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