Biennale History





IED 1Ibrahim El Dessouky was born in 1969 in Cairo, Egypt. He lives and works in Cairo.

After studying painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek (Helwan University), El Dessouky received his doctorate in 2003 which focused on the dynamics in painting.

He is currently an associate professor. He has participated in an extensive number of national and international exhibitions and has shown his works throughout Europe, the Arab world and Asia.

Acquisitions of his art can be found at the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art, Al-Ahram press Organization, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, Qatar.
Ibrahim's statement on his Donkey sculpture for the CARAVAN project:

The night donkeys

At night we go out at the same hours. Our direction is known and our goal is clear.
News, information and analysis before the ink gets dry or before the sunrise. Daily target without a rest, without a horizon. But it is our daily routine to gather these papers, maybe we could one night find a way out. But we always miss reading this red bold headline: This road has no end ...

Newspapers are painted with oil colors the dark parts are acrylic.

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