Ganzeer Talks at UH

February 4, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, East-West Center, Burns Hall, Room 2118 Add to Calendar

Ganzeer is the pseudonym of an Egyptian artist operating mainly between graphic design and contemporary art since 2007. He is not an author, comicbook artist, installation artist, painter, speaker, street artist, or videographer, though he has assumed these roles in a number of places around the world. His art has been shown in Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Jordan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States, as well as in myriad Cairo galleries.

"Art in America Magazine" has referred to Ganzeer’s work as “New Realism,” and the "Huffington Post" ranked him among “25 Street Artists from Around the World who are Shaking Up Public Art.” But Ganzeer rejects both labels and regards "Bidoun Magazine’s" description of him as a “contingency artist” as probably the most accurate, while Ganzeer refers to his own practice as Concept Pop. has placed him on a list of “50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East” (2013), and he is also one of the protagonists in a critically acclaimed documentary "Art War" (2014) by German director Marco Wilms.

Ganzeer is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

Co-sponsors: Shangri La + the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, the UHM International Cultural Studies Program, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History, Intersections Visiting Artist + Scholar Program, and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.

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Admission is free. Parking fees may apply.

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Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

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