Africa Resource proudly presents award winning artist, George Fikry, a distinguished Egyptian painter, artist and professor of Art Education at Helwan University. George Fikry works in different media including painting, drawing, and computer art. Versatile in different fields, animation, video art, photography, graphics, installations, performance art and digital video, he engages in imaginative and expressive depiction of Egyptian social, cultural and political life.

George Fikry, Egyptian Artist and Professor

AfricaResource proudly presents award winning artist, George Fikry, a distinguished Egyptian painter, artist and professor of Art Education at Helwan University. Born in Cairo, Fikry studied fine arts and started his professional career at the Salon of Young Artists in 1989. He won a number of awards but in 1994 he represented Egypt at the International Cairo Biennial, where he received a special mention from the jury. That same year he held his first solo exhibition in the Akhenaton and exhibited 36 oil paintings, pastels, ink, and mixed media; ranging in size from small to medium-sized works.

Additionally, he received a PhD in Art Education in 2000, and teaches fundamentals of visual and art education at Helwan University.

He participated in over sixty individual and group shows inside and outside Egypt; his most important projects are: Earth Methodology (1993-1996), Successions of Soul, Body and Dream (1997-1999), Legend successions (2000 -2001), Triple chamber painting (2001-2004), and Narration icons (2005 -2007). In 2006, he participated in the largest international visual arts exhibition in Arab world, the 10th Cairo International Biennale and received an honorable mention. That same year, he received the first prize in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Fikry works in different media including painting, drawing, and computer art. Versatile in different fields, animation, video art, photography, graphics, installations, performance art and digital video, he engages in imaginative and expressive depiction of Egyptian social, cultural and political life. He works with ritual symbols and signals that have iconic deepness. He is also interested in personal meaning related to the changing transformation of symbols and events. His works have their own personality.


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