Maher Dawoud, is an Egyptian artist, born and raised in Cairo Egypt in 1983. An artist since childhood, Maher always believed in the power of visual impressions to deliver his ideas.
In 2005, he received his BFA from the Mural Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Zamalek. It was during his final two years as a student that he began experimenting with different materials than paint all the while searching for a more interesting surface to touch and feel. At the young age of 26, and after teaching at the Mural Department of the university for a few years, he acquired his MFA from the same university under the thesis title “The Artistic Values of the Linear Composition in German Colored Glass”. All the while teaching and experimenting with glass and mosaics, he obtained his PhD in 2013 from the same faculty under the thesis title “The Employment of Mosaics in Installation Art (analytical and comparative study)”.
Maher was recently nominated to represent Egypt at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in May 2015. The project he designed with 2 other Egyptian colleagues named “CAN YOU SEE?” was a large mosaic construction of the word PEACE. During the opening week of the biennale, the Egyptian pavilion was widely popular and successfully attracted many visitors to it.
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