Meet the Jury

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Mohamed Zakaria Soltan, Ph.D.

Faculty of Applied Arts, October 6 University, Egypt / Associate Professor at the Advertising Department

Mohamed Zakaria Soltan - C2A Juror

Egyptian visual artist, Poster designer, Graphic Artist, Mohamed Zakaria Soltan got a PhD in Advertising from Faculty of Applied Arts at the Helwan University, Egypt. Associate Professor at the faculty of applied arts, October 6 University, Egypt. Winner of many awards, diplomas, and medals, the first Engraving prize in a contest called A Nation’s Crossing, Ministry of Culture, Egypt, 2013, The third prize in “Sayed Darwish” – Egyptian Melodies Competition, organized by “The Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre”, Egypt, 2014. Honorary Mention at International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak Bulgaria, 2015, “Acknowledgement for the CGD Graphic Artwork” award / “1st International Bookplate Exhibition” Subotica, Serbia, 2015, Award of the R + Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Szczecin at the 6th International Triennial of Digital Graphics Gdynia 2019, Poland which was “Solo Exhibition”. Excellent Award Certificate, from the organizers of Two Leaning Towers 2019 Poster Exhibition “Suzhou Association of Graphic Designers”, China, 2019. AGDT Excellent Design Award 2021, at the 11th Asia Graphic Design Triennale 2021 by KECD, at Seoul Arts Center, Korea, 2021.

Mohamed Zakaria Soltan conference talk

Collection Certificates at the Beijing International Art Biennale editions 2015 and 2017, China, Two Collection Certificates & Gold Medal from Hangzhou Qianjiang International Art Museum, China, 2016, Zhengzhou Library Collection Certificate, China, 2019, Collection by other Galleries & Museums in Italy, Romania, Russia.

International Jury in international competitions and bodies: “Posterists in the World” 2019 & 2022 Cuzco, Peru, and others, in Verne and the right to image, RINC Puebla, Mexico. RINC Mexico Committee Member, Mexico, Joint-Curator at Taiwan Global Antivirus Graphic Design Exhibition / Kaohsiung Creators Association, Taiwan, 2020, and at “The 2021 Chinese College Design Competition – Zodiac Cow”, China, 2021, SMTG Poland Member. International Jury Member Poster For, USA-China, 2023. International Jury Member, Intercontinental Biennale, the opening ceremony was at the National Museum of Colombia and the show was at The Edgar Negret Musuem, Colombia, 2023. International Jury Member, Posterheroes, Italy, 2023. Additionally, my keynote video recording title, “Visual Critical Reading of the 40th winning Posters”, Certificate Issued Date: January 10, 2024, Italy.

