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B. 1995, Alexandria, Egypt
1/5 of artist group K-oh-llective
Artist statement here

2016 - 2018   MFA Fine Art Painting – Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London (UK)
2014 - 2016   BA Fine Art – Kingston University, London (UK)
2013 - 2014   BA Architecture – Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UK)

Solo Exhibitions
2023     Cabinet of Curiosities – Taymour Grahne Projects, London (UK)              
               (Upcoming) Halqa – L’appartement 22, Rabat (MA)
2022     Figure of Speech – Taymour Grahne Projects, London (Online) (UK)
2021     Twofold – Galerie DuflonRacz, Bern (CH)
               Watching Grass Grow – Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (Online) (EG)

Selected Duo/Group Exhibitions
2023     (Upcoming) London Painters – Half Gallery, New York (US)
               (Upcoming) When the Heart of a Pig has Hardened, Dice it Small – Kirki, Tinos (GR)
2022     Shelf Life Marlborough Gallery, London (UK)
               Jacuzzi of Despair – Svetova1, Prague (CZ)
2021     Duologue due show with Soukaina Joual – Kunstraum Dreiviertel, Bern (CH)
               Sawa Sawa – Shubbak Festival, London (UK)
2020    #36 Annual Open Exhibition – Southwark Park Galleries, London (UK) (Online)
               KINO DER KUNST, International Film Festival and Art Exhibition, Munich (DE)
               X-ray –Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin (DE)
               Bayti Baytek –Shubbak Festival, London (UK) (Online)
2019     End of Year Exhibition – MASS Alexandria, Alexandria (EG)
               In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts – MASS Alexandria at Bamako Biennale (ML)
              The Salon curated by Lolita Cros – The Wing, London (UK)
               Alegzandreea – Shelter Art Space, Alexandria (EG)
               In Conversation: A Painting Show Sharjah Art Gallery, Cairo (EG)
               Roznama 7 – Medrar, Cairo (EG)
2018     Paper Trail II – Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (EG)
               Flock2018 – GX Gallery, London (UK)
               Graduate Degree Show – Slade school of Fine Art, UCL, London (UK)
               Perpetual Movement, Arab Women Artists Now festival – Rich Mix, London (UK)
               21st National Open Art Exhibition – Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London (UK)
2017     The Vibrating Image – Nahim Isaias Museum, Guayaquil (EC)
               Future Echoes – Refugees Museum, Thessaloniki (GR)
               Interim show – Slade school of Fine Art, UCL, London (UK)
               Ruth Borchard Prize Exhibition – Piano Nobile gallery, London (UK)
               Progress/Regress – Crypt gallery, London (UK)
              Faith – Austin Forum, Augustinian Centre, London (UK)
2016     First Time – Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria (EG)
               Kingston Fine Art Undergraduate Degree Show – Knights Park, London (UK)
               (Dis)appear – Online exhibition, London (UK)
2015     Inhabit – Istituto Europeo del Design, Milan (IT)
2014     Vote for Art – Knights Park, Kingston University, London (UK)
2013     Re‐claimed – Central Saint Martins, London (UK)

2022     Montresso Art Foundation artist residency, Marrakech (MA)
2021      Pro Helvetia Studio Residency, PROGR, Bern (CH)
2020     L’appartement 22 Artist-in-residence, Rabat (MA) (postponed to 2022)
2019      MASS Alexandria independent studio programme, Alexandria (EG)
2017      Artist-in-residence at L'Atelier D'Alexandrie, Alexandria (EG)

Awards and Grants
2022     ACS Studio Prize – Artists Collecting Society (UK) shortlist
               Sainsbury Scholarship – British School at Rome (IT) shortlist
               Contemporary British Painting Prize – CBP (UK) Longlist
               The Waverton Art Prize – Boisdale (UK) shortlist
2020    Self Organisations Grant – Mophradat (BE)
2018     4th Frase Got Talent prize – Frase Contemporary (IT) shortlist
               Dentons Art Prize 7.0 (UK) shortlist
               Sarabande Emerging Artist Fund (UK) shortlist
2017      Highly Commended award – 21st National Open Art Moving Image (UK)
               Frase Got Talent Prize (IT) shortlist
               Ruth Borchard self-portrait prize (UK) shortlist

Public Events and Workshops
2021     22, COP26 commission project – Liverpool Arab Arts festival (Online)
               Ujamaa, National Trust commission – 575 Wandsworth road, London (UK)
               Written to be Spoken, Live Praxes #2 – Radio/Live performance events (online)
2020    Voices of Young Artists in the Arab Region, UNESCO – video interview invite (online)
2019     Artist talk and painting workshop – The American University of Cairo (EG)
2018     Tashweesh festival – Goethe Institute, Cairo (EG)
2017      LIQUITEX White walls – 40ft x 8ft mural project, London’s Artists Quarter (UK)

Soho House Collection (UK)
X Museum Collection (CN)

A Guest in Bern - Interview with Nada Elkalaawy, Kunstmuseum Bern
Young Arab artists share their homes during pandemic, Jdeed Magazine
Systems of subtleties: Reflections on MASS Alexandria’s latest exhibition, Mada Masr
The Wing: Inside London’s newest members club for women, Evening Standard
Art Alert: Paper Trail group exhibition to open at Gypsum Gallery, Ahram Online
Visualising the invisible: Arab women artists reveal untold stories, Middle East Eye
Awan: Perpetual movement, Wall Street International
Chronicling fragmented memories from the Arab diaspora, tmrw magazine
Perpetual movement, March 2018 issue, Vogue Arabia
Perpetual Movement (AWAN), March 2018 issue, After Nyne magazine
Arab Women Artists Now festival, Sky News Arabia
The memories of migration within the Arab world and its diaspora, jdeed magazine
Perpetual movement, Jaffat El Aqlam magazine
Interview with Lizzy Collier, Banat Collective
The Arab Female-Led Exhibition Exploring Migration, Mille
10 Egyptian Artists You Should Know About, Egypt Today Magazine

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