Anna Boghiguian

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Anna Boghiguian (* 1946 in Cairo ) is an Egyptian painter , draftsman and illustrator .

life and work

Anna Boghiguian was born in Cairo and studied political science and economics at the American University in Cairo until 1969 . She then completed a degree in art (with Fouad Kamel) and music with the BfA at Concordia University in Montreal . She lives in Cairo and travels extensively. India, Europe and many other places are among their travel destinations.

For many years Anna Boghiguian has been drawing and painting during her travels, making collages and drawings that are combined with text. A form of diary with snapshots has developed, which takes the viewer on a visual and literary journey.

Anna Boghiguian has illustrated several books, including a volume of poetry by Konstantinos Kavafis , Carnet Egyptien by Giuseppe Ungaretti and Farewell to Alexandria by Harry E. Tzalas. Boghiguian designed a series of twenty book covers for Naguib Mahfouz , winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature .

Exhibitions (selection)

Solo exhibitions

Group exhibitions

Awards (selection)

  • 2013: Absolut Art Award (nomination)


  • Anna's Egypt: An Artist Journey by Anna Boghiguian, American University in Cairo Press (English) 2004 ISBN 978-9-77424-7-248

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. dOCUMENTA (13). The accompanying book / The Guidebook. Catalog 3/3., Page 48, 2012, ISBN 978-3-7757-2954-3
  2. a b Witte de With Boghiguian, Anna ( Memento from July 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) accessed on June 6, 2015 (English)
  3. Contemporary Art Daily Anna Boghiguian at DAAD accessed on June 6, 2015 (English)
  4. Iniva Anna Boghiguian & Goshka Macuga: Tagore's Universal Allegories ( Memento from July 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) accessed on June 6, 2015 (English)
  5. ^ Anna Boghiguian - Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Retrieved June 7, 2018 .
  6. Sfeir-Semler Galerie Anna Boghiguian accessed on June 6, 2015 (English)
  7. Absolut Art Award Finalists Announced For 2013 Prize accessed on June 6, 2015 (English)