Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Beijing
Les Moulins
Habana

Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr explores traditions and new globalism, questioning geopolitical and social development in Africa. The artistic practice for Nasr is a tool and a language that embraces art, sociology, Sufism and history in order to encourage dialogue across geographical boundaries. The most recent group shows are “The See Is My Land”,curated by Francesco Bonomi and Emanuela Mazzonis (MAXXI, Rome, 2013); “Metropolis. Afriques Capitales”, curated by Simon Njami (La Villette, Paris, 2017); “Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Arts of Africa”, (LACMA and The Smithsonian National Museum of African Arts, Washinton, 2017). The most recent solo show are: Galleria Continua / Beijing, 2012 and Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, 2015. In 2017, he has been selected to represent Egypt during the 57th Venice Biennale. The work presented in the Egyptian Pavilion was an immersive installation showing the original film "The Mountain". His most recent group shows include the participation to the Yinchuan Biennale, China, curated by Marco Scotini and the participation to the International Contemporary Art Exhibition (ICAE2018), in Yarevan, Armenia, curated by Mazdak Faiznia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

The Mountain, Egyptian Pavilion, 57th Biennale of Venice, Venice, IT

2016

Avalanche, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, FR

2014

Untitled, Art Talks gallery, Cairo, EG

2013

The Journey of a Griffin, Villa Pacchiani Centro Espositivo, Santa Croce sull’Arno, IT

Harmonia, Centro Espositivo per le Arti Contemporanee SMS,  San Michele degli Scalzi, Pisa, IT

Tectonic Shift, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, FR

2012

Collision, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE

Moataz Nasr / Hidden Landscape, Akershus Fortress, Oslo, NO

The Tunnel, Galleria Continua, Beijing, CN

2011

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, SE

Réactions en chaîne, Château de Blandy-les-Tours, Blandy, FR

The Other Side of the Mirror, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

2008

A Memory Fills with Holes, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

Cairo walk, Sultan Gallery, Sabhan, KW

2006

The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al Funun, Amman, JO

Entrapment, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

2005

The Echo, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK

2004

Falaki Gallery, The American University in Cairo, EG

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, EG

2003

Franco Riccardo Gallery, Napoli, IT

Espace-La Bodega Gallery, Cairo, EG

2001

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, EG

2000

Egyptian Cultural Center in Paris, FR

1999

Al Ahram House Gallery, London, UK

Akhnaton Gallery, Centre of Fine Art, Cairo, EG

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

2nd Yinchuan Biennale, curated by Marco Scotini, Yinchuan, CH

International Contemporary Art Exhibition ICAE, Yaravan, Armenia, AM

The Fabric of Felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RUS

2017

Ciao Italia, curated by Stéphane Mourlane and Dominique Païni, Musée National de l’Historie de l’Imigration, Paris, FR

Metropolis, Afriques Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, La Villette, Paris, FR

2016

D’une Méditerranée, l’autre, curated by Francesco Bonami, Emanuela Mazzonis, Pascal Neveux and Ricardo Vazquez, FRAC Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, FR

Essentiel paysage, Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain, Foundation Alliances, Marrakesh, MA

Icastic-Anything to Declare?, Camera di Commercio, Prato, IT

Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Arts of Africa, curated by Karen Milbourne, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, Washington US

Dak'Art  - Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, SN

Da Sud a Sud, Fondazione Corriere della Sera, Bari, IT

A place in Time, curated by Helen Pheby, Winter Sculpture Fair, Nirox, Krugersdorp, ZA

2015

Follia Continua!, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, FR

Icastica, curated by Fabio Migliorati, Arezzo, IT

The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, curated by Simon Njami, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, US

All The World’s a Mosque, Ancient Theatre of Carthage, Carthage, TN

Too early, too late: Middle East and Modernity, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna, IT

Forum européen Arts et Territoires, Abbaye de Noirlac, Bruère-Allichamps, FR

2014

The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, curated by Simon Njami, SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, US and MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Galleria Continua at Le Bristol, Le Bristol Hotel, Paris, FR

“Made by... Feito por Brasileiros”, a creative invasion, Cidade Matarazzo, Sao Paolo, BR

Park in Progress 11, Nicosia, CY

Easts – Contemporary Visions. Villa Ada Meets the World, Multicultural Festival, Rome, IT

The sea is my land - artisti dal Mediterraneo, curated by Francesco Bonami, Emanuela Mazzonis, Triennale, Milan, IT and MAXXI, Rome, IT

Arab Contemporary - Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, DK

2013

Terms and Conditions, Singapore Art Museum, SG

Tappeti estremi, da Timbuctù all’Arte Contemporanea, Fondazione 107, Turin, IT

Video(works), Athr Gallery, Jeddah, UAE

In peace and with compation. 5th Caravan Festival of the Arts, Cairo, EG and London, UK 

Métamorphose, FITE - Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, Hue, VN

Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, DK

Turbulences II, curated by David Rosenberg and Pierre Sterckx,
Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain 
and Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Bruxelles, BE

