As a child I knew I was destined to find Aladdin’s magic lamp, and I knew what my wish was going to be: to learn all the languages to be able to communicate with people from all the races and cultures of the world. Yet when I was aware that Aladdin’s lamp was a fairytale that only children could believe.
I was faced for the first with the word “impossible”, until I began expressing myself through drawing and painting. I discovered that I needn’t learn all the languages of the world to speak to everyone; art is the universal language that enables me, and all artists, to communicate and connect with the world. The “impossible” can be defeated and the dream could be realized. I had Aladdin’s magic lamp within me all along.
This personal struggle gave birth to the idea of our international exhibition “Egyptian Dialogue” to be held in “Art Gap” gallery in Rome. This exhibition unifies a very diverse group of 17 Egyptian artists through their dream to break boundaries and share their ideas with the world.