26 April-27 May 2012. This exhibition displays the drawings by contemporary Egyptian artist Mustafa Abdel Moati, co-founder of the Egyptian Experimental Group in 1958.
Abdel-Moati does not follow foreign footsteps nor does he like to replicate past achievements in Egyptian art. Throughout the years he developed his personal interpretation of the concept of ibda’a, the process of being creative, which was championed by his artistic generation.
He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Alexandria, where he later taught, and was also nominated Professor of Art at the San Fernando Academy of the University of Madrid. In Spain he later earned degrees in restoration and mural painting. From 1980 to 1988 he was vice minister of culture in Egypt, became director of the National Center Of Figurative Arts as well as member of the World Congress of Contemporary Art in Venice, where in 1985 he was elected vice president of this prestigious institution. In 1988 he became head of the Egyptian Academy in Rome. His works have been displayed in 30 exhibitions around Egypt, Italy, and Spain, and he participated in approximately 25 international group exhibitions.