Armen Agop was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1969. By the time he was 13 he would apprentice in the studio of the painter Simon Shahrigian before attending the Faculty of the Fine Arts at Helwan University in Cairo. After graduating, he received an assistant researcher scholarship at the faculty of the fine arts form 1997-2000. Agop began to exhibit his work in many diverse shows throughout Egypt and received the Sculpture Prize from the Autumn Salon in 1998. His national recognition was confirmed in 2000 when he received the prestigious Rome Prize.

Since moving to Europe, Agop has been increasingly present in the international art scene with exhibitions across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. His works are represented in the Egyptian Modern Art Museum, Egypt, Aswan Open Air Museum, Egypt, Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar, Villa Empain/Bohossian Foundation in Belgium, Giardino di Piazza Stazione in Barge, Italy, and Coral Springs Museum of Art in Florida, USA.

In 2010, he received the international Umberto Mastroianni award and in 2013 was awarded the Presidential Metal of the Italian Republic.

Today, Armen Agop lives and works in Pietrasanta, Italy.


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Awards & Recognitions

2013 Presidential Medal of the Italian Republic Italy
2010 Premio ''Umberto Mastroianni 2010'', Italy
2008 K.K.V. Bohuslan Stone Grant Sweden
2006 Artist In Resindence, Coral Spring Museum of Art, Florida, USA
2000/2001 "PRIX DE ROME" State Award for Artistic Creativity, Cairo Italy
1998 Sculpture prize, Autumn Salon, Cairo, Egypt

Solo Exhibitions

2015 "Transcontemporary", Art Plural Gallery Singapore
2014 "Touch", LKFF - Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
2013 "Sculptures", Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis Tunisia
2012 "Double Identity" Flora Bigai Gallery, Pietrasanta Italy
  “Sculptures,” Selma Feriani Gallery, London UK
2010 “Armen Agop”, LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
  “Sufic” Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha Qatar
2008 Zamalek Art gallery, Cairo Egypt
2005 Centro Culturale L. Russo, Pietrasanta Italy
  Center of Art, Ekhnaton I Gallery, Cairo Egypt

