Born in Suez in 1947
-Professor, Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan
University, since 2007.
▪ Since the beginning of the 1990s, he has signed his paintings (Reda). He
is a painter and photographer with experiences in sculpture. He pays
great attention to expressing the humanitarian and aesthetic contents.
The human being, the local coastal and popular environment, and the
contemporary life reality represent for him rich sources of creativity from
which he draws his vocabulary, inspirations, and various forms of
expression as each of his exhibitions represents a special aesthetic case
that reflects an anxious, sad, ironic and sometimes cheerful thought and
spirit that is characterized by the strength of color expression, design and
technical diversity of media It has a creative experimentation and collage
culture. His recent artistic works reflect his fondness for materials and
their formulation in an unprecedented way, where the elements of shapes
collide and converge in momentum and harmony.
This is how the artist Reda Abdel Salam presents to us his perception of
his creative worlds that carried with them the experience of years, the
culture of the era and freedom of thought.
He participated in local and international exhibitions since 1981 until
Travel exhibiting and accompanying international exhibitions to each of:
Former Yugoslavia – 1981, Switzerland – Basel in 1987, Iraq – Baghdad in
1986 and 1988, Turkey – Ankara in 1989, Spain – Granada in 1993, Italy –
Rome in 1995, Brazil – Sao Paulo in 1996, Sarajevo in 1999, India – New
Delhi in 2000, Argentina – Buenos Aires in 2001, Kuwait in 2004, Rome in
2003, and Azerbaijan – Baku in 2008, Kuwait International Biennial in 2014
and received the Biennial Prize.
He has many artistic holdings with individuals in Egypt, the Arab world,
Europe and USA. As well as two paintings in the Tetograd Museum in
Serbia, and many holdings of the Museum of Modern Art and many private
and government buildings in Egypt.