Born in Cairo in 1975, Wael Darwish is multidisciplinary artist and a professor of Drawing and Painting in the Faculty of Art Education since 1996, and earned a Phd in Philosophy of Contemporary Drawing and Painting.
Darwish uses collages, mixed media, installation art and digital art to articulate his observations of political and socioeconomic changes and their effect on the contemporary man. His body of work thus offers a commentary on globalization and its effect on the human memory in a surreal and symbolic treatment that invokes the visual language of the dual states of dream and reality.
He has held 19 international, regional and local solo exhibitions and participated in 84 international group exhibitions and art fairs, such as Christie's Auction of Contemporary Art in 2013, the London Auction of Contemporary Art in 2014, the 55th Venice Biennale, the Pavilion of the Maldives in 2013. Wael acquired several prizes throughout his career, the most recent of which is the prize of the 12th Balkan Biennial in 2019. His work is among the permanent collections of several national and international museums as well as governmental institutions, embassies and avid art collectors.