Mohamed Zakaria Soltan participated in more than 190 group art & design exhibitions over the world, for example: at “Cavafy International Competition”: “Gezira Arts Center”, Egypt, 2013, At “the First Foundation Session for the Textile Arts”, “the Palace of Arts”, Opera House, Egypt, 2014. At “The Art Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy In the occasion of the opening ceremony of The Museum of Arabic Calligraphy” at Alexandria Fine Arts Museum, Egypt, 2015. At “The International Festival of GlobalArt”: Torre Pelosa, Bari, Italy, 2014, and at Castello Svevo, Termoli, Italy, 2014. at “ART AIUD international photo and film festival Xth edition”: Aiud – Romania, 2014. At “Intercontinental Biennial of Small Graphics – Inter-Art”: Aiud, Romania, Vth edition, 2014. At “Guarulhos International Biennial of Small Format Artworks”, Brazil, 2014/2015. At “International Art Exhibition (Do You Copy?)”: The potter Gallery, MWSU: Missouri Western State University, USA, 2015. At “The 3rd Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland”: Gallery of Transylvanian Center of Fine Arts, Sfântu-Gheorghe, Romania, 2015. At “The 20th Sint-Niklaas International Bookplates and Small Printmaking Competition 2015”: Gerard Gaudaenzaal,Stedelijke Musea, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 2015. At “BIAB: The 6th International Beijing Biennial”, NAMOC: National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2015. (Selection & Collection Certificates). At “(Apollo) International Poster Exhibition”: I.-st edition, Muzeul Naţional al Unirii, Alba Iulia, Romania, 2015. At “The Second Elabuga Exlibris Triennal-2015”, Yelabua State Historic-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve Exhibition Hall, Tatarstan, Russian Federation, 2015. At “ESTAMPA: Miniprint”, Cultural Center of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, 2015. At “AIMPE 2015: Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition”, Yoshinogawa City, Japan, 2015. At “1st International Contemporary Engraving Biennial”, Galeriei Cupola, Iasi, Romania, 2015. At The art exhibition of XI International Exlibris Competition, “LyubenKaravelov” Regional library, Ruse, Bulgaria, 2015. At Digital Art 10: “International Digital Art Miniprint Exhibition 10”, “Voix Visuelle”, Canada, 2015. At “The San Francisco Public Library Group Art Exhibition “Arabic: Language of Quran””, At The San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Skylight Gallery, USA, 2016. At “Literature and Art”, Expressions Gallery in co-operation with Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Berkeley, SF, USA, 2016. At “1st International Print Biennial Łódź”, Art Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, 2016. At “Hangzhou China Global Arts Agenda, 2016”, Hangzhou Library Citizen Center, China, 2016. (Two Collection Certificates & Golden Medal). At “The 7th Beijing International Art Biennial”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2017. (Selection & Collection Certificates). At An International Print Biennial Lodz, Second Edition, Art Inkubator in Art Factory, Lodz, Poland, 2018. At The Hakka Impression International Poster Invitation

Exhibition at the Red Cube Public Art Museum, China, 2018, At the Creative Poster Exhibition on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought”, China, 2018. At the Silk Road Spirit Western China International Design Biennale 2018, China, 2018. At “Love, Peace” International Poster Invitation Exhibition 2018, Organized
by Taiwan Poster Design Association POSTAR, Taiwan, 2018. At The 9th Eco Poster: Climate Changes Exhibition, “Karolinka” Culture Center, Radzionków, Poland, 2019. At 100th March First of The Korean Independence Movement
International Invitation Exhibition, 1-4 Insa-dong MARU Gallery, Korea, 2019. At LACDA’s “Open Source” Art Exhibition: Los Angeles Digital Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA, 2019. At “Meeting Zhengzhou” International Poster Invitational Exhibition, At the Sias College in Zhengzhou, China, 2019. At Mankind’s Fragile Heritage Poster Exhibition at Russian Association of Designers, Moscow, Russia, 2019. At The Poster Exhibition of the 15th edition of the festival “Jazz in the Ruins”, GZUT model hall, Poland, 2019. At The Gwangju design Biennial: International
Invitational poster exhibition, Asia Culture Center, Korea, 2019. At The “NOWMOST” poster exhibition, The Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Budapest, Hungary, 2019. At The 6 International Triennial of Digital Graphic Art, Gdynia, Poland, 2019. At “The City of Bardejov – (UNESCO Heritage)” Poster Exhibition, Monastery Park, Bardejov, Slovakia, 2019. At “Macao Poster Design Association: 10th Anniversary Invitational Poster Design Exhibition” at Macao Mount Fortress Corridor, China, 2019. At 2019 International Design Conference &
Creative Poster Design Exhibition: A Crossover between Aesthetics and Chinese Characters, Organized by: Tung-Fang Design University, Department of Arts and Crafts, Taiwan. At EIPF: The Emirates International Poster Festival, At the Cultural and Scientific Association: NADWA, Dubai, UAE, 2019. At The 2019 World Environment Day, The public welfare poster exhibition, Shijiazhuang boshen international cultural and creative industrial park – Zebra art space, China, 2019. At the 2020 KICD: (Korea Institute of Cultural Product & Design) Summer International Conference & International Invitational Exhibition Poster exhibition: Design for New Normal Era, Seoul, Korea, 2020. At “RED Zone” Poster Exhibition at The Hall of International Public Association “Union of Designers”, Moscow, Russia, 2020. At The 3rd Exhibition of Contemporary International Ink Design, Beijing Week 2020, China. At “The 2020 Remembering Korean hero Ahn Junggeun or peace” International Invitational Exhibition, Uijeongbu Arts Center, Korea, 2020. At the 2020 ‘The Yangtze River · The Future’, International Public Welfare Poster Design Invitation Exhibition” in the Luhong Town, China. At “Good Life at Xinchang Historical Town International Poster Invitation Exhibition 2020”, Exhibited in Xinchang Ancient Town, China, November, 2020. At PIN’s 2021 1st International Poster Exhibition of Love and Peace, 3rd Exhibition Room, Nagoya Civic Art Gallery Sakae, Japan, 2021. At Multiverse + Design. 2021 KICD Summer International Conference and International Invitational Exhibition, Korea, 2021. At The Gwangju Design Biennale 2021 International Invitational Poster Exhibition atGwangju Institute of Design Promotion Exhibition Hall, Korea, 2021, At 2021 The International Exhibition of Professional Artists, Jakarta Yeollin Design Center, Indonesia, 2021. At BDAK 24th International Invitation Exhibition – “BRAND &
CULTURE” – at School of Design and Arts of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in China, 2021. At “Work and Play: Flourishing Design Education” International Poster Design Exhibition, Claustre de Sant Domènec, Universitat de Girona, Spain, 2022. At Paper Beauties Orient Li Paper Pattern Design 2022, Paper Plus Art Museum, China, 2022. At the KCA 2022 Taiwan International BOOK DESIGN EXHIBITION at the National Kaohsiung Normal University 116 Art Center, Taiwan, 2022. At The Osaka Poster Fest, Organized by: Osaka University of Arts Design Department, Japan, & Osaka poster fest executive committee, Japan, Cyber Exhibition Hall, 2022. At Tainan International Poster Exhibition 2023 at Patriotic Women Association, Taiwan, 2023. At the Shenzhen International Urban EcoPoster Invitational Exhibition, Shenzhen, China, 2023, and many others….

