Armen Agop —
Armen Agop was Born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1969. He apprenticed with painter Simon Shahrigian, before studying sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Helwan University in Cairo. After graduating, in 1992 he won a research scholarship in the same university. Agop started to exhibit his works in numerous shows across Egypt and in 1998 he won the Sculpture Prize Autumn Salon. In 2000, he won the Rome Prize, a prestigious international accomplishment. After moving to Europe, Agop has been increasingly present on the international art scene, exhibiting across Asia, Middle East countries and Europe. His works are displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (El Cairo), and at the Open Air Museum in Aswan (Egypt), at the Coral Springs Art Museum in Florida (USA) and at the Mathaf, Museum of Modern Arabic Art in Doha (Qatar). In 2010 Agop won the Marcello Mastroianni international prize. Agop currently lives and works in Pietrasanta, Italy.