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Vaccum Formed: Taha Belal's solo debut at Gypsum Gallery

Cairo-based artist Taha Belal will exhibit works from the past six years at his debut solo show, opening at Gypsum Gallery on 11 June

Ahram Online, Monday 9 Jun 2014
Taha Belal
Static Square Space by Taha Belal (Photo: Courtesy of Gypsum Gallery)
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Vaccum Formed, Taha Belal's first solo show in Cairo, will feature works spanning the past six years of his career. His projects use recycled printed materials to explore language and representations of reality.

"In Vacuum Formed, Belal carries on a formal investigation of language and images exchanged in our daily life," reads the curatorial statement. "He uses mass-produced and disposable printed materials such as newspapers, magazines and wrapping paper to make neat, desirable artworks."

The Cairo-based artist holds a BFA in Studio Art from Pennsylvania State University and an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Belal has exhibited at Cairo's Townhouse Gallery, and Nile Sunsent Annex, an art space that he founded with Jenifer Evans and Hady Aboukamar.

He has also exhibited at IVAM, Valencia, Spain; MATHAF – Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha; MKG ­ Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Germany; SMAEK ­ Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich, Germany and Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia.

Exhibition opens 11 June and runs until 10 July
5a Bahgat Ali Street, Zamalek, Cairo


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