Visual artist, curator, and cultural activist
Hamdy Reda is a visual artist, curator, and cultural activist, living and working between Egypt and Germany. He holds a BFA in painting from the University of Helwan, Cairo. He took part in many workshops and training programs in art history, curation, and cultural management throughout his career. Reda’s work reflects his views on the social, political, and urban environment in Egypt, with its many dualities; beauty and ugliness, wealth and poverty, modernity and underdevelopment. His images are created with a local Egyptian eye but are adept at communicating with the international art scene. In general, his artworks resonate between aesthetic and poetic values on the one hand and the objective concept on the other.