Akram El Helwagy is particularly interested in the transformation that happens to places, and his body of photography aims to document these changes and then use them as the foundation for his creation of an abstract, alternate reality.
Based between Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt, El Helwagy studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Alexandria. He was one of the selected artists for the EU program North and South at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (2015) and was also selected to partake in the Rosetta Art Symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts Alexandria (2017). His work has been showcased in exhibitions throughout Egypt and abroad. He participated in exhibitions including the 2013 Youth Salon as well as “Freedom in Pixels” in Belgium (2013). He was also awarded the CIB Prize in the Youth Salon in 2013 and 2014.