AHMED ASKALANY

Born in 1978 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013 “And Now… Shall we Dance?”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE
  • 2011 “Self Stories: Birds & I”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE
  • 2010 Magenta 52 Batalia Milano, Italy
  • 2009 17|02|09 Ahmed Askalany, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE
  • 2004 “Delusion”, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2003 “Cairo… Here”, Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2002 “Heaven and Earth’s Evil”. Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2001 “Rats Room and Other Tales”, Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1999 British Council, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1998 Qena Cultural Palace, Upper Egypt

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011 Tache art gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2011 Christies Auction, Dubai, UAE
  • 2010 Special Exhibition, Khan Al-Maghraby, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2010 Art House Cairo, Egypt
  • 2010 “The Human Figure”, El Mashrabia, Cairo Egypt
  • 2010 Pottery Symposium, Ministry of Culture, Fayoum Egypt
  • 2009 Venice Biennial, Egyptian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
  • 2009 “14|05|09 UNDERCURRENT: Contemporary Egyptian Art”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE
  • 2008 11th Cairo International Biennial, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2008 “17|12|08 Creative Expressions”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE
  • 2008 Art Paris Abu Dhabi art fair, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2008 “22|10|08 Inaugural Exhibition”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE
  • 2006 “Giardini Urbani”, Galleria Magenta 52, Milan, Italy.
  • 2004 “Musulmanes, Musulmans dans la Ville”, Le Parc de la Villete, Paris, France
  • 2002 “Egyptian Faces”, Doroub Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2002 “5th Miniature Exhibition”, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2002 Arts Academy, Rome, Italy
  • 2001 4th Minitatures Exhibition, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2001 “Doormen”, 1st Al Nitaq Festival, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2001 “My Sister, The Palm”, Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2001 “Cairo Modern Art”, Circus Theatre, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2000 “12th Youth Salon”, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt

PRIZES

  • 2004 Grant, The Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2000 First Prize, 12th Youth Salon, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1999 Grant to work in various Luxor Studios, The General Organizations for Cultural Palaces, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1999 Aida Abdel Karim’s Prize, Fine Arts Association, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1998 First Sculpture Prize, 10th Youth Salon, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1998 Young Artist Prize, Cairo International Sculpture Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Hamza, Aleya, “Ahmed Askalany Sculpture”, Townhouse Gallery, exhibition catalogue (2005)
  • Ramadan, Dina, “Carving out a Future”, Cairo Times, vol. 7, issue. 2, p16-18: (13 March 2003)
  • Sullivan, Francesca, “Ahmed Askalany”, Egypt’s Insight Magazine, vol. 7, issue.1, p39: (January 2003)
  • Evanoff, Caroline, “Personal Perceptions”, Egyptian Reporter Magazine, vol. 7, issue. 1, p42-43: (April 2002).
  • Farrag, Sharif, “In the Rat’s Room”, Cairo Times, vol. 5, issue. P38, 27: (29 November -5 December 2001).
  • Kassem, Mervat, “Ahmed Askalany, a Spontaneous Artist from