Fahmy, Hicham


Hicham Fahmy was born in Egypt on September 12, 1958. He studied Philosophy at the Ain- Shams University at Kairo and moved to Germany in 1992. Since 1996, he is a German citizen. Between 2007 and 2011 he studied painting at the Academy for Painting in Berlin in the class of Ute Wöllmann. He became her “master student” in 2011. Simultaneously he was from 2011 until 2012 appointed visiting lecturer at the Academy for Painting in Berlin. He lives and works as artist in Germany and Fuerteventura.

Hicham Fahmy´s art deliberately opposes all those negative impulses that cast a shadow over our daily modern lives. In a way, it is an art with a “tongue in cheek” that transports happiness and optimism while at the same time it also stands for justice and peace between cultures. Thus his art intends to build bridges, which directly influence our lives. One source of inspiration is the beautiful island of Fuerteventura, its landscape, the flora and fauna, and especially its bird world. However, the artist has no interest in rendering a realistic reproduction of what he sees. Depicting his joyful figures, he rather wants to record the kind of pleasure which he draws from the many observations he makes on the island. Thus he creates scenes with highly reduced imaginary bird figures from memories and imbues them with a strong dose of inventiveness as if they were protagonists of a comedy or a dance Performance.

His artistic oeuvre includes painting, graphical design and objects. His experimental works follow a minimalistic idiom. For his prints, he has invented a special technique without using chemicals at all.

Hicham Fahmy has shown his works in many exhibitions worldwide. LDXArtodrome gallery has been representing him internationally.

Exhibitions (Selection): EINZEL-AUSSTELLUNGEN (Auswahl): 2011 Februar und Oktober Galerie Root am Savignyplatz, Berlin. 2006 Deutsches Konsulat, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002 Galerie Gomer, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura. GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNGEN (Auswahl): 2017 "Malta-Edition_VI Jahresausstellung" Galerie LDXArtodrome. 2017 "Kunst und der virtuelle Raum" Galerie LDXArtodrome, Berlin. 2016 "Aniversario" 25 Jahre Museum Centro de Arte Canario, La Oliva, Fuerteventura. 2016 "Positionen" Galerie LDXArtodrome, Berlin. 2015 Gallery Weekend "Perlen der Kunst" Galerie LDXArtodrome, Berlin. 2015 "Frühling" Galerie LDXArtodrome, Berlin. 2012, 2011, 2010 Galerie Root am Savignyplatz, Berlin. 2010 Kulturhaus Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura. 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 Kunsthalle Juan Ismael, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura. 2007 FJK-Frühjahrssalon Artium Kunstsalon, Bad Honnef. 2006 Complesso Monumentale Sant'Anna, Ortona/ Italien. 2006 und 2005 Universität La Laguna,Teneriffa. TEILNAHME AN INTERNATIONALEN KUNSTMESSEN: 2015 Shanghai Art Fair (mit LDXArtodrome Gallery, Berlin).2014 Art Canton (mit LDXArtodrome Gallery, Berlin). 2012 Art.Fair Köln (mit Galerie Root am Savignyplatz, Berlin). 2011 Munich Contempo (mit Galerie Root am Savignyplatz, Berlin). 2011 Berliner Liste (mit Galerie Root am Savignyplatz, Berlin). 2012, 2010, 2009 Art Innsbruck (mit Akademie für Malerei Berlin und Galerie Root am Savignyplatz, Berlin). 2009 Art Zürich (mit Akademie für Malerei Berlin). 2008, 2007, 2006 Salzburg (mit Kunstforum International/ Schweiz und Akademie für Malerei, Berlin). Preisträger des Jesús-Machín-Preises, 2005, ausgeschrieben vom Kulturhaus Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura. Arbeiten im Museum 'Centro de Arte Canario', La Oliva, Fuerteventura.
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