MOHAMED ABLA, Egypt (1953)
Mohamed Abla was born in Mansoura, in Northern Egypt, in 1953. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Alexandria in 1973 and 1978 embarked on a seven-year journey around Europe, where he visited museums in Spain, France, Belgium, and Germany, eventually studying art, sculpture, and graphics in Vienna and Zurich. In 2007 he founded the Fayoum Art Center, where he established the first caricature museum in the Middle East two years later. A multimedia artist, Abla uses paintings, sculptures, engravings, and installations to depict folklores and landscapes from his native country but also to address contemporary social and political themes. He often combines different techniques, incorporating lithography and collages to his paintings, defying all boundaries that confine art practices.
Concerned with developing the art scene in his country, Abla founded several cultural institutions, as the Fayoum Art Center, Egypt, space for artists to meet and collaborate. Also, he established a caricature museum in Fayoum.
Abla lives and works between Cairo and Fayoum, Egypt, and Walsrode, Germany.
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Eternal Light Something Old Something New
Dr. Gemma Tully
Art d'Egypte, English, 2017
Extract from catalog p, 34 -35
"Pharaonic influences on display at Egypt art show"
dailymail.co.uk, English, 2017
Egypte: quand l'art contemporain se mêle aux antiquités
lexpress.fr, French, 2017
When painting and sculpture become one: Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla's new solo exhibition
ahram.org, English, 2020
Objects of the imagination of contemporary Arab Ceramics Exhibition.
ibrahimicollection.com, English, Arabic, 2019
عبلة يفتتح المعرض الثالث لجروب
alqraralaraby.news/, Arabic, 2019