September 24, 2021
Girls and women shined in the sky of the art and culture scene after successfully organizing and preparing many specialized and distinguished art exhibitions. Through such exhibitions, they aim to spread and support culture and heritage in Egypt and all over the world under the Art D’Egypte platform, which specializes in organizing exhibitions and artistic and cultural events. The platform is currently preparing the largest art and cultural exhibition at the foot of the pyramids in Giza titled “Forever Is Now”. The exhibition, due to open on October 21, 2021, is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNESCO. This exhibition is slated to become the first art exhibition to be held in the 4,500-year-old Pyramids Plateau in Giza, as a message of honor to the Egyptian civilization.
Nadine Abdel Ghaffar: “We are working to promote and preserve the rich Egyptian heritage and culture.”
Nadine Abdel Ghaffar, founder and curator of Art D’Egypte, says: “Through Art D’Egypte, we always strive to advance the artistic and cultural scene in Egypt, support young creators, and work to develop the global aspect of contemporary and modern Egyptian arts, and promote and preserve the rich Egyptian heritage and culture.”
Abdel Ghaffar supervises the Art D’Egypte organization of exhibitions, including three previous successful exhibitions that featured the works of more than 50 Egyptian artists, including Nothing Vanishes, Everything Transforms – Manial Palace in 2018; Eternal Light at the Egyptian Museum in 2017, and the third art exhibition, which was held in four locations on Al-Moez Street in Cairo.
The United Nations Women recently invited Abdel Ghaffar to give a lecture at the Palace of Nations in Geneva about Egyptian women and their impact on arts and society. She was also knighted with the title Chevalier de l’ordre des arts des lettres from the French government in 2021 and was chosen as one of the 50 best women in Egypt.
Malak Shenouda: “The advancement of the art scene in Egypt is our most important ambition.”
Shenouda is the Executive Director of Art D’Egypte. She has gradually taken on more responsibilities in line with the company’s continued growth. As Executive Director, she is currently responsible for managing all operational aspects, conceptualizing, and supervising new projects. Shenouda studied Plastic Arts and Sociology at the American University in Cairo. She also participated in organizing art festivals and events, Berlin Film Festivals, Berlinale, and the Expanded Forum.
Hana Al-Beblawi: “Democratizing art is our reinforce for sustainability.”
Hana Al-Beblawi is the Executive Art Director. She studied art and architecture at the American University in Cairo. As Executive Director of Art D’Egypte, Al-Beblawi is responsible for developing exhibition concepts, selecting venues and artists, and supervising the implementation of art events. She organized several exhibitions under Art D’Egypte in Egypt and abroad and is currently curating the Cairo International Arts District, an art festival organized by Art D’Egypte in 2021. She previously participated in organizing international arts festivals and collaborated with many international artists and artistic supervisors.
Hania El-Ghamry: “We seek to support young creators by developing Egyptian arts.”
Hania Al-Ghamry specializes in various plastic arts and works in various arts such as drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. As the Senior Assistant Curator, she coordinates for artists at Art D’Egypte, El-Ghamry is responsible for the logistics and management of exhibitions, including contacting artists and organizing events. She also assists in research, development, and technical supervision of exhibitions. El-Ghamry received her BA in Plastic Arts and Marketing Communications from the American University in Cairo and is currently pursuing an MA in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.
Salma Al-Khalidi: “Organizing international exhibitions in Egypt contributes to the creative movement.”
Salma Al-Khalidi is the Exhibition Coordinator. She embarked on a career in the creative arts industry in 2016 at Carrie Able Gallery, a multidisciplinary art gallery in New York, and later at Open Gallery in London, specialising in digital art. She received her BA in Interior and Spatial Design from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, and her MA in History of Art at SOAS, University of London. She also received certifications in Visual Merchandise and Set Design at UAL.
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