“A Dialogic Imagination” unearths the Ahmed Morsi’s differing output from the 1940s up to the present day. His paintings, both figurative and fantastical, bring to mind his pursuit as a poet. He uses symbolism to create poetic references of real events and places that are influenced by mythology, imagination and the subconscious. Key elements of his work include memory, isolation, the passage of time, contemplation, and lyricism.
Ahmed was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1930. In 1974, he moved to New York City, where he works as an artist, poet and art critic from his home in Manhattan.
“A Dialogic Imagination,” which has been running from March 1 to June 3 at the Sharjah Art Foundation in UAE, is co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation President and Director Hoor Al Qasimi and Dr. Salah M. Hassan, Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University.