Reda Ahmed

    Reda Ahmed

Reda Ahmed was born in 1965, Harrania village. Her father was a farmer.

She attended the local primary school till the age 16. When Reda was 11, she joined the young kids whom came to the centre after school and during summer holidays to weave and play, later they were the group became the second generation weavers with Suzanne Wissa Wassef in 1972.

Reda has a strong passion for weaving, provides her with the ability to discover the endless capabilities of the weaving technique. Reda's subject matter varies from depicting village stories and farmer’s activates in the fields, to market places, the sea and garden landscapes with their detailed flowers and cactus. Her tapestries is part of the centre’s collection and has been exhibited worldwide since the mid 80’s.

She attended the 2006 Egyptian landscape exhibition at the Brunei Gallery of the SOAS- London University and wove for 2 weeks for the public.

Reda is marred with 3 children the eldest is 25 years old.

Exhibitions

Egyptian Landscapes, Brunei Gallery of the SOAS - London University, UK, 2006
Egyptian Landscapes, Nature in Art Trust, Gloucestershire, UK, 2009
Egyptian Landscapes, The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK 2012
"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK, 2014
"Egyptian Foundation of Textile Arts", Cairo Palace of the Arts, Cairo, Egypt, 2014
"Children of the Oasis", Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont, USA, 2015


"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", Artemis Global Art Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont, USA 2015

"Garden Tapestries," San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California, USA, 2017

Collections

Ritz Carlton, Cairo, Egypt, Acquired 2015

Publications

Egyptian Landscapes, 50 Years of Tapestry Weaving at the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, 2006

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