Ganzeer talked about his work as a muralist and street artist and how the Egyptian Revolution was a turning point in his career.
Described as a “chameleon” by Carlo McCormick in the New York Times, Ganzeer operates seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling, creating what he has coined: Concept Pop. His medium of choice according to Artforum is “a little bit of everything: stencils, murals, paintings, pamphlets, comics, installations, and graphic design.” With over 40 exhibitions to his name, Ganzeer’s work has been seen in a wide variety of art galleries, impromptu spaces, alleyways, and major museums around the world, such as The Brooklyn Museum in New York, The Palace of the Arts in Cairo, Greek State Museum in Thessaloniki, the V&A in London, and the Edith Russ Haus in Oldenburg. Ganzeer’s current projects include a short story collection titled TIMES NEW HUMAN, and a sci-fi graphic novel titled THE SOLAR GRID, an epic work-in-progress which has awarded him a Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy in 2016.
Created and hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra
Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
Theme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/
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