Artist

Ibrahim Ahmed

Artist

Ibrahim Ahmed

Artist

Ibrahim Ahmed

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Ibrahim Ahmed

b. 1984, Kuwait City, Kuwait / Lives and works in Cairo and New York / Rutgers

Painting, Mixed-media, Sculpture

“I’ve realized that this idea of authenticity is a hoax. There is nothing that is authentic in regards to identity. . . It’s all exchanged, it’s all stolen, it’s all appropriated.”  -IA

Ibrahim Ahmed’s work layers patterns, textiles, and motifs from several different cultures and sources, notably inexpensive apparel fabrics imported by the bolt from Asia and commonly used by Egyptian women.  Born in Kuwait to Egyptian parents, raised in the United States, and now living in Egypt, Ibrahim Ahmed explores the multiple dimensions of identity in the era of globalization, and does so with a critical and probing attitude. These are issues of interest to many artists; for his part, Ibrahim pointedly challenges the idea of a fixed and cohesive cultural identity in the globalization era, and he does it through the prism of the hybrid visual and cultural content in his own Cairo backyard - in this instance, inexpensive women's dress fabric - converting conundrums of modernity into mural-like fields of opulent color and textural complexity.

Collections: Newark Public Library Special Collection NJ, Hudson County Community College Foundation Art Collection NJ, The Printmaking Center of New Jersey Collection NJ

Ibrahim Ahmed Hoodie -  Men's/Unisex Zip - Front & Back Emblem Ibrahim Ahmed Hoodie -  Men's/Unisex Zip - Front & Back Emblem
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Hoodie - Men's/Unisex Zip - Front & Back Emblem

An abstract design inspired by a multi-cultural heritage.  • 100% extra soft California fleece cotton • Matching Nylon zipper • Hooded with matching finished polyester drawcord • Raglan sleeves •...
Ibrahim Ahmed Large Square Scarf I
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Large Square Scarf I

A variety of cultural patterns blended on silk charmeuse and polychiffon; finished by hand with a baby rolled-edge hem. 36 x 36" Edition 500. 
Ibrahim Ahmed Large Square Scarf II
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Large Square Scarf II

A variety of cultural patterns blended on silk charmeuse and polychiffon; finished by hand with a baby rolled-edge hem. 36 x 36" Edition 500. 
Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow I Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow I
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow I

 Blue and yellow and inspired by a multi-cultural heritage.  • 20”x12” • Made of 100% pre-shrunk polyester • Moisture-repellent Teflon coating • Printed, cut and sewn in the USA
Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow II Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow II
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow II

Multi-patterned inspired by a multi-cultural heritage. • 20”x12” • Made of 100% pre-shrunk polyester • Moisture-repellent Teflon coating • Printed, cut and sewn in the USA
Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow III Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow III
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow III

Multi-patterned inspired by a multi-cultural heritage.• 20”x12” • Made of 100% pre-shrunk polyester• Moisture-repellent Teflon coating• Printed, cut and sewn in the USA
Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow IV Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow IV
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Long Pillow IV

Many different patterns inspired by a multi-cultural heritage.  • 20”x12” • Made of 100% pre-shrunk polyester • Moisture-repellent Teflon coating • Printed, cut and sewn in the USA
Ibrahim Ahmed Men's/Unisex T-Shirt - Black / Emblem
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Men's/Unisex T-Shirt - Black / Emblem

An abstract design inspired by a multicultural heritage. • Fine jersey cotton • Slim fit • Double stitched • made in the USA
Ibrahim Ahmed Short Women's T-Shirt - Black / Emblem
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Short Women's T-Shirt - Black / Emblem

An abstract pattern on black inspired by a multicultural heritage. • Fine jersey cotton • Form-fitting • Double stitched • Made in the USA, sweatshop free
Ibrahim Ahmed Small Square Scarf I
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Small Square Scarf I

A variety of cultural patterns blended on silk charmeuse and polychiffon; finished by hand with a baby rolled-edge hem. 26 x 26" Edition 500.
Ibrahim Ahmed Small Square Scarf II
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Small Square Scarf II

A variety of cultural patterns blended on silk charmeuse and polychiffon; finished by hand with a baby rolled-edge hem. 26 x 26" Edition 500.
Ibrahim Ahmed Youth T-Shirt - Black T  /  Emblem
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed Youth T-Shirt - Black T / Emblem

Cotton / Emblem / T-shirt design by Ibrahim Ahmed.  Black T-shirt features: American Apparel Shirt. Fine jersey cotton. Tailored fit, vintage feel. Double-stitched for durability.Made in California/USA
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