The Cairo-based SOMA art gallery will host an exhibition by artist Youssef Ragheb, named Full Fathom Five, which opens on 17 April and will last until 7 May.
The exhibition will include text and images, which will move in parallel narratives, but will also briefly cross paths.
The concept behind the exhibition is to show a “metaphorical account of the transformation process taking place in four stages: battle for survival, dementia, death/transformation, and beyond. The narratives morph both visually and contextually, according to the nature of the stage from the physical to the metaphysical,” according to a press release from the gallery.
Ragheb is a freelance illustrator and an art professor. He obtained a BA, an MA, and a PhD from the Faculty of Art Education of Helwan University. He has been exhibiting his work in Egypt and in other galleries all over the world since 1995.
He teaches at his alma mater and is also an instructor at SOMA Art School. He is also an affiliate adjunct faculty at the American University in Cairo.
“In our continuous support and pride for Egypt’s contemporary artists, we are happy to announce a unique exhibition,” Ragheb said.