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On January the 28th, Ahmed Basiony died of gunshot wounds inflicted by snipers from the Egyptian Police Forces on Tahrir Square during the start of the 25 January 2011 revolution. He leaves behind a wife and two children (6 and 1 years old).

His last statements on his facebook page:
January 26 at 10 pm
I have a lot of hope if we stay like this. Riot police beat me a lot. Nevertheless I will go down again tomorrow. If they want war, we want peace. I am just trying to regain some of my nation’s dignity.
January 27 at 12:09 am
It is necessary to be fully equipped while participating in the revolution: a bottle of vinegar to overcome the tear gas, protective masks and tissues to inhale vinegar, self-defense sprays, athletic shoes, Pradoral tablets, food and drinks… It is prohibited to use violence against security agents and to insult them. Vandalism is also forbidden for this is our country. Bring a camera with you and don’t be afraid or weak.
No one would argue how uniquely talented an artist, a teacher, a musician, and a revolutionary Basiony was. His talent developed relentlessly in all directions. He was one of the most dedicated people to his gift and to his students. And on a personal level, he was one of the kindest, gentlest and endearing people I have ever known. You may not be with us in person today, but you will live in our hearts and minds forever. Rest in peace, our beloved brother. (S. El Noshokaty, 13 Feb. 2011)

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by Shady El Noshokaty.

Art Projects

Photos of Ahmed Basiony's new media art projects, sound art workshops, revolution and last days.

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