Ahmed Elzalabany: Pandemic-Inspired Art
Updated: Jun 27, 2020
Stop Covid-19! We all want to leave this crisis behind as soon as possible. But as eager as we are to restart our social and economic lives, to do so, we must give prime focus to public health. Knowing all this, which social, economic and public health scenarios should we reasonably plan for, and what is the solution? To stop Covid-19, and to stay safe, we of course all need to follow social distancing, stay at home as much as is possible, wear masks and use sanitizers. But through this artwork, I am saying we also all need to be shouting to both ourselves and each other, “STOP COVID-19! STAY AWAY CORONAVIRUS!”
Ahmed Elzalabany is an Egyptian artist. Born in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he was raised in Alexandria, Egypt and graduated from the University of Alexandria’s Faculty of Fine Arts. He was mentored by the renowned Egyptian artist Esmat Dawestashy. Ahmed has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as in biennales, such as the Biennale of Alexandria and Biennale of Port Said. He held numerous painting workshops for adults and young people and has was responsible for the temporary exhibitions and artistic holdings at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.