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Nermine Hammam

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Nermine Hammam

“Nermine Hammam searches for the familiar in the strange and uncomfortable. Across different bodies of work, she documents the universality of the human experience, rather than its differences. She traces the comical and the tragic in life, always searching for the common thread of humanity which runs, inevitably and defiantly, beneath society's enforced categories and stereotypes.”

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Artist Nermine Hammam is a Cairo‐based visual artist who was born in Cairo in 1967.


Nermine obtained her BFA in filmmaking from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts


2011      Galerie 127 Marrakech solo
2011      Marrakech Art Fair Collective
2011      The French Institute Cairo Collective
2011      2011 Freedom to Create Exhibition in Cape Town Collective
2011      Upekkha Iman Fares Gallery Focus 11 Basel solo
2011      Anachrony, IF gallery, Paris solo
2011      Mois de L’image, Deippe, France Collective
2011      Iman Fares Gallery Paris Collective
2011      Argentina Collective
2011      Arab Changing Room Torino Italy Collective
2011      Bamako Mali Collective
2011      Art Absolument Paris Collective
2011      Sawa Gallery Dubai Collective
2010      Pierre Bergé & Associés, Belgium
2010      Land of the hyper real, Havana, Cuba Collective
2010      Metanoia, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo Solo
2010      Photo Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece Collective
2010      Act of Faith, Abdijdmuseum Ten Duinen, Koksijde, Belgium Collective
2009      IL Corpus Homanus, Almasar Gallery, Cairo Collective
2009      X Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador Collective
2009      Photoquai, Museum de Quai Branly, Paris Collective
2009      Parco Horcynus Orca, Messina, Italy Solo
2009      Casa Arabe, Madrid Collective
2009      The Blow Out, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai Collective
2009      Escaton, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo Solo
2008      Athens Photo Festival, Greece Collective
2008      Joburg Art Fair, South Africa Collective
2008      Places and Manners of Worship, the Museum of Byzantine Cultural in Thessaloniki, Greece Collective
2007      Palimpsest, Townhouse, Cairo Solo
2007      A retrospective 2001‐2007, the Sultan Gallery, Kuwait Solo
2007      Act of Faith, Der aa‐kerk, Groningen Collective
2006      Ashoura, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo Solo
2006      Ashoura, Artmenparis, Paris Solo
2005      Apotheosis, Karim Francis Gallery, Cairo Solo
2004      Metamorphosis, Espace SD, Beirut Solo
2003      Cairo Modern Art, Fortis Circus Theater, Netherlands Collective
2002      Photo Cairo, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo Collective
2001      Portrait, Hanager Art Center, Cairo Solo
2001      Mitigation, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo Solo

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By Ana Peraica 2011