Ibrahim Khatab was born in Cairo in 1984 and works as a co-teacher at Cairo University. His practice spans across the mediums of painting, video art and installation. Khatab has been practicing since he was 12 years old when he created billboards on cloths and walls that were put up in the streets of Cairo. This early experience continues to influence his work and also ignited his passion for Arabic calligraphy which can consistently be seen as a significant element across his body of work.
Since 2007 Khatab’s work has frequently been presented in group shows and solo exhibitions. He has garnered notable recognition locally and regularly exhibits across various art centres and galleries in Cairo.
Additionally, Khatab has seen impressive exposure abroad, having exhibited widely – from Sweden to Cape Town to Oman. He has regularly participated in the annual Youth Salon, Cairo and has also led many workshops in Visual Arts Center, Oman; Fine Arts Association, Doha; and Sharjah Children Biennial (2013). He has been awarded various prizes for his work and in 2018 obtained his PhD from Cairo University. Khatab is currently resident in Cairo, Egypt and represented by Eclectica Contemporary in Southern Africa.