Pen to Paper, Al Madad Foundation, Jeddah, SA

Cadavre exquis, suite méditerranéenne, 
Musée Granet and Marseille Provence 2013, Aix-en-Provence, FR

2012

Long Live Free Art!, curated by Fatenn Mostafa, Art Talks Egypt, Cairo, EG

In Spite of it All, curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE 

Fictions and dissentions, curated by Firat Arapoglu, 3rd International Çanakkale Biennial, Çanakkale, TR

Par Nature, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, FR

Métamorphose, FITE - Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, FR

Where is the Time?, Foundation IZOLYATSIA - Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Donetsk, UK

Mediterraneo: incontri o conflitti?, Palazzo Gargasole, Gagliano del Capo, IT

Radici, Memoria, Identità e Cambiamento nell’arte di oggi, a cura di Eugenio Viola, Fondazione Malvina Menegaz per le Arti e le Culture, Palazzo De Sanctis  Castelbasso, IT

Neon. La materia luminosa dell’arte, curated by David Rosenberg and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, MACRO, Rome, IT

Arab Express, The Latest Art from the Arab World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

Revolutionary Bodies, L'animal a l'esquena, Celrà, Girona, ES

Dak'Art, African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, SN

Intrecci, curated by Alessandra Bagnera, Museo delle Trame Mediterranee, Gibellina, IT

Moataz Nasr-Loris Cecchini, Studio Carlotta Pesce, Bologna, IT

A bordo del Cuore d’Oro, curated by Julia Draganovic, 7th edition of Bologna Art First - Arte Fiera, Palazzo d'Accursio,  Bologna, IT

Histories of Now: Six artists from Cairo, Museum School and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US

2011

Resistance, DARB 1718, Cairo, EG

Dancing on the Edge Festival, Amsterdam, NL

Miniatures, 14th Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah Museum, Sharjah, UAE 

FIAC hors les murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, FR

Images Affranchies, Banque du Maroc, Marrakesh, MA

Machine-RAUM festival, curated by Beral Madra and Moataz Nasr, Vejle Art Museum, Spinderhallerne and Bryggen, DK

A Rock and a Hard Place, Old Intersections-Make it New, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA), Thessaloniki, GR

The Mystical Self, curated by Cecilia Freschini, ARTVerona and [.BOX], Milan, IT

Revolutionary Bodies, Asinara and Berchidda, IT

Resistance, Amsterdam, NL

2010

Fames: Family Vaudeville, curated by Power Ekroth, DARB 1718, Cairo, EG

Sphères 3, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, FR

21st Century: Art in the first Decade, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU

Time After Time: Actions and Interactions, curated by Taraneh Hemami with Valerie Imus and Maysoun Wazwaz, Southern Exposure,  San Francisco, US

Hiwar, DARB 1718, Cairo, EG

Rencontres PICHA, 2nd Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi, CG

Miraggi, Castelli in terra di Brindisi e Taranto, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Giusy Caroppo, Brindisi, IT

GEO-graphics. A map of ART practices in AFRICA, past and present, curated by David Adjaye, Anne-Marie Bouttiaux (RMCA), Koyo Kouoh, Nicola Setari, Bozar - Centre for Fine Art, Bruxelles, BE

Idoles, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, FR

Un peu, beaucoup, passionnement…, Galerie  Alice  Mogabgab, Beirut, LB

Barakat: The Gift, Stux Gallery, New York, US

Hiwar / Discussion, Galerie Le Violon Bleu, Sidi Bou Said, TN

Il piacere del collezionista, Finstral, Unterinn am Ritten, IT

African Marketplace, International Film Festival, Rotterdam, NL

Light/Sound/VideoNight, Finstral, Unterinn am Ritten, IT

2009

Taswir, Islamische Bildwelten und moderne, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, DE

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki International Fair, Thessaloniki, GR

Made in Afrika, National Museum, Nairobi, KE

Amnesia, Nairobi Arts Trust and Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA), Nairobi, KE

[un]defined09 - Merano Arts Festival, Caserma F. Rossi, Merano, IT

Reflections of Africa, MAMA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Algiers, DZ

The African Contemporary Art, Exhibition center, Algiers, DZ

Tawassol – Contact, Artericambi, Verona, IT

Festival International d’Art Video de Casablanca, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Ben M’Sik, Casablanca, MA

Mediterranean, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Rome, IT

Traversées, Bab Rouah and Bab Elkbir, Rabat, MA

Coexistencias / Coexistences, 2nd Canary Islands Biennale, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES

MidEast Cut, The Danish Film Institute & Backyard Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

Shoes, Ebdaa Art Gallery, Cairo, EG

2008

Al Madina, Ebdaa Art Gallery, Mohandessin, EG

Traversées, Darb 1718, Cairo, EG

Resilence, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, FR

Les Recontres Internationales de la Photo, Centre Cervantes, Fez, MA

Traversées (Crossings), Grand Palais, Paris, FR

11 Atists from Africa Remix – fringe touring exhibition, Mbabane, SZ; The Cultural center of Maputo, Maputo, MZ; Alliance Francaise, Pretoria; Alliance Francaise, Port Elizabeth; Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg; The cultural center of Windhoek, Windhoek, ZA.

