Art Alert: Joint exhibition for Ahmed Sabry and Wessam Quraish at Arcade Gallery

Ahram Online , Friday 13 Apr 2018

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'2010 - 2017' exhibition by Ahmed Sabry and Wessam Quraish (Photo: part of promotional material)

An exhibition titled 2010 – 2017 brings together Egyptian artists Ahmed Sabry and Wessam Quraish at Arcade Gallery on 15 April.

As the title suggests, the exhibitions showcases works by both artists dated between 2010 and 2017.

The media and subjects differ, and the viewer can see the development of the artists’ practice over the years.

Quraish holds a BA in Art Education (2007) and a Diploma of Photography and Drawing from Helwan University (2011).

She participated in various local exhibitions including 7 Female Artists at Hanager Center for Arts, Khadra at Darb1718 (2012), Khadra 2 at Trail2013 Center and Rosenama 2 at Medrar Contemporary Art (2013).

The artist grew up in Qena Governorate and was interested in the culture of Upper Egypt, and drew inspiration from its novels and writings including those of Yehia El-Taher Abdullah.

“She also uses dreams as a visual source of her artwork in photography, multimedia, and painting,” according to her artist biography.

Sabry is a painter, illustrator and animator. Since 2007, “he has been interested in media and television as a visual and conceptual source, and the relationship between text and images,” the exhibition text states.

He has held five solo shows at Mashrabia Gallery, and has shown his work as part of several group exhibitions, including at the Salon of Youth, at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza, at Gallery Misr, and Darb 17/18.

Internationally, the artist has exhibited at the Bamako Biennial in Mali, the Art Fair in Beijing, China, the Slovakia Film Festival and Ventenac-en-Minervois in France.

The exhibition opens on Sunday 15 April, at 7pm and will fun till 30 April
Open daily from 11:30am to 9pm, except Fridays, by appointment.
Arcade Gallery, 25 Orabi St., Maadi, Cairo 

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