica “No Signal”.
2016 Egyptian artists Show- Egyptian Embassy in Lebanon.
2016 The Egyptian-Bulgarian exhibition at Sofia University, Bulgaria.
Venice Biennale 56, Egyptian Pavilion, Venice, Italy. “Can You See?”
2015 Tokyo International Mini - Print Triennial, Tokyo, Japan.
2015 Upper Egypt Salon, Luxor, Egypt.
2015 Youth Salon, the Arts Palace, Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt.
2015 Group of exhibition at Rom-Art gallery, Roma, Italy.
2015 North-South, European Union Art Culture Event .Discovering Egypt, the Art work Are collective from the Bib-Alex, Egypt.
2015 Agenda Art Exhibition, Bib-Alex, Alexandria, Egypt.
2014 Youth Salon, the Arts Palace, Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt. 
2014 International Biennale de Aquarelle, Fabriano, Italy.
2014 Group of exhibition at Green art Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2014 Biennial of Small Graphic Form, Niklaas, Belgium.
2014 Gabrovo International Biennale of Humour and Satire in the Arts, Bulgaria.
2013 The BIMPE (Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition), Vancouver BC.
2013 National Biennial of Contemporary Prints, Spain.
2013 International Print Biennial ROC, Shanghai.
2012 Seoul International Print Biennale, South Korea.
2012 International Triennial Color in Graphic Art, Turin, Italy.
2012 Local arts exhibition events in Cairo.
2011 International Biennale de Aquarelle, Fabriano, Italy.
2011 lntergraflk Triennial of Engaged Graphic Art. 
2011 The Icelandic Printmakers’ Association.

Collections

2020 collective collection, Durham oriental art museum Durham University, UK.
2020 Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Fine Arts Sector in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum of Modern.
2020 The Egyptian Modern Art museum, The Administration of Cultural Palaces in Cairo,
2019 Art, the Cultural Development Fund, The Administration of Cultural Palaces in Cairo.
2017 Commercial International Bank Egypt.
2016 Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Fine Arts Sector in Cairo, The Egyptian Museum of Modern.
Private Collection: Canada, Egypt, France, Greece, Germany,

Prizes

2016 The First Prize of the Egyptian Youth salon “Installation Project”
2015 The prize of representing the Egyptian pavilion art Venice biennale
2014 The second prize of the Daie gallery, Cairo Egypt.
2014 The prize of the upper youth salon, Luxor Egypt.
2012 The second prize of the international biennale of water color, Fba, febraiano, Italy.

Career Highlights

  • 2020 Solo show, “INFERNO CHAPTER” the Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2017 Solo show, “The DARK FLOWERS” at BA Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 International Biennale de Aquarelle in Fabriano, Italy

Series Statement

To dream represents the pursuit of a goal. Seeking something you desire to have, to achieve in real life. Or it is for looking for insights that will help shed light on your troubles. You may be 'hunting' for a solution or self-conquest.

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