Fathi Hassan  

Fathi Hassan

Visual Artist,

Fathi Hassan was born was born in Cairo in 1957 to Sudanese and Egyptian parents. Naples Art School in Italy offered him a grant to study set design, which began his foray into the world of art. He graduated in 1984 and has since then lived in Le Marche, Italy.

He is mostly recognised for his mixed-media paintings, drawings and installations usually incorporating the written word. He often delves into the history of ancient languages, exploring their extinction by colonial domination. He plays with the symbols, textures and calligraphy of his Nubian heritage to explore the space between graphic symbolism and literal meaning in vibrant colours and collage. Over the past 30 years he has participated in numerous solo and group shows in Italy (including the 1988 Venice Biennale), Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, and New York. His collections are permanently stationed at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum, London and The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC.

Poster Design Contest 2014 Jury Panel
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