Moataz Nasr


Born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 1961.
He lives and work in Cairo.

Solo Shows

Tectonic Shift, GALLERIA CONTINUA / Le Moulin, France

Collision, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE
Moataz Nasr / Hidden Landscape, Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway
The Tunnel, Galleria Continua / Beijing, China


In a Nutshell, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, UK
Moataz Nasr -The Maze (The People Want the Fall of the Regime), MAP, Mobile Art Production, Gothenburg, Sweden
Réactions en chaîne, Château de Blandy-les-Tours, Blandy, France
The Other Side of the Mirror, Galleria Continua / San Gimignano, Italy


A Memory Fills with Holes, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Cairo walk, Sultan Gallery, Sabhan, Kuwait


The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Entrapment, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy


The Echo, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK


Falaki Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt


Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Franco Riccardo Gallery, Napoli, Italy


Franco Riccardo Gallery, Napoli, Italy

"Espace-La Bodega" Gallery, Cairo, Egypt


Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt


Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian Cultural Center in Paris, France


Al Ahram House Gallery, London, UK

Akhnaton Gallery, Centre of Fine Art, Cairo, Egypt

Group Shows

Cento. 2011-2013 Copertine d’autore, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
The See Is My Land, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
Terms and Conditions, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
THE WAVE Culture Festival, Sdr. Nissum, Humlum, Nørre Snede and Vorgod-Barde, Denmark
Tappeti estremi, da Timbuctù all’Arte Contemporanea, Fondatione 107, Torino, Italy
Video(works), Athr Gallery, Jeddah, UAE
In peace and with compation. 5th Caravan Festival of the Arts, Cairo, Egypt; London, UK
Métamorphose, FITE - Festival International des Textiles Extra ordinaires, Hue, Vietnam

100(3) Art Hotel Gran Paradso, Sorrento, Italy
Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen
Turbulences II, Boghossian Foundation / Villa Empain with the collaboration of Espace culturel Louis Vuitton (Paris), Brussels, Belgique
Pen to Paper, Al Madad Foundation in collaborazione con Athr Gallery Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Soudi Arabia
Cadavre exquis, suite méditerranéenne, Marseille Provence 2013 Capitale européenne de la culture en Pays d’Aix, Musée Granet Place Saint Jean de Malte 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

Long Live Free Art!, ArtTalksEgypt, Cairo, Egypt
Mirages d'orient, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East, Gallery 1&2, Doha, Qatar
In Spite of it All, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
La belle et la bêste, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
System and Patterns, MGLC - Mednarodni graficni likovni center / International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fictions and dissentions, III Uluslararası Çanakkale Bienali / International Çanakkale Biennial, Çanakkale, Turkey
Par Nature, Centquatre, Paris, France
Métamorphose, FITE - Festival International des Textiles Extra ordinaires, Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Where is the Time?, Foundation IZOLYATSIA - Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Donetsk, Ucraina

Mediterraneo: incontri o conflitti?/The Mediterranean Region: Bonding or Fighting?, Palazzo Gargasole, Gagliano del Capo (Lecce), Italy
Radici, Memoria, Identità e Cambiamento nell’arte di oggi, Palazzo De Sanctis, Castelbasso, Italy
Neon. La materia luminosa della luce, Macro, Rome, Italy
Arab Express, The Latest Art from the Arab World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Revolutionary Bodies, L'animal a l'esquena,  Celrà/Girona, Spain
DAK’ART 2012, 10e Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar, Senagal
Intrecci, Museo delle Trame Mediterranee, Gibellina (TR), Sicily, Italy
Moataz Nasr-Loris Cecchini, Studio Carlotta Pesce, Bologna, Italy
Aboard the Heart of Gold, VII  Bologna Art First, Palazzo d'Accursio (Piazza Maggiore),  Bologna, Italy
Histories of Now: Six artists from Cairo, Museum School and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Recistance, DARB1718, Cairo, Egypt
Dancing on the Edge
, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Maze (The People Want the Fall of the Regime), Hors Les Murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
Machine-RAUM, Vejle Art Museum, Spinderhallerne and Bryggen/Urban space, Denmark
A Rock and a Hard Place, Old Intersections-Make it New, III Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA), Thessaloniki, Greece
The Mystical Self, Video Art Project, Veneto Regional Archive for Video Art, Verona; Visual Container e [.BOX] Videoart project space, Milano, Italy
Revolutionary Bodies, Isola dell'Asinara (Sassari) and Berchidda, Italy
Resistance, Amsterdam, Holland


