Farida El Gazzar

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21 January - 20 February 2016

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  BIOGRAPHY
 
 Farida El Gazzar was born in 1975 in Alexandria, Egypt.  She is a Greek-Egyptian artist based in Athens. From 2003 to 2007, she was co-founder of the creative team WARDA. Her ongoing relationship with the Middle East is a result of her early years in Alexandria and Kuwait and has been realized more recently through her residencies and research in Cairo and Manama. El Gazzar is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki.
 
EDUCATION
1998-2000
The Royal College of Art, London.
1996-1998
Kingston University, London.
1993-1996
Vakalo School of Art and Design, Athens.
 
RESIDENCIES
2009
Wall mural workshop, Al Riwaq Gallery, Bahrain.
2008-2009
Illustration workshop, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo.
 
AWARDS
2000
‘Sheila Robinson Memorial Drawing Award’, Royal College of Art, London.
2003
EVGE ‘Best Editorial Illustration Award’, Athens.
 
EXHIBITIONS
2017
Solo show, Kabinett, Kalfayan Galleries at Art Basel Miami Beach.
‘NP or the Possibilities of Life’. Curated by Maria Thalia-Carras and Olga Hatzidaki. Organized by locus athens.
2016
‘Glory’ (solo show), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.
2014
‘Dream City’ (solo show), Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2013
‘Thrills and Chills’, CAN Gallery, Athens, Greece.
‘Surpreys’, Liana Vourakis, Athens, Greece.
‘Zoo’, Martinos, Athens, Greece.
‘Alexandria Vitrines’, Liana Vourakis, Athens, Greece.
2012
Art Dubai, Kalfayan Galleries.
Art Platform - Los Angeles, Kalfayan Galleries.
2011
Art Athina, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
2010
‘Arabic Without A Teacher’, Kerameikos, Athens.
‘Ofthalmofanes’, (curator: Iris Kritikou), Technopolis, Athens.
2009
‘Rehang’, (curators: November Paynter and Sylvia Kouvali), parallel event to the 11th International Istanbul Biennial, Grand Hotal De Londres, Istanbul.
‘Thirty Posters on Migration’, (curator: Dimitris Karaiskos), IMEPO (Hellenic Migration Policy Institute), Syntagma Metro Station, Athens.
‘The Ultimate Experience’, (curators: William Wells and Mayssa Fatouh), Al Riwaq Gallery, Bahrain.
2008
‘I Also Learned How To Play Backgammon’, Myran, Athens.
‘Auxlang’, (curators: Margharita Kataga and Thereza Papamichail), Artsolutiontemporary, Athens.
2007
‘Backgrounds’, (curator: Marieke Van Hal), Wannajob, Athens.
2006
‘Streetline’, WARDA, Athens.
2005
‘Monochrome Rosa’, WARDA, Athens.
2004
‘Draw Drawing’, (curator: Giacomo Picca), Gallery 32, London.
2001
‘Protection of Primates’, London Zoo, London.
‘Intrusion’, Roundchapel, London.
2000
‘The Show’, Royal College of Art, London.
‘Folio Society Book Illustrations’, Royal College of Art, London.
1998
‘Absolut Secret Exhibition’, Royal College of Art, London.
Conningsby Gallery, London.