Called a “chameleon” in the New York Times, Ganzeer is a multidisciplinary artist who works seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling. His work has been seen in a variety of art galleries, alleyways, and museums around the world, such as The Brooklyn Museum in New York, The Palace of the Arts in Cairo, Greek State Museum in Thessaloniki, and the V&A in London. He has also lent his expertise to an array of art-driven enterprises, creating cover-art for books, poster design for exhibitions, product design for furniture brands, video-art for bands, art-direction for magazines, and complete brand identities for progressive companies. His latest projects include a short story collection titled TIMES NEW HUMAN, and a sci-fi graphic novel titled THE SOLAR GRID, which has awarded him a Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy.
I will talk about the unassuming yet powerful effects of culture on our behaviour. How culture changes us, and how we, in turn, can change culture. With examples from historical works as well as some of my own work in that regard.
I am a regular speaker at museums, universities, and informal art spaces, with topics typically tackling the power of art and the affects of culture on human behaviour.