Fames:Family Vaudeville, DARB1718, Cairo, Egypt
Sphères 3, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, France
21st Century: Art in the first Decade, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Time After Time: Actions and Interactions, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA
Hiwar, DARB1718, Cairo, Egypt
Rencontres PICHA, Biennale de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi
Time after Time, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA
Common Sense. We are less Greek than we think, St. Michael,
Eppan-Appiano, Italy
Miraggi, Castelli in terra di Brindisi e Taranto, Brindisi, Italy
MOATAZ NASR-DARB1718, GEO-graphics. A map of ART practices in AFRICA, past and present, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
Idoles, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, France
Un peu, beaucoup, passionnement…
, Galerie  Alice  Mogabgab, Beirut, Lebanon

BARAKAT/The gift, Stuxx Gallery Chealsea, New York City, USA
Hiwar / Discussion, La Marsa Nessim, Tunisia
Il piacere del collezionista, Finstral, Unterinn am Ritten, Bolzano, Italy
African Marketplace, International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Light/Sound/VideoNight, Finstral, Unterinn am Ritten, (BZ), Italy


Taswir, Islamische Bildwelten und moderne, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki International Fair, Thessaloniki
Made in Afrika, National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
Amnesia, Nairobi Arts Trust / Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA), Nairobi, Kenya
[un]defined09 - Merano Arts Festival, Caserma F. Rossi, Merano (Bz), Italy
Reflections of Africa, MAMA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; The African contemporary art, Exhibition center, Alger, Algery
Tawassol – Contact, Artericambi, Verona, Italy
Festival International d’Art Video de Casablanca, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Ben M’Sik, Casablanca, Morocco
Mediterranean, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Rome, Italy
Traversées, Bab Rouah and Bab Elkbir, Rabat, Morocco
Coexistencias / Coexistences, II Bienal de Canarias, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
MidEast Cut, The Danish Film Institute & Backyard Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Shoes, Ebdaa Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt


Al Madina, Ebdaa Art Gallery, Cairo
Traversées, Darb 1718, Cairo (Egypt)
Les Recontres Internationales de la Poto, Centre Cervantes, Fes, Moroco
Traversées (Crossings), Grand Palais, Paris (France)
11 atists from Africa Remix – fringe touring exhibition, Mbabane (Swaziland); The Cultural center of Maputo, Maputo (Mozambique); Alliance Francaise, Pretoria (South Africa); Alliance Francaise, Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg (South Africa); The cultural center of Windhoek, Windhoek (South Africa).


Dans la ville et au-delà, Recontres Africaines de la Photographie de Bamako 2007, Paris, France
11 artists from Africa Remix – fringe touring exhibition, Maseru (Lesotho); Durban (South Africa); Cape Town (South Africa).
Machine-RAUM – a biennale for video art and digital culture, Vejle Art Museum and part of the Spinning factory, Vejle, Denmark
The Sneeze, Durban Art gallery, Durban, South Africa
L’invention de la mémoire, Espace Jeumon, Saint-Denis la Réunion
24th Memorial NADEŽDA PETROVIĆ, Čačak (Belgrade), Serbia
AFRICA REMIX, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
A.B.O., curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Bologna Artefiera, Bologna, Italy


Another World. Bamako 2005, La Centrale Electrique/European Center for Contemporary Art, Bruxelles, Belgium
AFRICA REMIX, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Un autre monde – 6e édition de la photographie de Bamako, BnF, Paris, France
L'image révélée : de l'orientalisme à l'art contemporain, Musee de la Ville de Tunis, Palais kheireddine, Tunis
3a Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Japan
AFRICA REMIX, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Cross-Currents: Water as a Metaphor for (African) Identity?, Tufts University Art Gallery. Aidekman Arts Center, Talbot Avenue, Medford, USA
Ghosts of Self and State, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
CCA 94th Annual Conference, CCA – College Art Association, Boston, USA


Forming with Light, Palace of Art, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt

Bamako Biennale for African Photography, Mali, Yokohama Triennale, Japan
AFRICA REMIX, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
“Mediterranean Encounters”, Sicily, Italy  
4x4, Artists Space, Broadway, New York, USA
Imagining the Book, Alexandria Library, Egypt
Sharjah Biennale, U.A.E., awarded the Grand Prize
Loose Your Identity, Kunstverein Kreis, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Bahea, Salvador, Brazil
French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria
AFRICA REMIX, Hayward Gallery, London, UK


