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Armen Agop

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Armen Agop

“It’s important to allow the dynamic between mind, body and soul to operate. It’s the relation between all three and their surroundings, either harmonic or conflicting, that lend to the creation of the piece.”

Personal Data

1969                Born in Cairo, Egypt
1982–1987     Apprenticed in the studio of the painter Simon Shahrigian, Cairo, Egypt
1987-1992      Graduated from the Sculpture Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts, 
                         Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
1997-2000      Assistant Researcher Scholarship (teaching in the Faculty of Fine Arts), 
                         Cairo, Egypt

Acquisitions & Public Works

Stratton House, London, England
The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao, China
Coral Spring Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Landmark Mandarin Hotel, Central, Hong Kong
Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy
Icheon City Hall, S. Korea
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd (Mariner of the Seas), USA
St. Martin Park, Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
Aswan Open Air Museum, Aswan, Egypt
Al Ahram Foundation, Cairo, Egypt
City Hall of Braunau, Austria
El Karor Square, Aswan, Egypt
Egyptian Modern Art Museum, Cairo

Awards & Recognitions

2010                Premio “Umberto Mastroianni 2010,” Italy
2008                K.K.V. Bohuslan Stone Grant, Sweden
2006                Artist in Residence, Coral Spring Museum of Art, Florida, USA
2000/2001     "PRIX DE ROME" State Award for Artistic Creativity, Italy
1998                Sculpture Prize, Autumn Salon, Cairo, Egypt

Select Exhibitions

2011      "SculpturSpark" Hunnebostrand Skulpturpark, Sweden
               "Sign Off Design," SLIDEart, Venice, Italy
               "Koru Spring Show 2011," Hong Kong
               ArteFiera, Bologna, Flora Bigai Gallery, Italy
               Art Stage Singapore, Bartha & Senarclens Partners, Singapore
               MENASART-FAIR, Beirut, Lebanon
               "Still Valid” American University Cairo, Egypt
2010      Solo Show, "Sufic" Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar
               Contemporary Istanbul, Zamalek Art Gallery, Turkey
               Solo Show, LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
               "7 Biennale Internazionale di Scultura della Regione Piemonte," Italy
               "Path of Elegance between East and West," Villa Empain/ The Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
               Veksolund Gallery, Vekso, Denmark
               "Agop/Beaumont/Dana/Dethier," LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects,    Brussels, Belgium
               "Masterpieces VIII", Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
               International art exhibition “Premio Sulmona,” Italy
               The 4th Beijing International Art Biennale 2010, China
2009      Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA
               "Undercurrent-Contemporary Egyptian Art," Art Sawa Gallery,        Dubai
               Veksolund Gallery, Vekso, Denmark
               "Mediterranean Crossroads" Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome, Italy
               "Sommersalon 2009", Galerie am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
               "II eme Festival Culturel Africain", Algerie
               International Art Exhibition "Premio Sulmona", Italy    
               "Panorama of Egyptian Sculpture", Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
               "Una Finestra Sul Mondo", Diocesano Museum, Catania, Italy
2008      MUSTGallery, Misr University for Science and Technology,            Giza, Egypt
               "Salon Gallery", Art Palace, Cairo, Egypt
               Veksolund Gallery, Vekso, Denmark
               Horizons 1, Gallery, Giza, Egypt
               International Art Exhibition "Premio Sulmona" Sulmona, Italy     
               Solo Exhibition, Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
               11th Cairo International Biennale, Cairo, Egypt        
2007      Veksolund Gallery, Vekso, Denmark     
               International Art Exhibition "Premio Sulmona", Sulmona, Italy
2006      Veksolund Gallery, Vekso Denmark
               Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
               Horizons 1 Gallery, Giza, Egypt
2005      Solo Exhibition, Center of Art, Ekhnaton I Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
               Premier Sculpture Salon, Cairo, Egypt
               "Lo spirito della pietra", Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome,  Italy
               "Egyptian Contemporary Art", Toledo, Spain


2009      International Sculpture Symposium of Giuliano Di Roma, Italy
2004      Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, Icheon, S. Korea
2002      International Sculpture Symposium of Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
2000      Aswan International Sculpture Symposium, Egypt
1998      Genzgenger International Sculpture Symposium, Braunau, Austria