Sudanese-Egyptian artist Amado Alfadni has used the dual perspectives of his upbringing to inform his art. He draws on the character of Cairo for inspiration, using motifs and textures found in junk markets, antique shops, old and modern advertising, and ancient monuments. His images are rooted in place but not in time; instead, they often incorporate overlapping ancient, historical, and modern elements at once. This blend results in compelling confrontations of ideas in his art.
Born in 1976, Alfadni has enjoyed the showcase of his work in an incredible array of locales. He has held over eleven solo exhibitions in Egypt and has also participated in over 28 group exhibitions in Egypt and abroad. He has held three artist residencies in the USA, including as a visiting artist to Carnegie Mellon University, and has curated art project in Bonn and Cairo.