Ass. Prof. Dr. Akmal Abdelrahman

 CURRICULUM VITAE

 

  1. 1.    PERSONAL DATA

Name: Akmal Hamed Hamd Abdelrahman

 Date of Birth: 01/03/1970

Place of Birth: Cairo- Egypt

 Nationality: Egyptian

 Contact Address: 3a Selim Ibrahim street, Alzitoon, Cairo- Egypt

 Tel (home): ++2 02 26333088                  Tel (Mobile):++2 01005147149

 Fax: N/A

Email: akmal_h2000@yahoo.com

Website:  www.akmalabdelrahman.me.uk

 

  1. ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL PARTICULARS

 (a) Field of Specialization: Art and Design, Mural Design 

 

 (b) Academic Qualifications:

  •  PhD in Mural Design from The  Research Institute of Media, Art and Design  , University of Bedfordshire, UK 2009
  • MA in SET-DESIGN, Faculty of Applied Arts- EGYPT, 1999.
  • BA (HONS) 1ST CLASS Applied Arts – Interior Design Dept., Decoration Section. Faculty of Applied Arts – Helwan University - EGYPT 1992.

(c) Academic Honors and Awards:  Awarded full Scholarship from the Egyptian Government ( represented by Helwan University) for a PhD study in UK. 2005

 (d) Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Media, Art and Design, University of Bedfordshire  UK 2010/2013
  • Plastic Artists Syndicate, Egypt since 1993 until now
  • Applied Artists Syndicate, Egypt since 1993 until now
  • Association of Fine Arts lovers, Egypt since 1993

 

(e) Language Proficiency List of spoken/written languages and level of proficiency

  • Arabic (Mother Tongue) Excellent
  • Very Good Command (spoken/written) English
  • Fair level (spoken/written) French

3. CAREER DETAILS

 (a) Academic Positions Held

  • Teaching assistant at Decoration Dept. Faculty of Applied Arts Helwan University in Egypt from 1994 to 1999
  • Lecturer assistant at  Decoration Dept. Faculty of Applied Arts Helwan University in Egypt from 2000 to 2005
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Institution of Media, Art and Design, University of Bedfordshire UK from 1/3/2008 to 1/4/ 2008
  • Part-time Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Arts and Design, MSA University, Egypt From September 2011 until current time   
  • Assistant Professor at Decoration Dept. the Faculty of Applied Arts since 2010 until current time

4. Teaching

(a) Summary of Courses Taught

  • At Faculty of Applied Arts (Helwan University) from 2010 to 2015

Course Code

Course Name

Number of Times Taught

1103

Surface Design- Level 2

3

2103

Surface Design- Level 3

2

2101

Mural Painting/ Design- Level 3

1

3102

Mural Painting/ Design- Level 4

1

3104

Environmental Colour Harmonization Level3

1

3307

Life Drawing- Level 4

5

1306

Still Life (Drawing)- level 2

4

2306

Still Life (Painting)- Level 3

4

N/A

Natural Elements Drawing (Foundation)

5

N/A

Decoration Department Grad Project

1

N/A

Decoration department Diploma in Painting


  • At the Faculty of Arts and Design, (MSA University) from 2011 to 2015

 

Course Code

Course Name

Number of Times Taught

DSN 101

Design Culture (Foundation)

4

CDS 101

2D Visualization Studio- Level 2 (Foundation)

6

CDS 213

2D Visualization Studio- Level 2 (Foundation)

6

 

 (c) Research Students Supervised/Trained

Supervised Master Students

  • "Faces in the Graffiti of the Egyptian Revolution

  The Socio- Psychological impact and The Artistic influences on the Environment

              By" Hend Yosouf

  • "The Inspiration of Decorative Designs in Contemporary Performing Art Shows in Egypt" By Mona Omar.
  • "The Impact of the Common Values between Arabic Poetry and Islamic Art on Enhancing Modern Visual Arts" by Shimaa Samir .

 

 (e) Training Activity

  • "Quality Assurance Criteria in Teaching Methods" at the  Training and Development Centre, Ain Shams University, Cairo- Egypt from 11-13 August 2015
  • "Credit Hours System", at the Training and Development Centre, Ain Shams University, Cairo- Egypt from 18-19 August 2015

       5- RESEARCH

(a)   List of research interests in order of priority.

  • Teaching Methods
  • Mural Design
  • Surface Design
  • Environmental Design
  •  Interdisciplinary researches

(b)    Publications/Citations Data

   Type of Publication                                                                  Number of Publications

Articles in International Refereed Journals                                                   3

Conference Papers                                                                                          3

Books/Book Chapters                                                                                      0

Edited Books                                                                                                   1

                                                                          

(c)    Participation in Regional & International Conferences


Name of Conference

Place

Date

DesignED

Polytechnic University- Hong Kong

2014

(Published)

14th International Conference of Design

Faculty of Applied Arts- Cairo –Egypt

2013

(Published)

13th international conference of Design

Faculty of Applied Arts- Cairo –Egypt

2012

(Published)

 

6-SERVICE

(a)   Membership of Conference Committees

  • Organizing Committee, Organizer at the 13thInternational Conference, Faculty of Applied Arts Titled" Design between Innovation and Sustainability", Cairo, Egypt 2013
    • Organizer at the "First International Conference of Art, Media and The Spectacle of Conflict", University of Bedfordshire, UK 2005

(b) Service as Reviewer

 Journals

  • SAGE Open  Manuscript ID: SO-14-1552.R1 at SAGE Publications November 2014
  • The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies, 2012

(c)  Invited Presentations

 

Title of Presentation

Name of Event

Place

Date

Design Culture & The Role of Designers in  New Egypt

Invited Talk

Faculty of Applied Arts

Cairo - Egypt

2015

Reflective Practice and Experiential Knowledge in Design Education/practice

DesignED Conference

Polytechnic School of Design

Hong Kong

2014

Contemporary Murals: Artistic Forms or Non-functional forms of Design

14TH International Conference of Design, Faculty of Applied Arts,

Cairo, Egypt

2013

Murals between Site-Specificity and Digital Technology :Towards Innovative Mural Design

13TH International Conference of Design, Faculty of Applied Arts

Cairo, Egypt

2012

The Impact of The Egyptian Revolution on Contemporary Egyptian Art: Revolutionized Art

Invited Talk at the Research institute of Media, Art& Design, University of Bedfordshire

Luton, UK

2012

Reflective  Practice: Approaches to Visual Art Practice

Invited Talk at the Research institute of Media, Art& Design, University of Bedfordshire

Luton, UK

2008

 

7-List of Publications (in chronological order, starting with most recent)

(a)   International Refereed Journals

 

Author

Title of Article

Name of Journal

Publisher (Country)

Year

Akmal Abdelrahman

Commonality Between Verbal and Visual Language, A Suggested Method in Teaching 2D Design

The  International Design  Journal Volume 5 Issue 4

Egypt

 October 2015

Akmal Abdelrahman

Modern art Styles and Digital Technology in Developing contemporary Islamic Murals

The  International Design  Journal Volume 5 Issue 4

Egypt

October 2015

Akmal Abdelrahman

Murals between Site-Specificity and Digital Technology

 

The  International Design  Journal Volume 5 Issue 3

Egypt

July 2015

 

(b)   Conference Papers


Author

Title of Article

Name of Conference

Publisher (Country)

Year

Akmal Abdelrahman

Reflective Practice and Experiential Knowledge in Design Education/ Practice

 

DesignED Conference

Polytechnic School of Design

Hong Kong

2014

Akmal Abdelrahman

Contemporary Murals: Artistic Forms or Non-functional forms of Design

14TH International Conference of Design, Faculty of Applied Arts,

Cairo, Egypt

2013

 

(c) Books/Book

Design Culture, Edited by Akmal Abdelrahman and Published by MSA University, Cairo –Egypt 2013

 

8-Artistic  Experience

a)       Group Exhibitions

Participated in Many National and International Group Exhibitions, The Latest Were:

  •  Art Companions Exhibition at Al Jazera Art Palace, Cairo 2015
    • Small Works Exhibition at Falak Gallery 2015
    • The General National Exhibition, Sessions 27, 29 & 33 IN 2001, 2003& 2010.
    • Living Spaces, with Alison Goodyear and Gill Ayre, The Mall, Luton, UK 2009
    • The Annual Salon for Youth, Sessions NO. 13 and 15 in Years 01, 2003.
    •   The Annual Autumn Salon Exhibition, Sessions NO. 1, 2, 4 and 6 in the Years 97, 98, 01 and 2003.
    •   Applied Arts Staff Members Exhibition at The Russian Cultural Center in Egypt, 1999.
    • Ranta Salmi-Finland , (The Week of Cultural Exchange) 1999.
    •  The Egyptian Cultural Bureau Paris -France 1997.
    • Qatar (The Week of Cultural Exchange) 1996,

 

b)      Solo Exhibitions

  • ALMASHQUE, an Exhibition at The Egyptian Cultural Bureau in London, UK, April 2009.
  • WALLS: an Exposition, at The Hat Factory Gallery, Luton, UK, March 2009.
  • MISSING, an Exhibition at The Hat Factory Gallery, Luton, UK,, September 15, 2006.
  • SHADES, Exhibition at Cairo Atelier – Egypt, October 2000.

 

  • Awards

       Awarded (13) National Prizes in Painting & Drawing, the Latest are:

  • The First Prize Award in Drawing at The Exhibition that Accompanied The Medical Conference Sponsored by Ain- Shams University, Cairo Sheraton 2001.
  • Mr. Hassan Heshmat Award in Painting in The New General Annual Competition 1999.
  • 3 First Prize Awards in Drawing at The National Competition for Fine Arts in 96, 97 & 1998
  • Collections
  • Helwan University. Cairo - EGYPT
  • The Egyptian Museum for Modern Art.
  • The Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
  • The Egyptian Cultural Bureau  in London, UK
  • Egyptian Ministry for Higher Education.
  • Egyptian Embassy in London, UK.
  • University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK
  • Private Collections in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Finland and UK.

 

  • Commissions

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS IN EGYPT:

  1. Mosaic Murals at Sharm-Elshaikh Airport, (Group Work/Team Leader) 1993.
  2. Murals and Installation Art Work at MAXIM Restaurant, Cairo-EGYPT 1995.
  3. In Addition, Many Private Commissions in Villas and Palaces from 1995 to 2005.

 

 PUPLIC COMMISIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM:

  • Portrait of Sir ROBIN BIGGAM (Former Chancellor of The University of Bedfordshire), Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton 2010.
  • Mural at The Learning Resources Center, University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus, 2008.
  • Mural at The Art and Design Department, University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus 2007.