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Hany Rashed


Born in Cairo in 1975, Hany Rashed lives and works in Cairo. A self-taught artist, Rashed worked closely with renowned artist Mohamed Abla - who became his mentor. By experimenting with a wide range of techniques, such as collage, monotype, painting, and sculpture, Rashed continuously reinvents himself and his work. His predilection for the use of media images in his earlier work has pushed the audience to recognize the banality and the damage caused by excessive exposure to Western media, highlighting the depersonalization of the individual. At the beginning of the 2011 Revolution, Rashed played a leading role in documenting part of contemporary Egyptian history through his sarcastic production. Some of Rashed’s work forms part of the private collection of the Tate Modern Gallery in London. The artist has held several workshops in many Egyptian galleries and elsewhere. His work has been featured all around Europe and Egypt.