Born on the 16th of February 1944. Artist, painter, writer and poet. El Bahr is one of the most accomplished painters in Egypt, Sarwat El Bahr has had nearly thirty one-man exhibitions throughout Egypt, Italy, and Germany. El Bahr is also active as a critic, curator, and cultural commissioner who founded the Fekrun Wa Fann Gallery at Alexandria’s Goethe Institute. EXHIBITIONS: 30 individual exhibitions in Egypt, Italy, Germany and several group-exhibitions. 1971 Egyptian Contemporary Art – Palais Galliera Museum, Paris. 1974 “Artists from Alexandria” – Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Cyprus. 1974 10th Biennale of the Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria. 1977 The Egyptian Week, Essen, Germany. 1977 Exhibition of the Egyptian Youth, Cordoba, Spain. 1978 12th Biennale of the Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria. 1980 The Egyptian Contemporary Art (Mexico, Rumania, Germany) 1980 Biennale of Venice. 1983 Salon International des Arts, Paris. 1985 Egyptian Contemporary Art – Italy. 1988 Alexandrian Contemporary Art – Egyptian Academy in Rome. 1989 11th Arab Biennale in Kuwait. 1990 8 artists from Egypt – City Gallery, Augsburg, Germany. 1990 International group of artists, Kunst museum, Hagen, Germany. 1991 8 artists from Egypt, City Gallery, Bremen, Germany. 1993 International Biennale, Cairo. 1994 International Festival for Painting, Nice, France. 1994 “25 years with the colors” – mutual exhibition with the sculptor Mahmoud Moussa – Extra Gallery – Zamalek, Cairo. 1997 “The Sea” – Egyptian Academy, Rome. 1997 “International Museum of Arts of the 20th Century”, UNESCO, United Nations Hall, New York. 1997 Mutual exhibition with the State Artist “Mounir Kanaan” – Gallery Extra, Zamalek, Cairo. 1998 Egyptian Contemporary Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 1998 Private exhibition – Egyptian Cultural Center, Paris. 1999 “Famous Artists from Egypt”, Bulgaria. 1999 9th Biennale of Bangladesh. 2000 “Egyptian Contemporary for Pioneer Artists” in the last 30 years, Finland. 2001 Exhibition “With the Nature” – Gallery Fikrun Wa Fann – Goethe-Institute, Alexandria. 2002 Mutual exhibition with the Italian artist Giovanni Soccol – Egyptian Academy in Rome. 2002 12th Biennale of the Mediterranean Countries in Tunis. 2005 Solo Exhibition – Ofok – Museum Mahmoud Khalil, Giza. From 2005 till 2014 Documentation of Egyptian Celebrities -1000 Egyptian Pioneers- sponsored by the German Foundation “Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung”, Cairo. 2008 Egyptian Painting – Kazakhstan. 2009 National Exhibition – Qasr El Fenoun. 2011 Commissaire National Exhibition – Qasr Al Fenoun. 2012 Private exhibition at the Opera hall. 2017 “Eternal Light” – Contemporary Art of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum. 2018 “Eternal Light” – Contemporary Art of Egypt in London. 2019 Salon de L’Atelier of Alexandria – Guest of honour. 2020 Solo exhibition – Liwan Gallery, Zamalek. PRIZES: 1975 Registered in “International Who’s and Who” Arts & Antiquities. 1978 1st prize in Painting 12th Biennale of Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria. 1980 Honorary diploma in Arts from Academy of Arts in Parma, Italy. 1981 Prize in Arts & Culture, Supreme Council Cairo. 1989 1st prize in painting, 11th Arab Biennale in Kuwait. 1999 1st prize in painting, 20th Biennale of Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria. ACQUISITIONS: Museum of Fine Arts and Mahmoud Said Museum, Alexandria. Ministry of Culture, Cairo. The Opera House, Cairo. The International Congress Hall, Cairo. The Egyptian Embassy, Bonn. The Egyptian Academy, Rome. The International Museum of Arts of the 20th Century, New York. Private acquisitions in Egypt, Germany, London, France, Italy, Spain and USA.