Group Exhibitions

2016 “The Salon III”,  LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
"Medley" Gallery Ward Dubai UAE
Summer @LKFF- LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
2015 “PIÙ  FORTE DEL VENTO” MUSA, Pietrasanta Italy
  FROM EARTH AND METAL: CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE,  Art Plural Gallery Singapore
  LKFF Summer Selection ,  LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
2014 “Highly Recommended: Emerging Sculptors,” Frederik Meijer Sculpture Park USA
  “Salon II,” LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
  “Fifth Exhibition of the Center’s Friends,” Youth Creative Art Center, Doha Qatar
  “1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Selma Feriani Gallery, London UK
  “41 Premio Sulmona 2014,” Sulmona Italy
  “Sculpture du Sud,” Villa Datris,fondation pour la sculpture contomporaine France
  “Selections from the Contemporary Egyptian Art Scene Vol 2,” Gallery Ward Dubai UAE
  “Flux: Collection Exhibition,” Art Plural Gallery Singapore
  “Carnivale,” Egyptian Academy Rome Italy
  “The Salon,” LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
  “Art Stage Singapore,” Art Plural Gallery Singapore
2013 "Limen Arte 2013", Vibo Valentina Italy
  "Artists' Waves", Abu Dhabi Art UAE
  "Fine Art Asia 2013", Koru Gallery Hong Kong
  International Art Exhibition,”Premio Sulmona” Sulmona Italy
  “Selections from the Contemporary Egyptian Art Scene,” Gallery Ward Dubai UAE
  “25 ANS DE CRÉATIVITÉ ARABE”,Bahrain National Museum Bahrain
  “Selections From the Collection,” Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha Qatar
  “25 ANS DE CRÉATIVITÉ ARABE,” Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  “Atr13,Selma Feriani galley, London UK
  “Masterpieces XI”, Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo Egypt
  ArteFiera, Flora Bigai Gallery, Bologna Italy
  “25 ANS DE CRÉATIVITÉ ARABE”, Abu Dhabi UAE
2012 “25 ans de créativité arabe,” Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris France
  “LKFF Selection,” LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels Belgium
  Summer Collections Part 1" Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha Qatar
  “Masterpieces X”, Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo Egypt
  “Art Dubai,” Selma Feriani Gallery, Dubai UAE
  “Art Palm Beach,” Syra Arts, Florida USA
2011 “Small Format,” LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
  "SculpturSpark" Hunnebostrand Skulpturpark, Sweden
  “ISHARAT,” Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha Qatar
  “Sign Off Design,” SLIDEart, Torino, Italy
  “Familiar Features,” FA Gallery Kuwait
  Marrakech Art Fair 2 Marocco
  Fine Art Asia 2011, Koru Gallery, Hong Kong
  “Avant Premier,” Art Plural Gallery Singapore
  “Masterpieces IX”, Zemalek Art Gallery, Cairo Egypt
  “Sign Off Design,” SLIDEart, Venice, Italy
  “Koru Spring Show 2011,” Hong Kong
  ArteFiera, Bologna, Flora Bigai Gallery, Italy
  Art Stage Singapore, Bartha & Senarclens Partners, Singapore
  MENASART-FAIR, Beirut, Lebanon
  "Still Valid " American University in Cairo, Egypt
2010 “7 Biennale Internazionale di Scultura della Regione Piemonte,” Italy
  Contemporary Istanbul, Zamalek Art Gallery, Turkey
  “Path of Elegance Between East and West,” Villa Empain/The Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
  Veksolund Gallery, Vekso, Denmark
  “Agop - Beaumont - Dana – Dethier,” LKFF- Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
  “Masterpieces VIII”, Zemalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  International art exhibition “Premio Sulmona,” Italy
  The 4th Beijing International Art Biennale 2010, China
2009 Rosa Park Museum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA
  "Undercurrent-Contemporary Egyptian Art," Art Sawa gallery, Dubai
  Veksolund Gallery, Vekso, Denmark
  "Mediterranean Crossroads" Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome, Italy
  “Sommersalon 2009", Galerie am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
  "II eme Festival Culturel Africain", Algerie
  International art exhibition “Premio Sulmona”, Italy
  "Panorama of Egyption Sculpture", Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  "Una Finestra Sul Mondo", Diocesano Museum, Catania, Italy
2008 11th Cairo International Biennale, Cairo Egypt
  Must gallery, Misr University For Science and Technology, Giza Egypt
  "Salon gallery,” Art Palace, Cairo Egypt
  Veksolund Gallery, Vekso, Denmark
  Horizons 1, Gallery, Giza, Egypt
  International art exhibition “Premio Sulmona” Sulmona, Italy
2007 Veksolund Gallery, Vekso,
Denmark
  International art exhibition “Premio Sulmona”, Sulmona, Italy Italy
2006 Veksolund Gallery, Vekso
Denmark
  Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  Horizons 1, Gallery, Giza, Egypt
2005 Premier Sculpture Salon, Cairo,
Egypt
  "Lo spirito della pietra", Accademia nazionale di San Luca, Rome, Italy
  "Egyptian Contemporary Art", Toledo, Spain
  Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Japan
  “The Egyptian Contemporary Abstraction”, Ebdaa Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2004 Palazzo Pretorio, Volterra,
Italy
  Campo d’arte, Camaiore, Italy
2003 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale,
Japan
  Guillin Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Exhibition, China
  Elogio della mano, Chiesa del Suffragio, Carrara, Italy
  Bergen Fylkesgalleri, Bergan, Norway
  Galleri Stensalen KKV-Bohuslan, Sweden
  Teatro Animosi, Carrara, Italy
2002 State Prize of Artistic Creativity Exhibition,Egyptian Academy, Rome, Italy
  "Scultori dalla Provincia di Lucca", Florida International University USA
2001 Winter Art Festival of Sarajevo, Bosnia
  "Young Egyptian Artists", Egyptian Academy, Rome, Italy
  "Diari Di Lavoro Di Artisti Stranieri A Roma", National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy
2000 Salon of Small Format, Cairo, Egypt
  Safar Khan Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  Karim Francis Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
1999 National Exhibition of Plastic Art, Cairo, Egypt
1998 Salon of Small Format, Cairo, Egypt
1997 Autumn Salon, Cairo,
Egypt
  National Exhibition of Plastic Art, Cairo, Egypt

Acquisitions & Public Works

2012 Villa Empain/Boghossian Foundation, Brussels Belgium
  Giardino di Piazza Stazione, Barge, Cuneo Italy
2011 Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha Qatar
  Neckarsulm City Park, Germany
2009 Stratton House, London, England
  The Upper House, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao, China
2006 Coral Spring Museum of Art, Florida, USA
2005 Landmark Mandarin Hotel, Central, Hong Kong
2004 Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta,
Italy
  Icheon City Sculpture Prak, South Korea
2002 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd (Mariner of the Seas) USA
2000 Aswan Open Air Museum, Aswan, Egypt
1999 Al Ahram Foundation, Cairo, Egypt
1998 City hall of Braunau,
Austria
1997,99,2000 Egyptian Modern Art Museum, Cairo Egypt