Solo show by AHMED MORSI at Gypsum Gallery
27 October - 2 December 2017

Ahmed Morsi,  Untitled,  1995, acrylic on canvas (diptych), 235 x 360 cm

Ahmed Morsi, Untitled, 1995, acrylic on canvas (diptych), 235 x 360 cm

Gypsum is pleased to present “You Closed Your Eyes in Order to See the Unseen”, the gallery’s first solo show of old and recent works by New York-based artist Ahmed Morsi. The exhibition takes its title from a poem penned by the artist in 2001 and published in his diwan “Dress Rehearsal for a Season in Hell”, and later incorporated in his painting “Poetry II” from 2008. “You Closed Your Eyes in Order to See the Unseen” brings together a collection of paintings, drawings, poetry, prints, photographs and an Artist’s Book that were mostly made in his Manhattan studio over the span of more than three decades from 1974 until 2012.

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Ahram Online, Art Alert: Renowned artist Ahmed Morsi presents work at Cairo’s Gypsum Gallery, 22 October 2017.

اليوم السابع، بالصور.. افتتاح معرض أحمد مرسى "أقفلت عينيك حتى تبصر اللا مرئى" بجاردن سيتى, ١٠/٢٠١٧

صوت الوطن, غدا.. افتتاح معرض "اقفلت عينك حتى تبصر اللامرئى" للفنان أحمد مرسى بجاردن سيتى, ٢٠١٧

Art Dubai Contemporary 2017:  Solo show with Gypsum Gallery (Cairo) March 14-18, Joharah Hall, Booth F1 - curated by Aleya Hamza. (Jumeirah, Dubai - UAE)

Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 196 cm, 2010.

Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 196 cm, 2010.

"Ahmed Morsi:  A Dialogic Imagination":  Retrospective at Sharjah Museum, organized in collaboration with the Sharjah Art Foundation ('SAF') and curated by Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, SAF Director, and Dr. Salah Hassan, Goldwin Smith Professor and Director of the Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University.  Exhibition opened March 1, 2017 and will close June 3, 2017. (Sharjah - UAE)

Sharjah TV coverage of "Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination" starts at minute 7:15.

"When Art Becomes Liberty: The Egyptian Surrealists (1938-1965)" opened at the Palace of Fine Arts, Cairo Opera House complex on September 28, 2016, produced by Sharjah Art Foundadion and co-curated by Sheikha Hoor (SHarjah Art Foundation Director), Dr. Salah Hassan (Cornell University), Dr. Nagla Samir (AUC) and Ehab El Labban (Ministry of Culture).  Show will tour to several international venues before closing in a final show in Sharjah.  First leg of the international tour opens April 6, 2017 at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea and closes on July 30, 2017.

"Ahmed Morsi: A Pure Artist" retrospective (1948 - 2016), showcasing 0ver 50 works of art, spanning 60 years of creativity, opened on October 23, 2016 at Ofok Gallery, Mahmoud Khalil Museum complex.