George Fikry Ibrahim
Born in Cairo, Georges Fikry Ibrahim currently works as a Professor at the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University where he lectures on the philosophical, cultural, and social fundamentals of visual and education arts. He is actively engaged in environmental and social activities and has organized art, experimental, and visual workshops targeting children, women, and youth. He participated in more than 60 solo and group exhibitions within Egypt and abroad. He has several visual and numerical art endeavors. He depicts oriental social rituals, customs and traditions using different materials and computer techniques (animation, video art, photography, graphics, installations, performance art, digital video, etc.) . A vibrant mixture of all the colours of Egypt's history, from the ancient Egyptian heritage, to the Coptic, the Islamic, the Folklore and the Modern, Fikry's paintings are studies of our intricate heritage. His scenes present elements of Egypt's social structure and its effect on its people's emotions.
Combining humour, satire, acute observation and sincerity of emotions, George Fikry's paintings analyze and present the social values of the Egyptian culture, with all it's exciting and sometimes contradictive dispositions.
Seminars & lectures:
1995 A seminar and dialogue session entitled "Youth section at International Cairo Biennial on philosophy" success, and failure at arts complex in Zamalek 8th Feb.
1995 A seminar on "The 24th general exhibition for plastic arts and the seventh young people salon" at arts Complex in Zamalek, 30 Dec.
2000 A lecture and a workshop entitled "The new pioneer of contemporary Egyptian art and the problems of creative dialogue at the beginning of the 21st Century" held in United Arab Emirates,
Sharka, 5 Dec.
2002 A Seminar at Hanagir Arts Center entitled "contemporary Egyptian young artists", 11 March.
2003 A seminar entitled "Youth ambitions and developing curricular at art faculties" the parallel convention to the 15th youth salon activities - hold at arts palace in the Egyptian Opera House,
2004 A Seminar on "Developing Children's creative abilities at children's book exhibition", 7 Dec.
2005 A lecture at Albertini Academy in Turin, Italy, on "cultural and academic dialogue between different cultures to enrich visual and artistic culture of art
learner, 11 June.
2005 A seminar at Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum on "Art and its role in culturing society", 14 Aug.
Helwan University, Faculty of Art Education's Museum at Zamalek, Museum of Art Education Faculty in Menya, Modern Art Museum Arts Academy in Turin (Italy);
The General Authority for culture Houses, Ministry of culture, the supreme council for youth and sport, Upper Egypt's Society for Education and Development, and special collections with individuals in Egypt and some Arab and foreign countries. Won many prizes and appreciation Certificates in the fields of drawing, photography, and engraving, in pioneers, contests, youth salon, and the fifth International Cairo Biennial.
His works is included in international magazines and newspapers such as: Ask Magazine (Egypt); View from Inside (Texas); Written Image (Hong Kong); Asian Art News (Asia); Everything is fine (UK); Sign Contemporary Arab Art (NY, Usa); The Los Angeles Art Show (Usa); Dak'Art (Germany); Resident Artists (Egypt); Display (Italy); Pavillion of Egypt (Venice Biennal, Italy) and more
- Museum at Zamalek - 2010-09-26 in Zamalek / Egypt
- Museum of Art Education Faculty - 2019-04-02 in Menya / Egypt
- Modern Art Museum Arts Academy - 2019-04-02 in Torino / Italy
- The General Authority for culture Houses - 2019-04-02 in Cairo / Egypt
- The 10th International Cairo Biennale - https://universes.art/en/nafas/articles/2007/cairo-biennale-2006/
- George Fikry - http://1995-2015.undo.net/it/mostra/62167
- Biennale di Venezia - https://www.casaportale.com/public/uploads/patecipazioni%20nazionali.pdf
- 52 Biennale di Venezia - https://www.ideamagazine.net/it/rep/rmc0607.htm
- Frontiers Reimagined - http://www.arte.it/art-calendar/venice/exhibition-frontiers-reimagined-15235