Mohamed Zakaria Soltan’s works are exhibited worldwide in 19 Solo Exhibitions over the world at the following places:
1. Cairo Atelier, Cairo, Egypt, 2013.
2. Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Damietta, Damietta, Egypt, 2013.
3. Hall of the Hanager, Opera Cairo House, Cairo, Egypt, 2014.
4. El-Jazera Art Center, Cairo, Egypt, May, 2015.
5. The Gallery of Fundatia Inter-Art Foundation, Aiud, Romania, 2016.
6. The Museum of Unification from Alba Iulia, Romania, 2016.
7. The Gallery of Konstantin Danil of The Cultural Center of Zrenjanin, Serbia, 2016.
8. The Gallery of The Cultural Center of Pancevo, Serbia, 2016.
9. The Museum of The Faculty of Art and Design, The National University of Misiones, Argentina, 2016.
10.The Yelabuga State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve, Tatarstan, Russian Federation, 2017.
11.Muzeum Fabryki “Museum of the Factory”, Łódź, Poland, 2017.
12.The Galeria Wypukła, Faculty of Art, University of Rzeszow, Poland, 2017.
13.The Forum Gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts of UMK university in Toruń, Poland, 2017.
14.The Faculty of Interior Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, 2018.
15.The National Museum of Unification Alba Iulia, Museikon, Romania, 2019.
16.Faculty of Graphic Arts, At Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, Poland, 2019.
17.Gallery R+ of The Art Academy in Szczecin, Poland, 2019.
18.Gallery 113, Faculty of Art, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland, 2021.
19.Moorim Gallery in Seoul, Korea. VIDAK, 2022.

Some of his solo exhibition works have been published on the pages of universities and art associations, for example The College of Art and Design, Taizhou University, China, 2020, The International Academy of Design, Moscow, Russia, 2021 and many others.

Mohamed Zakaria Soltan artwork