The Student, 2016

Bronze

35 x 37 x 65 cm

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About Khaled Zaki

b. 1964 Suez, Egypt, Khaled Zaki lives and works between Cairo, Egypt and Pietrasanta, Italy.

Zaki holds a Master in Restoration from the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Cairo. He studied Sculpture at the Al Khonany Museum of Art, Giza, Egypt before moving to Italy in 1988 to train in the use of stone and bronze in the studios and workshops of Pietrasanta.

His first solo exhibition in Egypt was held at Gezirah Art Center, Cairo (2002). His work has been included in exhibitions at Safar Khan, Cairo (2002), Gallery Misr, Cairo (2014), Heist, London, UK (2015) and 7th Beijing International Biennale (2017). He was selected to represent Egypt at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).

He was the first foreign winner of the Pietrasanta Painting Prize (1989) and in 2000 won a competition for the design and execution of a monumental sculpture in Galaa Square, Cairo. In 2015 he received the International Artist prize from Art Taipei, Taiwan.

His works can be found in the Egyptian Museum for Modern Art, Cairo, and Egyptian Museum for Modern Sculpture, Aswan, as well as in private collections in the United States, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia.