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Nada Elkalaawy
Born in 1995, Alexandria, Egypt. 

Education
2016 - 2018 MFA Fine Art Painting – Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. London
2014 - 2016 BA Fine Art – Kingston University. London
2013 - 2014 BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects – Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Exhibitions
2020  KINO DER KUNST, International Film Festival and Art Exhibition – Munich, Germany
            “X-ray”, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany
            “Bayti Baytek”, Shubbak Festival – London
2019   End of Year Exhibition – MASS Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
            “In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts”, film represented by MASS Alexandria at Bamako Photography Biennale, Bamako, Mali
            The Salon – The Wing, London
            “AləgZANdreeə”– Shelter Art Space, Alexandria, Egypt
            “In Conversation: A Painting Show”Sharjah Art Gallery, AUC, New Cairo, Egypt
            Roznama 7 Medrar, Cairo, Egypt
2018  “Paper Trail II” – Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
            Flock2018 – GX Gallery, London
            Graduate Degree Show – Slade school of Fine Art, UCL, London
            “Perpetual Movement”, Arab Women Artists Now festival – Rich Mix, London
            21st National Open Art Exhibition – Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2017   “The Vibrating Image” Exhibition – Nahim Isaias Museum, Guayaquil, Ecuador
            “Future Echoes” Exhibition – Refugees Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece
            Interim show – Slade school of Fine Art, UCL, London
            Ruth Borchard Prize Exhibition – Piano Nobile gallery, London
            “Progress/Regress” Exhibition – Crypt gallery, London
            “Faith” Exhibition – Austin Forum, Augustinian Centre, London
2016  “First Time” Exhibition – Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
             Kingston Fine Art Undergraduate Degree Show – Knights Park, Kingston University, London
            “(Dis)appear” – Online exhibition, London
            “✔” – Knights Park, Kingston University
2015   Level 6 Initial Exhibition – Knights Park, Kingston University, London
            “Inhabit collaboration project” – Istituto Europeo del Design, Milan
2015   “Vote for Art” Exhibition – Knights Park, Kingston University, London
2014   Level 5 Initial Exhibition – The Swan, Kingston University, London
2013   “Re‐claimed” Exhibition – Central Saint Martins, London

Residencies
2021 Prohelvetia Studio Residency, Basel, Switzerland
2020 L’appartement 22 Artist-in-residence, Rabat, Morocco (postponed to 2021)
2019 MASS Alexandria independent study and studio programme, Egypt
2017 Artist-in-residence at L'Atelier D'Alexandrie, Egypt

Awards
4th Frase Got Talent prize 2018 
Dentons Art Prize 7.0 (winner to be announced)
Sarabande Emerging Artist Fund (shortlisted)
21st National Open Art Moving Image – Highly Commended award, London, UK
Frase Got Talent Prize 2017 – Padova, Italy (shortlisted)
Ruth Borchard self-portrait prize 2017 – London, UK (shortlisted) 

Press/Media
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
Perpetual Movement | The memories of migration within the Arab world and its diaspora, jdeed magazine
Perpetual movement, Jaffat El Aqlam magazine
Event: Perpetual movement, Khabar Keslan
Awan festival - Global creativity of Arab artists in Britain, Yasmina Magazine
Interview with Lizzy Collier, Banat Collective
Arab Women featured in London Exhibition, Anna Seaman
The Arab Female-Led Exhibition Exploring Migration, Mille
10 Egyptian Artists You Should Know About, Egypt Today Magazine
End Quote: An innovative artwork collective, Cairoscene
Inhabit #5 - Nada Elkalaawy, nss magazine
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