Ahmed Akkad was born in 1962, in Cairo, Egypt. He was educated in France and England, before attending the American University in Cairo, where he studied Comparative Literature and Philosophy, as well as Art History. Mr. Akkad moved to the US in 1984. He worked as a designer, in New York and Paris. Since 1995, he has dedicated himself exclusively to painting, in addition to the study and development of theories on the subject. Ahmed Akkad maintains a studio in Chelsea.