Oshtoora Festival, 2015
       
     
Oshtoora Festival, 2015
       
     
Oshtoora Festival, 2015
       
     
Smoke Face, 2012
       
     
Made in China, 2015
       
     
Country Music, 2013
       
     
Chek Ali, 2013
       
     
Grandma's Blouse, 2015
       
     
Ankh Project
       
     
Ankh Project, 2012
       
     
Ankh Project, 2012
       
     
Djerbahood, 2014
       
     
Djerbahood, 2014
       
     
White Wall, 2012
       
     
White Wall, 2012
       
     
White Wall, 2012
       
     
White Wall, 2012
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Oshtoora Festival, 2015
       
     
Oshtoora Festival, 2015

Desert Beams, 2015, Acrylics and spray paint on wooden panels, 4x4m

Ras Sudr, Janub Sinai, Egypt
Photo courtesy of Oshtoora Music Festival / Mohammed Ibrahim

Oshtoora Festival, 2015
       
     
Oshtoora Festival, 2015

Desert Beams, 2015, Acrylics and spray paint on wooden panels, 4x4m

Ras Sudr, Janub Sinai, Egypt
Photo courtesy of Oshtoora Music Festival / Mohammed Ibrahim

Oshtoora Festival, 2015
       
     
Oshtoora Festival, 2015

Desert Beams, 2015, Acrylics and spray paint on wooden panels, 4x4m

Ras Sudr, Janub Sinai, Egypt
Photo courtesy of Oshtoora Music Festival / Mohammed Ibrahim

Smoke Face, 2012
       
     
Smoke Face, 2012

Smoke Face, 2012, spray paint and acrylic on wood,2x3m

 

This painting is part of a collection at Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.

Made in China, 2015
       
     
Made in China, 2015

Made in China, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 100x70cm

Cairo, Egypt

Country Music, 2013
       
     
Country Music, 2013

Country Music, 2013, Acrylic on canvas

100x70cm

Exhibited at Cityleaks Festival, Cologne in 2013. 

Chek Ali, 2013
       
     
Chek Ali, 2013

Chek Ali, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 100x70cm

Exhibited at Cityleaks Festival, Cologne in 2013. 

'The adventure of modern art is over,' wrote the artist. 'Contemporary art is contemporary only with itself. It no longer knows any transcendence either towards past or future; its only reality is that of its operation in real time and its confusion with that reality. 

Nothing now distinguishes it from the technical, promotional, media, digital operation. There is no transcendence, no divergence any more, nothing of another scene: merely a specular play with the contemporary world as it takes place. It is in this that contemporary art is worthless: between it and the world, there is a zero-sum equation. 
 Quite apart from that shameful complicity in which creators and consumers commune wordlessly in the examination of strange, inexplicable objects that refer only to themselves and to the idea of art, the true conspiracy lies in this complicity that art forges with itself, its collusion with the real, through which it becomes complicit in that Integral Reality, of which it is now merely the image-feedback.'

Grandma's Blouse, 2015
       
     
Grandma's Blouse, 2015

Grandma's Blouse, 2015, digital painter, Corel Painter 2015, 100x70cm

Cairo, Egypt

Ankh Project
       
     
Ankh Project

ITP Berlin/ Ankh Project, 2012, acrylic on fiberglass sculpture

Berlin/Frankfurt, Germany

Photo courtesy of Karam Capp

Ankh Project, 2012
       
     
Ankh Project, 2012
Ankh Project, 2012
       
     
Ankh Project, 2012
Djerbahood, 2014
       
     
Djerbahood, 2014

Metropolis, 2014, acrylic on wall, 4x2.5m

Djerbahood Festival 2014, Djerba, Tunisia

Djerbahood, 2014
       
     
Djerbahood, 2014

Metropolis, 2014, acrylics on wall, 4x2.5m

Djerbahood Festival 2014, Djerba, Tunisia

In 2014, 150 international street artists flew into the desert town of Djerba, Tunisia, where they created murals on the town's walls. While the project aimed to give residents of the town access to world-class art as well as boost tourism to Djerba, many of the street artists were inspired by Tunisian heritage and history, incorporating elements of the local culture into their designs.

