Bio

b. 1976, Cairo, Egypt

Academic Posts

2014

Adjunct Faculty, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

Pillars of Light, Cary Arts Center, NC

2018

Ibrahim Said, Claymaker’s Gallery, Durham, NC

2017

Shababik, STARworks Enterprises, Star, NC

2016

Shababik, Gatewood Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

2013

Convergence, Steele Hall Gallery, Bennett College, Greensboro, NC

2009

Ibrahim Said, Cairo Atelier Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

2005

Ibrahim Said, Sawy Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2019

10th Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea

43rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art, Contemporary Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

1st International Ceramic Biennale, Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia

The Plate, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt

In Place, Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN

Korean International Ceramic Biennale (KICB2019) [Online Exhibition]

2018

The Burke Prize 2018: The Future of Craft Part 2, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

Garden (Feast) of Paradise, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Garden (Feast) of Paradise, NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA

2017

The Last Drop, NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

The 2017 Zanesville Prize Finalists Exhibit, Zanesville, OH

6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

Shaping the New South, Hudgens Center for Arts, Duluth, GA

Conference: a Woodfire International, STARworks Enterprises, Star, NC

Masterworks of Ceramics, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

Contemporary Ceramics Forum, El-Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt

2015

Annual Gathering Exhibition, STARworks, Star, NC

Prized Pieces: The Makers Collection, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

Ashes to Ashes: Religion in Contemporary Ceramic Art, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Light for the Dark Months: Pendant Lighting, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2014

COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2013

35th Annual General Exhibition of Fine Art, Cairo, Egypt

2012

Winter Show, Green Hill Center Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Give Me Wings, FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

2011

Masqat Festival, Masqat, Oman

2010

International Competition and Exhibition of Islamic Arts, Qatar

Ceramica Della Rambla, Cordoba, Spain

33rd Annual General Exhibition of Fine Art in Egypt

Second International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Teapot Art, Shanghai, China

International Exhibition of Ceramics and Pottery, Kuwait

Ramadan Exhibit, Sawy Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

2008

Ceramica Della Rambla, Cordoba, Spain

2007

4th World Ceramic Exposition (CEBIKO), South Korea

2005

Exhibition of Asala Association, Sawy Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

2003

QatarSummer Festival, Doha, Qatar

2002

Exhibition of Asala Association, Gent, Belgium

Collections

Bait al-Baranda Museum, Muscat, Oman

CEBIKO Museum, South Korea

Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, WI

Center of Islamic Art, Kuwait

Fidelity Investments Corporate Collection, Boston, MA

Fustat Ceramics Center, Cairo, Egypt

Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

V&A Museum, London, England

Selected Residencies and Awards

2020

Metcalf Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2019

Viewers Choice Award, The 10th Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea

2018

Delham Service League Purchase Award, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Daisy Wade Bridges Memorial Award, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Finalist, The Burke Prize, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2017

People's Choice Award, Zanesville Prize, Zanesville, OH

2015

Ceramic Artist-in-Residence (September-December), STARworks, Star, NC

Ceramic Artist-in-Residence (June-July), The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Visiting Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2011

First Prize in Innovation and Creativity, Masqat Festival, Oman

2010

Prize in Innovation and Creativity, Doha, Qatar

Jury Prize, Art Festival and the masses, Street Muizz Fatimid Cairo Historical, Cairo, Egypt

2007

Honorary Award, 4th World Ceramic Exposition, Korea

Selected Bibliography

2021

Carlano, Annie. “Curator’s Pick: Black Stacked Circles by Ibrahim Said,” Mint Museum from [online video]. 5 April 2021

2019

Said, Ibrahim. “Potters on Pots.” Ceramic Review Issue 299, September/October 2019

2018

Hunter, Robert. “The Last Drop: Intoxicating Pottery, Past and Present.” Ceramics in America

Cabe, Jessica. “Ibrahim Said: A Life of Making.” Ceramics Monthly 5 March 2018

2014

Said, Ibrahim. “Statement of Practice, Searching for Forms That Smell of Egypt.” The Journal of Modern Craft Vol. 7 Issue 3, November 2014

Symposiums, Workshops, and Artist Talk

2020

Presenter, NCECA Maker’s Space, Richmond, VA

2019

The 9th International Ceramic Symposium, Tunis, Tunisia

Summer Masters Series Workshop Instructor, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

2017

Panelist, “Contemporary Diaspora Art,” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

International Woodfire NC Conference, STARworks Enterprises, Star, NC

2016

Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Whittier College, Whittier, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop: Islamic Design in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC

2013

2 Penland School of Crafts, Visiting Artist, Asheville, NC

2010

11th Annual Pottery Symposium, Fayum Oasis, Egypt

2009

10th Annual Pottery Symposium, Fayum Oasis, Egypt