Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aïda left the country at a young age and spent an itinerant childhood between Yemen and England. After several years in a boarding school in Cyprus, she finally settled in Canada in 1985. After studying film at Howard University in Washington, D.C., she went on to work as a freelance photographer for The Washington Post. Then in 2003, Aïda was chosen to be part of the groundbreaking show «Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora» at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.
4th Luxor International Painting Symposium
Birth Place & Date : El- Mansora 1940.
-graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo painting dept. 1963.
-Worked as a painter and a journalist at El-Mansoura newspaper ( 1961- 1964 ), and prepared in it number of drawings which are taken directly from the realistic rural life in Dakahlia.
-A painter and a journalist in Rosa Al- Yousef association ( 1964 - 1984 ).
Mohamed Ben Eissa can best be described as a Visionary Man of Culture and Human Development. He was born in 1937 in (Assilah) a small, unknown fishing town on the northern coast of Morocco. Even as an adolescent, he expressed strong interests in culture and communication. and at 16, he left Morocco for Egypt to study journalism. In 1961 he obtained a scholarship to continue his studies in America, where in 1963 he obtained his BAF in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. He formally began his career as a Press-Attaché for the Moroccan Permanent Mission to the UN.