caricature artists in the arab countries

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Ganzeer operates seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling. His medium of choice according to Artforum is “a little bit of everything: stencils, murals, paintings, pamphlets, comics, installations, and graphic design.”

With over 40 exhibitions to his name, Ganzeer’s work has been seen in a wide variety of art galleries, impromptu spaces, alleyways, and major museums around the world, such as The Brooklyn Museum in New York, The Palace of the Arts in Cairo, Greek State Museum in Thessaloniki, the V&A in London, and the Edith Russ Haus in Oldenburg.

Ganzeer’s current projects include a short story collection titled TIMES NEW HUMAN, and a sci-fi graphic novel titled THE SOLAR GRID, a work-in-progress that won the Society of Illustrators’ MoCCA Award of Excellence in 2023 and awarded Ganzeer the Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy in 2016.

He has been an artist-in-residence in Germany, Poland, Jordan, Holland, and Finland, and has lived extensively in Cairo, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, and finally Houston—where he is now based.

Kahil Award for Best Graphic Novel, 2015 (with Donia Maher and Ahmad Nady)
Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy, 2016
Eric Hoffer Award, 1st Runner Up Chapbook, 2021 (with Elliott Colla)
MoCCA Award of Excellence, 2023
Kahil Award for Best Comics, 2023