Ahmed Farid

Born in Cairo in 1950, where he currently lives and works, Farid is a self-taught painter who was trained through apprenticeship at several artist's studios. With a degree in Social Sciences and an early career in marketing and communication, his approach to art takes place thanks to the many journeys he took in the seventies. The encounter with the historical artistic movements of the West and the attendance to the effervescent Egyptian cultural life give life to a very personal artistic research. Ahmed Farid's painting, in fact, is influenced by the gestures that can be traced back to the abstract expressionist matrix that does not deny an atypical and barely mentioned form of figuration but the sublime revealing its own reality. His works have been exhibited in various art galleries and public spaces in Egypt and Europe.


2008: Contemporary Views, Al Masar Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
January 2011: Contemporary Views IV, Al Masar Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
September 2011: Contemporary Views III, Al Masar Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
20 May – 21 July 2012: Gallery Collection, Group Exhibition, Al Masar Gallery, Contemporary Art. -­‐ Cairo-­‐Egypt
May – June 2012: Artists at Home and Abroad, Broadway Gallery NYC, New York, USA. October-­‐November 2012: Trevisan International Art – Little Treasures, Bologna, Italy. March 2013: Faustini Art Gallery-­‐ Florence, Italy.
May 2013: Urban Diversity -­‐ Solo art Exhibition-­‐ Contemporary art -­‐ Al Masar Gallery -­‐Cairo-­‐Egypt October 2014: Migration-­‐ Solo art Exhibition-­‐ Contemporary art -­‐ Al Masar Gallery -­‐Cairo-­‐Egypt March 2015: El Ahram for art sala on exhibition Cairo -­‐Egypt
August 2015: Group Art Exhibition at Jerome Zodo Gallery –London
December 2016 : solo art Exhibition Behind closed Doors Exhibition at Egypt, Cairo
May 2016: Art for life group art exhibition sponsored by Magdy Yacoub foundation, Safarkhan art gallery and Bulgari Egypt.
March 2017: Christie's Auctions-­‐ Modern and Contemporary Art –UAE, Dubai.
November 2017: solo Art Exhibition – Melodies of Conflict – Safarkhna Art Gallery, Cairo
December 2017: Luxury living solo exhibition –Miami-­‐USA (to be exhibited in art basel Miami)

Projects and acquisition by individuals

"City's graffiti”on Bulgrai windows-­‐ Christmas celebration, 2015. Privet residence in Zamalak -­‐ Dining cladding. 2016
British embassy in Egypt-­‐ Painting, 2015 De Rigo Group Italy, 2015
French embassy in Egypt-­‐ Painting, 2016 Italian embassy in Egypt, 2016
Fendi Forli Italy 2016
The Egyptian modern and contemporary art museum (2016) – Opera house Cairo Egyptian Mondern and Contemporary Museum, Cairo 2017
Visiting Professor, Art Academic, Florence 2017