Mohamed Banawy graduated with B.sc. from faculty of Fine Arts – Helwan University in Cairo in 2000 and M.A in the relation between pharonic and African American mural painting in 2009 , then a pH.d. in art philosophy 2015.
he has taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts since 2000. Banawy has devoted much time to human rights issues since 2000
he has participated in numerous exhibitions , biennales and events in Egypt and abroad (Rome- Venice- London –New york- Ravenna- Spain- Saudi arabia ) and received several awards for his work which is now represented in private , national and international collections, one of his works was published as a model of contemporary mosaic art in the Artemondo [textbook for italian schools by Emanuela Pulvirenti – paper+digital].
On his art:
I can see the whole world and feel it, once my eyes are falling on a huge mosaic panel, that was formed unconsciously – with no intention at all – in which all the creatures played a role. Two of these creatures are the Goodness that builds the cities and the Evil that destroys them. As when we build a house or plant a tree or when we have a demonstration – what we are doing is putting a piece or some stones to create a huge panel. Same as when we destroy a house – we participate in a particular change in its texture by applying some different tentacles and spaces that should happen as if they are destined to be there. That’s why I see the world as a mosaic panel where its features are continually changing as they have since the Universe was created and will continue to change until Resurrection.