Program Date:Feb-March 2015
Ibtihal Faraj is from Cairo City – Arab Republic of Egypt, obtained a Master’s Degree (Department of Drawing and Painting) from the Faculty of Art Education 2012, and has a Bachelor Degree (from the Art Education Faculty Zamalek/Helwan University) 2009. Ibtihal is a member in the International Union of Pupets in France (UNIMA) since 2012, and a member in the Fine Arts Syndicate- Cairo since 2009, and a member of Abd El Meneem cultural committee in Cairo since 2009, and a member of the stirring arts committee in Cairo since 2013. Ibtihal Established the Puppet Theater and Art of Puppets and Wedding Theater in April 2014 having its offices inside Studio Aicha Radwan for Culture and Art in collaboration with Rooa Association for Development and Training in Maaidy – Cairo. According to Ibtihal her institution is the first independent one that trains a variety of puppet shows adopting a theoretical and practical academic methodology through specified weekly lectures. Ibtihal generated the Arab School Group for Puppet shows a sub group of the Puppet Theater and Wedding Theater. Ibtihal published a long sequence of paintings in addition to articles encountering special topics of puppet art and wedding theater published in Egyptian and United Arab Emirates newspapers. Ibtihal engaged in a number of cultural expositions and festival in the MENA region.