Wael Abdel Sabour

For Wael Abdel Sabour,? nature in its abstract context,? has been a rich source of inspiration. By attempting to extract the essence of nature rather than to represent its superficial physical appearances, Wael has produced artwork through which he intends to unveil what is hidden beyond the visual.

Wael Abdel Sabour has an another source of inspiration: A dream where people of all races, religions and origins coexist peacefully. A challenging feat,? yet he felt that he found this utopia in a few cities,? of which Alexandria is one. A once multi-?cultural hub where Greeks, Italians, French and Egyptians have lived together in a perfect harmony with each other and their city for decades, and this can be felt in the city's elements even today, which incidentally are elements Wael used in his artworks.

A versatile artist, Wael Abdel Sabour is more concerned with his artwork rather than its technique: His belief being that any material or medium that would lend to the purpose of his meaning will do, and as such he favours the more liberal approach to printmaking rather than the traditional.

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Wael A.Sabour

Born 1971 Cairo, Egypt


2004 Ph.D degree in philosophy of Art, El Minia University , Egypt.

1998 M.F.A. degree, Helwan University, Egypt.

1993 B.S.A Elmenia University, Egypt

1993 Diploma of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, El Minia University, Egypt

Education Employment

Assistant Professor – Department of Graphic Arts, El Minia University, Egypt.

Selected Recent Solo Exhibitions

2009 Mediterranean Dream 2 show at Page bond Gallery, Richmond, VA. USA.

2008 Mediterranean Dream , a solo Exhibition at Richards Hall , UNL, USA

2003 Solo Exhibition in Eisentrager.Howard Gallery, UNL, USA

Selected International Exhibitions

2009 The Storm” at Work-An Arbor Gallery- Michigan-USA.

2009 The Imagining the Universe” at Slusser Gallery- Michigan-USA.

2009 Bridges Over the Mediterranean and The Baltic-Greec

2009 Bridges Over the Mediterranean and The Baltic-Greec

2008-2009 Meeting the other: American and Egyptian Prints-USA/Egypt

2008 Ithaca Art Bar Exhibition- NY.- USA

2007 The Egyptian invitational Exhibition- Spain

2007 Varna International Print biennial – Portugal

2007 Sanbao invitational Print Exhibition (30 selected artist from allover the world) China

2007 The Egyptian Art Exhibition in conjunction with the Egyptian cultural week in Algeria

2006 The 7th Chamalieres mini–Print triennial – France

2006 The5th Egyptian International Print triennial –Egypt

2006 The Iranian International painting biennial- Iran

2005 The 23rd Alexandria Biennial of Mediterranean countries- Egypt

2005 Primo Premio Salon Dei Giovani – Rome-Italy

2005 Verna international Print Biennial – Portugal

2005 Ljubljana International Print Biennial – Slovenia

2005 The international invitational print Exhibition – Taiwan

2005 Tokyo international mini print triennial – Japan

2005 Kochi international print triennial – Japan

2004 Triennial 100 cities- Prints from the four quarters of the globe, Poznan, poland

2004 The 17th international youth salon- Egypt

2004 Etching versus digit Exhibition - Municipal Museum in lowicz, Poland

2003 The Egyptian invitational Print Exhibition- UNL - U.S.A

2003 Cracaw international print triennial – Poland

2003 Triennial Krakau- Oldenburg , Germany

2003 Chamalieres mini–Print triennial – France

2002 The Global Matrix –international Print Exhibition-U.S.A

2000 Floren international mini – Print Exhibition – Romania

1999 The third Egyptian international Print triennial – Cairo/ Egypt

1998 Tokyo international mini Print triennial – Tokyo / Japan

1997 The international Printmaking cooperatives symposium –Alberta/Canada

1995 The 18th international independent Exhibition – Kanagawa – Japan

Selected National Exhibitions

2007 Expressions on paper- Zamalek Art Gallery- Egypt.

2007 "Sights" (5 Artists Exhibition)- Alexandria- Egypt.

2006 Stars of the day (21artist) Exhibition –Horizon Gallery-Cairo- Egypt.

2006 Alexanderian Spectrum(4 artists)Exhibition -Bibliotheca Alexandrian

2006 Artist in residence Exhibition (7 Artists) Bibliotheca Alexandrian- Egypt.

2006 Exhibition of Egyptian artist in conjunction with Indoors , Egypt.

2005 3rd national Exhibition of Graphic arts-Cairo- Egypt.

2004 4 artist Exhibition in Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

2000-2003 The National Exhibition of fine arts.

1997-2004 The annual salon of small art works.

1991-1994 Artists of Elmenia Exhibition.

1994&2004 The Egyptian salon of youth.

Selected Museum Collections

Museum of Nebraskan modern Art (MONA), Nebraska, USA.

Museum of modern Art , Cairo, Egypt.

Museum of Graphic Art , Cairo, Egypt.

Tosa Washi Museum of Printmaking Art, Kochi, Japan.

Tama Art University Museum , Tokyo, Japan.

Chung-Shan National Gallery , Taiwan.

Alexandria Bibliotheca , Alexandria , Egypt.

International Awards & Grants

Fulbright Commission Grant – VCU, USA 2008/2009.

The prize of Ithaca Art Bar contest - NY- USA 2008.

Certificate of Merit from The 7th Chamalieres mini-Print triennial - France 2006.

The Grand prize of the 16th international youth salon- Egypt - 2004. Poster design Prize of the celebration of (Egyptian/ French) future relations -1998

Poster design Prize of the second Egyptian international Print triennial -1996

Artist in residence grant from Alexandrian Bibliotheca 2005

2 year Egyptian governmental scholarship in UNL , USA , 2001-2003.

International Art Projects

Co-organizer and courtier of Meeting the other, American and Egyptian print show USA/Egypt 2008/2009.

"Hand in Hand" international project of print exchange - USA-2006.

Co-organizer and courtier of the "Open Expression" an American contemporary Print Exhibition-AUC- Egypt-2005.

Co-organizer and courtier of the Egyptian invitational Print Exhibition-UNL-USA-2003