Museo del Cristallo, Colle, Italy

La Forma delle Nuvole, ‘Arte all Arte 10’, curated by Achille Bonto Oliva and James Putnam, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Poggibonsi, Colle di Val D’Elsa, Siena, Buonconvento, Italy
Sneeze 80x80, Athens, Greece
Castello di Trani, Bari, Italy
Le Opera e I giorni, Triennale, Certosa di Padula, Italy
25th Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil
Milly Pozzi Arte Contemporanea, Como, Italy
Bosane Biennale, South Korea
AFRIKA REMIX, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Dak’art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal. Awarded the Ministry of Culture Prize


‘Miart’, Milano Art Fair, Milan, Italy

Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
Espacio Arte Contemporaneo Camargo, Spain
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Disorientation, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

Unplugged, Arts Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
Video Marathon, Chisinau, Moldova
Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea Premio Suzzara, Italy
Dakar Biennale, Senegal. Awarded The Biennale Prize 2002
You Can Touch, Espace Karim Francis, Cairo, Egypt


Intresecus-Extrincus, Studio Casoli, Milan, Italy

Ambiente: Le Area Non Protette, Palazzo Pretorio Sala del Consiglio Communale, Sandrio, Italy
Cairo Modern Art Exhibition in Denhag, Holland
8th International Cairo Biennale. Opera Arts Palace, Egypt. Awarded the Grand Prize
Participated with Martin McInally in Al Nitaq Festival, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt   


The Palm Tree, Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

… with Egyptian and Italian artists, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt
Prepared and participated in the art exhibition For Jerusalem in Hanager Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
La Bodega, Cairo, Egypt
Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics, Opera House Arts Palace, Cairo, Egypt
Nitaq Festival of Art, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt


27th National Exhibition for Fine Arts, Opera House Arts Palace, Cairo, Egypt

Small Artworks at the Center of Art Cairo, Egypt


26th National Exhibition for Fine Arts, Akhnaton Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt

The First Show for Artists over 35 years and honored, Museum of Fine Arts (Hussein Sobhy), Alexandria, Egypt
4th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt
The Days of Kom Ghorab, Cairo, Hanager Gallery, Egypt


25th National Exhibition for Fine Arts, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt

Heliorama exhibition at the French Cultural Center, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt. Awarded the Prize of Painting


24th National Exhibition for Fine Arts, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt


7th Salon of Youth, Center of Art, Cairo, Egypt. Awrded the Third Prize 2005.

Public Art


Crystal Ball / Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL), Parc de Scultpures, Marrakech, Morocco 2013
Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, England   
MuCEM, Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
Barjeel Art Foundation,
MACRO collection permanent work, Macro, Rome, Italy
Permanent Installation at Museo del Cristallo, Colle val d’Elsa, Italy

Permanent installation at La Bodega lounge (Hurricane), Cairo, Egypt

Permanent installation at Diwan bookstore in Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt


Meddance: incontri in movimento, Masseria Torcito, Cannole, Italy
HS_Projects, France
Close Up Workshop, 3 Egyptian artists with 3 Swedish artists, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Workshop The Open Studio in Townhouse Gallery Cairo (10 Egyptian and 10 foreign artists)
Participated in the Fashion Design workshop at the University of Applied Arts, ending in a number of exhibition in the Gezira Arts Center, Townhouse, Zeinab Khatoun and the Goethe Institute in Cairo, Egypt


A Talk with Moataz Nasr, The Archive, Dubai, UAE
Global Art Forum, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar


Founded Darb 1718 - Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Fustat area, Cairo, Egypt
ARTIST TALKS CCCS, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Firenze, Italy

Member of the Jury Board at the 15th Art Festival Sondrio, Italy

Commissary of the Egyptian Contemporary Art exhibition in Nikosia, Cyprus
Participated in Kom Ghorab Project in Old Cairo, Egypt


24/04/2014 - MOATAZ NASR 'The Journey of the Griffin'

MOATAZ NASR 'The Journey of the Griffin'
un incontro con l'artista
giovedì 24 aprile 2014, ore 18.30
HISK, Art Brussels
Brussels Expo (Heysel) - Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1 - Brussels