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Artist and art historian Dr. Reda Abdelrahman delves into the themes and issues explored in his exhibition I Am Everybody. Learn more about his artistry, process and the work on display during this intimate discussion.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
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The 2020 Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art exhibition I Am Everybody: Reda Abdelrahman explores the work of contemporary Egyptian painter and art historian Reda Abdelrahman. Contemplating the impact of ancient Egyptian history on contemporary Western culture, I Am Everybody delves into the social, humanitarian, and environmental complexities that emerge out of these divergent histories. Using form and visual language, Abdelrahman considers his own emigration from Egypt to the United States and the everyman archetype to bridge communication and understanding across cultures.
Reda Abdelrahman (b. Egypt, 1966) studied the fine arts at the University of Mania. He received a master’s degree in mural painting at the Faculty of Fine Art, Cairo (1995) and earned a PhD in the same field from the University of Minya (1999). Since 2002, Abdelrahman has worked in art and public art, including 32 solo exhibitions in Egypt and countries around the world. His solo exhibit, 30 Years of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Alexandria, went on to venues such as the Egyptian Cultural Center 2007 in Paris and Sophie Gallery in Paris 2011, Mosaic Room Gallery 2013 in London and Demozy Gallery 2016 in New York. Abdelrahman has organized and participated in group exhibits in Egypt and abroad, including The Cairo Biennale 2019, the Caravan International Festival for three sessions, including Egypt, London, Paris and the United States, H.G. Contemporary Gallery Brooklyn- New York, and a group exhibition at the Havana Museum in Cuba 2010.
I Am Everybody is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.