Tarek's contribution was 'Metropolis', a psychadellic, surreal portrait of a man made using acrylics on the back wall of an abandoned storage shed.

White Wall, 2012
       
     
White Wall, 2012

Untitled Melting Human Being, 2012, acrylic on wall, 3x2.8m

White Wall project, Beirut Art Center

White Wall was a 2012 art project organised by the Beirut Art Center to give new impetus to the Lebanese graffiti scene. Fifteen international artists from Europe, North and South America, were brought together with artists from Egypt and Tunisia to create their diverse styles of street art and indoor murals around the capital of Lebanon as part of the exhibition event. As one of the few Egyptian artists present, Tarek created Untitled Melting Human Being inside the Beirut Art Center.

White Wall, 2012
       
     
White Wall, 2012

Untitled Melting Human Being, 2012, acrylic on wall, 3x2.8m

White Wall, 2012
       
     
White Wall, 2012
White Wall, 2012
       
     
White Wall, 2012

Untitled Melting Human Being, 2012, acrylic on wall, 3x2.8m

Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013

Money Makes Visible, 2013, print, 2.8x1.5m

A collaboration project with Egyptian artist Ammar Abo Bakr

International artists place graphic signs on poster walls. The main purpose: an artistic recoding of sign language in the public space using the poster as medium. Having given innovative graphic impulses in the 19th century and, in some areas, also in the 70s/80s of the 20th century, the ideas of contemporary international artists will revisit and bring back to life the poster as medium in a new quality. The project MONEY MAKES VISIBLE aspires to place artistic messages in this purlieu to cause irritation in the "space of solicitation" usually occupied by financially strong businesses and to put up some resistance to the sales slogans through artistic means. Amidst the surfaces that are put to commercial use, philosophical and poetical signs will be placed into the public space. Philosophical riddles that cannot be resolved by means of conventional (advertising) logic will take the place of evocative solicitations to shop. The posters are presented on 1,800 billboards in eastern Austria in May 2013.

Artists: 
Team Ammar Abo Bakr / Aya Tarek, EG; Team Andraschek / Lobnig, AT; Team Josef Danner / Hüseyin Isik, AT/TR; Team Lucia Dellefant / Anton Petz, DE/AT; Julius Deutschbauer, AT; Team Stepan Cervenka / Georg Lebzelter / Nikolaus Link, CZ/AT; Dan Perjovschi, RO; Endi Poskovic, US; Werner Reiterer, AT; Klaus Staeck, DE; Ingeborg Strobl, AT; Erwin Wurm, AT

Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013

Money Makes Visible, 2013, print, [dimensions]x[dimensions]

Vienna, Austria

International artists place graphic signs on poster walls. The main purpose: an artistic recoding of sign language in the public space using the poster as medium. Having given innovative graphic impulses in the 19th century and, in some areas, also in the 70s/80s of the 20th century, the ideas of contemporary international artists will revisit and bring back to life the poster as medium in a new quality. The project MONEY MAKES VISIBLE aspires to place artistic messages in this purlieu to cause irritation in the "space of solicitation" usually occupied by financially strong businesses and to put up some resistance to the sales slogans through artistic means. Amidst the surfaces that are put to commercial use, philosophical and poetical signs will be placed into the public space. Philosophical riddles that cannot be resolved by means of conventional (advertising) logic will take the place of evocative solicitations to shop. The posters are presented on 1,800 billboards in eastern Austria in May 2013.

Artists: 
Team Ammar Abo Bakr / Aya Tarek, EG; Team Andraschek / Lobnig, AT; Team Josef Danner / Hüseyin Isik, AT/TR; Team Lucia Dellefant / Anton Petz, DE/AT; Julius Deutschbauer, AT; Team Stepan Cervenka / Georg Lebzelter / Nikolaus Link, CZ/AT; Dan Perjovschi, RO; Endi Poskovic, US; Werner Reiterer, AT; Klaus Staeck, DE; Ingeborg Strobl, AT; Erwin Wurm, AT

Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013

Money Makes Visible, 2013, print, 2.8x1.5m

Money Makes Visible, 2013
       
     
Money Makes Visible, 2013

Money Makes Visible, 2013, print, 2.8x1.5m