For our 4th Annual Lecture, join us as we welcome internationally renowned artist and global thinker, eL Seed, as he talks to us about his personal experience during his public art projects all around the world and how art became a pretext for amazing human experiences. From the streets of Paris and New York, to the Favelas of Rio De Janeiro and the slums of Cape Town, his contemporary approach aims to bring people, cultures and generations together.
eL Seed’s intricate calligraphic compositions call not only on the words and their meaning but also on their movement, which ultimately lures the viewer into a different state of mind. eL Seed works primarily with subjects that seem contradictory, his art reacts to the reality of mankind and the world we live in today. eL Seed installed his work in public spaces, galleries and institutions on every continent. In 2017, eL Seed won the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. He was named a Global Thinker in 2016 by Foreign Policy for his project ‘Perception’ in Cairo. In 2013, he collaborated with Louis Vuitton on their famous ‘Foulard d’Artiste.’