Ammar Abo Bakr

Ammar Abo Bakr studied at Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department, at Luxor University, where he now teaches. His passion to educate and communicate through art has taken his work from the studio to the public space; his graffiti and murals are as much about his own artistic expression as they are generating and contributing to a larger dialogue with the public.

Abo Bakr’s revolutionary street art has cased walls in Cairo, Luxor, Frankfurt, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels, journaling the Egyptian Revolution’s many turning points. He became most famous for his mural on Mohamed Mahmoud Street leading to Cairo’s Tahrir Square that honors those who have lost their lives in ongoing clashes with the security state.

Abo Bakr painted new murals to the Back to (The) Square 1 -exhibition.