2007

Dans la ville et au-delà, Recontres Africaines de la Photographie de Bamako 2007, Paris, FR

11 artists from Africa Remix – fringe touring exhibition, Maseru LS, Durban, Cape Town, ZA

Machine-RAUM – a biennale for video art and digital culture, Vejle Art Museum, Vejle, DK

The Sneeze, Durban Art gallery, Durban, ZA

L’invention de la mémoire, Espace Jeumon, Saint-Denis, RE

24th Memorial NADEŽDA PETROVIĆ, Belgrade, RS

AFRICA REMIX, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA

A.B.O., curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Artefiera, Bologna, IT

2006

Another World. Bamako 2005, La Centrale Electrique - European Center for Contemporary Art, Bruxelles, BE

AFRICA REMIX, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE

Un autre monde – 6e édition de la photographie de Bamako, BnF - Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, FR

L'image révélée : de l'orientalisme à l'art contemporain, Musee de la Ville de Tunis, Palais Kheireddine, Tunis, TN

3rd Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, JP

AFRICA REMIX, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

Cross-Currents: Water as a Metaphor for (African) Identity?, Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, US

Ghosts of Self and State, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash, Melbourne, AU

2005

Bamako Biennale for African Photography, ML

2nd International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, JP

7th Sharjah Biennale, UAE

AFRICA REMIX, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Mediterranean Encounters, various locations, IT

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

4x4, Artists Space, Broadway, New York, US

Imagining the Book, Alexandria Library, EG

Loose Your Identity, Kunstverein Kreis, Ludwigsburg, DE

French Cultural Center, Damascus, SY

AFRICA REMIX, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2004

La Forma delle Nuvole - Arte all’Arte 9, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and James Putnam, Arte Continua, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Poggibonsi, Colle Val D’Elsa, Siena, Buonconvento, IT

25th Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo, BR

Busan Biennale, Busan, KP

AFRIKA REMIX, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, DE

Dak’art, 7th Dakar Biennale, Dakar, SN

Le Opera e I giorni, Triennale, Certosa di Padula, IT

Milly Pozzi Arte Contemporanea, Como, IT

Sneeze 80x80, Athens, GR

Castello di Trani, Bari, IT

2003

50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT

Espacio Arte Contemporaneo Camargo, ES

Disorientation, House of World Cultures, Berlin, DE

2002

Dak’art, 6th Dakar Biennale, SN

Unplugged, Arts Electronica Festival, Linz, AT

Video Marathon, Chisinau, MD

Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea Premio Suzzara, Suzzara, IT

You Can Touch, Espace Karim Francis, Cairo, EG

2001

Intresecus-Extrincus, Studio Casoli, Milan, Italy

Ambiente: Le Area Non Protette, Palazzo Pretorio Sala del Consiglio Communale, Sondrio, 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

2000

The Palm Tree, Mashrabeya Gallery, Cairo, EG

Group exhibition with Egyptian and Italian artists, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, EG

For Jerusalem, Hanager Opera House, Cairo, EG

La Bodega, Cairo, EG

5th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics, Opera House Arts Palace, Cairo, EG

Nitaq Festival of Art, Downtown, Cairo, EG

1999

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

Small Artworks at the Center of Art Cairo, EG

1998

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

The First Show for Artists over 35 years and honored, Museum of Fine Arts (Hussein Sobhy), Alexandria, EG

4th Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics, Center of Art, Cairo, EG

The Days of Kom Ghorab, Hanager Gallery, Cairo, EG

1997

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

Heliorama, French Cultural Center, Heliopolis, Cairo, EG.

1996

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

1995

7th Salon of Youth, Center of Art, Cairo, EG

Permanent works

2013

Crystal Ball / Al Maaden, Parc de Scultpures Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco

2006

MACRO collection permanent work, Macro, Rome, Italy

2005

Permanent Installation at Museo del Cristallo, Colle val d’Elsa, Italy

2001

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

2000

Permanent installation at Diwan bookst++++ore in Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Selected Activities

2015

A conversation with Moataz Nasr, 104, Paris, France

Talk with the artist in residency, Villa Lena, Pisa, Italy

A conversation between Africa and Europe, Ancient Art and Contemporary Art, the Journey of the Griffin from Cairo to the World, Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa

What Can Contemporary Art Do?, Art Basel Salon, Basel, Switzerland

2014

The Journey of the Griffin, Sala Regia di Palazzo Gambacorti, Pisa, Italy

A book lunch with Hanru Hou, The HISK, Brussels, Belgium

2013

A Talk with Moataz Nasr, The Archive, Dubai, UAE

2009

Global Art Forum, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

2008

Founded Darb 1718 - Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Fustat area, Cairo, Egypt

ARTIST TALKS CCCS, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy

2000

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

Commissary of the Egyptian Contemporary Art exhibition in Nikosia, Cyprus, Egypt

1996

1996/98 Participated in Kom Ghorab Project in Old Cairo, Egypt