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Mina Nasr

Mina Nasr talks about changes on what occupies Egyptian society under its current socio-political happenings. He is an observer of contemporary society, documenting and manifesting ideas of Cohabitation by addressing issues about the culture, its community and the sort of problems it faces on a daily basis. Nasr demonstrates the human condition in the body structure and how it relates to the architecture of its surroundings. His works are characterized by unconventional forms, where he reshapes the human body according to the conditions it is offered in: whether whilst waiting in line to vote, or sitting in a metro waiting to get home. He observes the details of what each figure will be expressing during that single moment in time, and then re adapts it to a life-size format. Using black and white strokes in his paintings, he also defines the strengths of how each moment paradoxically confronts an alternative force: be it power and control confronted by freedom and liberty. Nasr adapts his freehand paintings onto the walls and experiences the space according to its intentions. His works comprise drawing, computer graphics and installations.

June 28th 1983, Cairo, Egypt.

Education:

2000 - 2005 BA.The Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University Cairo, Egypt.

Residencies:

2014  Pro Helvetia Art Residency program in Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland. 
2012  The Artist Exchange with El Centre d’Art i Natura (CAN) and Artellewa in Farrera, Spain. 
2011  The Rooftop Studio (a local residency program for Egyptian artists) the Townhouse gallery Cairo, Egypt. 
2011  The Grant Prize of Pioneers exhibition (51th) to Egyptian Academic In Roma, Italy. 
2010  The Grant of Youth Salon (21th) to Siwa Studios, Egypt. 2009  The Grant Prize of Pioneers exhibition (49th) to Luxor International Studios, Luxor, Egypt.

Awards:

2011  A First prize in drawing (51th Pioneers exhibition) Cairo, Egypt. 
2010  A prize in drawing (21th Youth Salon) Cairo, Egypt. 
2010  A prize in drawing (50th Pioneers exhibition) Cairo, Egypt. 
2009  A prize in drawing (49th Pioneers exhibition) Cairo, Egypt. 
2007  A prize in drawing (47th Pioneers exhibition) Cairo, Egypt. 
2006  A prize in drawing (46th Pioneers exhibition) Cairo, Egypt. 
2005  Won encouragement prize in Helwan University exhibition Cairo, Egypt. 
2005  A prize in Sculpture exhibition on the level of Helwan university 2nd prize Cairo, Egypt. 
2005  The 5th prize Organized competition by the Health Ministry, Caricature in Helwan university Cairo, Egypt. 
2005  A prize in drawing (45th Pioneers exhibition) Cairo, Egypt.

Solo  Exhibitions:

2014  Movement Exhitbition in AB GALLERY Luzern, Switzerland.
2014  Movement Exhitbition in Rote Fabrik Zurich, Switzerland.
2014  Auto Ignition Exhitbition in RomeroHaus Luzern, Switzerland. 
2012  The Artist Exchange exhibition in El Centre d’Art i Natura Farrera, Spain. 
2012  Shubra Line a collaborative installation between the artists Yara Mekawei & Mina Nasr in ARTELLEWA Cairo, Egypt

GROUP  EXHIBITIONS: 

2014 The Gioconda Project in the W3 Gallery in London, UK.
2013 The 24th Youth Salon(Drawing)palace of arts Cairo, Egypt.
2013  Sixth Floor Group Art exhibition Vinnouse Hotel Cairo, Egypt.
2012  Long Live Free Art (Art Talk exhibition) Cairo, Egypt.
2012  The 23th Youth Salon (instillations art) palace of arts Cairo, Egypt.
2012  The 5th International Beijing Biennale at Chinese National Museum Beijing, China.
2012  The holy family trip to egypt festival Cairo, Egypt.
2012  52th Pioneers exhibition(drawing)Association of Fine Arts Lovers Cairo, Egypt.
2012  The art exhibition“Visionary Africa: Art at Work”an itinerant project exemplifying cultural cooperation between Africa and Europe, The project is collaboration between Delegation of European Union and the Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR) Cairo, Egypt.
2011  Exhibition Project in Goethe Institut Freiburg Occasion exists since 50 years, Germany. 
2011  The 22th Youth Salon(instillations art)palace of arts Cairo, Egypt. 
2011  The exhibition “PULSE” A Group Show of 47 Young Artists Tache Art Gallery Cairo, Egypt.
2011  The Mail Art International Exhibition “Imaginaire and Illusion”, Romania.
2011  Text Contemporary Conceptual Art Exhibition Darb 17 18 Cairo, Egypt.
2011  The small art works Today Exhibition in Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Center Cairo, Egypt.
2011  51th Pioneers exhibition (drawing) Association of Fine Arts Lovers Cairo, Egypt.
2011  The Popular show Townhouse Gallery Cairo, Egypt.
2011  El Sawy Culture Wheel Competition and Exhibition (Photographic) Cairo, Egypt. 
2010   Workshop & exhibition Festival Graffiti at 3rd Cairo, Egypt
2010  the small art works market (Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Center) Cairo, Egypt. 
2010  The 21th Youth Salon instillations art palace of arts Cairo, Egypt.
2010  50th Pioneers exhibition (drawing) Association of Fine Arts Lovers Cairo, Egypt.
2009  The 7th Salon el Nile Photographic Cairo, Egypt.
2009  Marasem luxor Exhibition Drawing Cairo, Egypt.
2009  49th Pioneers exhibition (drawing–photographic) Association of Fine Arts Lovers Cairo, Egypt. 
2008  Ogilvy (advertising agency) talent show exhibition (photographic) london, UK. 
2008  Workshop & exhibition Festival Graffiti at 2nd Cairo, Egypt
2008  48th Pioneers exhibition (drawing) Association of Fine Arts Lovers Cairo, Egypt. 
2008  CD Exhibition (drawing Francophone Academy Cairo, Egypt. 
2008  Salon of Spring (photographic) El Sawy Culture wheel Cairo, Egypt. 
2008  the 19th Youth Salon (drawing) palace of arts Cairo, Egypt. 
2007  Rateb Sedek Competition (drawing) Cairo Atelier Cairo, Egypt. 
2007  Workshop & exhibition Festival Graffiti art to acquire Cairo, Egypt
2007  47th Pioneers exhibition (drawing) Association of Fine Arts Lovers Cairo, Egypt. 
2007  the 18th Youth Salon (drawing) palace of arts Cairo, Egypt. 
2006  46th Pioneers exhibition (Photographic & drawing) Association of Fine Arts Lovers Cairo,  Egypt. 
2005  Light of the Shape 2nd session October Art Palace Opera house Cairo, Egypt. 
2005  the 17th Youth Salon (drawing–media) palace of arts Cairo,  Egypt. 
2005  Sculpture exhibition on the level of Ministry of Youth Cairo, Egypt. 
2005  Organized competition by the Health Ministry, Caricature 5th on the level of Helwan, Cairo - Egypt. 
2005  Sculpture exhibition on the level of Helwan university, Cairo, Egypt. 
2005  45th Pioneers exhibition ( drawing ) Association of Fine Arts Lovers, Cairo, Egypt. 
2002  Sculpture exhibition on the level of Helwan university, Cairo, Egypt.

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