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Adam Henien

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Adam Henien

“My ultimate goal is to reveal purged sculpture and naked truth. I always watch fascinated when pure light falls on a peaceful substance, which does not disturb its beauty and sweetness. This is because the light reflects peacefully and sincerely off the surface of such a substance…. Adam, God’s first man, was made naked….”

Personal Data

Known as the Godfather of Egyptian Sculpture, he was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1929 and currently lives and works in Cairo


1953 BFA in Sculpture from Helwan University
1958 Diploma in advanced practice from Munich Academy, Germany


Institut du monde Arabe, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt
Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar
Barjeel Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

Awards and Achievements

1954/56 Luxor Prize in Sculpture
1996 Founded the Annual International Sculpture Symposium in Aswan

Exhibitions and Participations

Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar
The ASB Gallery, Munich, Germany
The Egyptian Academy, Rome