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• Born in Alexandria, Egypt (2nd January 1963).
• Graduated from Faculty of Economics & Political Sciences, Cairo University (May 1984).
• Joined the Diplomatic Service of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (January 1985).
• Served in Egyptian Embassies in London (1987-1991), Santiago de Chile (1992-1996), Berlin (2000-2004), Deputy Chief of Mission in New Delhi (2006-2010) and as Ambassador in Montevideo (2012-2016). • Ambassador of Egypt in Bogota (Colombia) since 2018.
• First trials in charcoal and pastel medium (1987).
• 1990: “Colin Bradley” Workshop, Broadstairs – Kent, England.
• 1993: Extension course on “Drawing Faces”, School of Art – Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile.
• 2014: Courses on drawing and painting with Professor Alberto Alari – ALARTE, Montevideo, Uruguay.
• March 1991: “The Art of Portraiture”, Egyptian Cultural Centre, London, United Kingdom.
• March 1994: “The Chilean Eyes”, Diego Portales University, Santiago de Chile.
• February 2008: “Portraits & Animal Life”, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi, India. • August 2008: “Colors of Life I”, A solo show at the 4th Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Awards - 2008, the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India. • October 2009: “Colors of Life II”, A solo show at the 5th Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Awards - 2009, the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India. • June 2010: “Pastel Paintings Collection”, Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi, India.
• May 2014: “A Colorful Glance on Life”, Club Naval, Montevideo, Uruguay.
• October 1993: 8th encounter of painters of Arab origin in the Palestinian Club, Santiago de Chile.
• May 1995: The Autumn Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile.
• June 1995: 9th encounter of painters of Arab origin in the Palestinian Club, Santiago de Chile.
• March 2007: Exhibition “An Eye on India” by francophone artists of Delhi – Francophone Week, Alliance Française, New Delhi, India.
• April 2007:"The Art People Show 2007”, All India Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings & Photographs by Eminent and Young Artists – Travancore Art Gallery, Travancore House, New Delhi, India.
• October 2007: Exhibition "Tales of Textures", Travancore House & Art Elements Gallery, New Delhi, India.
• December 2008: Exposition "India Through My Eyes", Dhoomimal's City Gallery, New Delhi, India.
• January 2009: Exhibition "Indo-Arab Art Collarge", M. F. Husain Art Gallery – Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. • May 2009: Art display “Hues in Myriads”, Open Palm Court – Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
• October 2009: Exhibition “Artouch”, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India.
• December 2009: Art exhibition “Metaphoric Shifts & New Imagery”, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India.
• January 2010: Music and Art Show by Foreign Diplomats in India titled “The Confluence”, The Leela Kempinski Hotel, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
• February 2010: Group art show “Colour Conclave” with the renowned Indian artist “Vijender Sharma”, Capitol Art Lounge, the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India.
• March 2010: Art exhibition “EGYPT * INDIA, Artistic Tones”, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India.
• May 2010: Charity group show “Art for a Sunnier Tomorrow II” with more than 150 Indian artists, The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India.
• June 2011: Group exhibition of paintings and photography “Environment & Life”, Nile Diplomatic Club, Giza, Egypt.
• October 2013: Exhibition of paintings “Egypt… through the Ages”, The Egyptian Center for Islamic Culture, Montevideo, Uruguay.
• January 2014: 4th edition of the “Arab Cultures and Friends Festival 2014”, Liga de Fomento, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
• January 2014: Group exhibition “Aurora in the East”, Barradas Parque Hotel & Spa, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
• November 2014: 8th Exhibition of Plastic Artists, ALARTE, Montevideo, Uruguay.
• November 2014: Exhibition “Life of Colours”, Tribunales Cafe, Montevideo, Uruguay.
• December 2014: 3rd edition of “Art Experience Tour” in The Grand Hotel and Narbona restaurant, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
• January 2015: International Exhibition “Art in the Conrad”, Conrad Hotel, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
• June 2015: Salon Art Shopping, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
• September 2015: Collective Show “Painters of the Prado” in Círculo de Tenis de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay.
• October 2015: Exhibition "Reflections" in Sala Pedro Figari, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Montevideo, Uruguay.
• January / February 2016: "Expo Punta Arte", A project declared of national interest by the Presidency of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Punta del Este, Uruguay.

 

 

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