Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Beijing
Les Moulins
Habana

Born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 1961.

He lives and works in Cairo.

Study and Teaching

2012

HS_Projects, France

 Meddance: incontri in movimento, Masseria Torcito, Cannole, Italy 

2002

Workshop The Open Studio in Townhouse Gallery Cairo (10 Egyptian and 10 foreign artists)

Close Up Workshop, 3 Egyptian artists with 3 Swedish artists, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo

2000

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

Solo Exhibitions

2017

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

2016

Avalanche, GALLERIA CONTINUA / Les Moulins, France

Nirox, Krugersdorp, South Africa

2015

The Maze, Forum européen Arts et Territoires / The European forum Arts and local communities, ABBEAYE De Noirlac, Bruère-Allichams, France

2014

ArtTalks, Cairo, Egypt

GALLERIA CONTINUA / Le Moulin de Saint Marie, France

2013

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

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

Tectonic Shift, GALLERIA CONTINUA / Le Moulin, France

2012

Collision, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE

Moataz Nasr / Hidden Landscape, Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway

The Tunnel, Galleria Continua / Beijing, China

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, Sweden

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

The Other Side of the Mirror, Galleria Continua / San Gimignano, Italy

2008

A Memory Fills with Holes, Galleria Continua / San Gimignano, Italy

Cairo walk, Sultan Gallery, Sabhan, Kuwait

2006

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

Entrapment, Galleria Continua / San Gimignano, Italy

2005

The Echo, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK

2004

Falaki Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

2003

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Franco Riccardo Gallery, Napoli, Italy

Franco Riccardo Gallery, Napoli, Italy

"Espace-La Bodega" Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

2001

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

2000

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian Cultural Center in Paris, France

1999

Al Ahram House Gallery, London, UK

Akhnaton Gallery, Centre of Fine Art, Cairo, Egypt

Group Exhibitions

2017

Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Arts of Africa, The Smithsonian National Museum of Africa Arts, Washinton D.C., United States

Ciao Italia, Musée National de l’Historie de l’Imigration, Paris, France

Metropolis, Afriques Capitales La Villette, Paris, France

2016

D’une Méditerranée, l’autre, Frac, Marseille and Hôtel des arts, Toulon, France

Essentiel paysage, Musée d’art contemporain africain, Foundation Alliances, Marrakesh

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

Senses of Time, Wellin Museum of Art, USA

Dakar Biennal, Dakar, Senegal

Senses of Time, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA 

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

Sculpture park at Nirox Foundation, Johannesbourg, South Africa

2015

Senses of Time, LACMA

Follia Continua!, Le CENTQUATRE - Paris, France

Icastica, Arezzo, Italy

The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington; USA

The Echo, Australia

All The World’s a Mosque, Ancient Theatreof Carthage, Carthage, Tunisia

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

2014

The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary African Artist, SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah; USA

Galleria Continua at Le Bristol, Le Bristol Hotel, Paris

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

Park in Progress 11, Nicosia, Cyprus

Easts – Contemporary Visions. Villa Ada Meets the World, Multicultural Festival, Roma- Italy

The sea is my land - artisti dal Mediterraneo, Triennale, Milan, Italy 

Heaven, Hell, Purgatory – The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary  African Artists, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 

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

2013

The See Is My Land, MAXXI, Rome, 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, Fondazione 107, Turin, 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 Extraordinaires, Hue, Vietnam

1003,  Art Hotel Gran Paradiso, Sorrento, Italy

Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen 

Turbulences II, 
Boghossian Foundation / Villa Empain 
with the collaboration of Espace culturel Louis Vuitton (Paris), Bruxelles, Belgium

Pen to Paper, Al Madad Foundation in collaboration with Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi 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

2012

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, 3rd Uluslararası Çanakkale Biennale / International Çanakkale Biennial, Çanakkale, Turkey

Par Nature, Centquatre, Paris, France

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

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

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 dell’arte, 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, 10th African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal

Intrecci, Museo delle Trame Mediterranee, Gibellina (TR), Sicily, Italy

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

Aboard the Heart of Gold, 7th edition of 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

2011

Recistance, DARB1718, Cairo, Egypt

Dancing on the Edge, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

The Maze (The People Want the Fall of the Regime), Hors Les Murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

Images Affranchies, Banque du Maroc, Marrakesh, Marocco

Machine-RAUM, Vejle Art Museum, Spinderhallerne and Bryggen/Urban space, Denmark

A Rock and a Hard Place, Old Intersections-Make it New, 3rd 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, Milan, Italy

Revolutionary Bodies, Isola dell'Asinara (Sassari) and Berchidda, Italy

Resistance, Amsterdam, Holland

2010

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, 2nd Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi, Congo

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, Bruxelles, Belgium

Idoles, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, France

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

BARAKAT/The Gift, Stux Gallery Chealsea, New York City, USA

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

2009

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

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki International Fair), Thessaloniki, Greece

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, Algiers, Algeria

The African Contemporary Art, Exhibition center, Algiers, Algeria

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, 2nd Canary Islands Biennale, 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

2008

Al Madina, Ebdaa Art Gallery, Mohandessin, Egypt

Traversées, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt

Resilence, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, France

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

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)

2007

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, Belgrade, Serbia

AFRICA REMIX, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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

2006

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, Tunisia

3rd 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, Medford, USA

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

CCA 94th Annual Conference, CCA – College Art Association, Boston, USA

2005

Bamako Biennale for African Photography, Mali

2nd International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan

7th Sharjah Biennale, UAE, awarded the Grand Prize

AFRICA REMIX, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Mediterranean Encounters, Sicily, Italy

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

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

Arte all’Arte 10, Museo del Cristallo, Colle Val del’Elsa, Siena, Italy

Imagining the Book, Alexandria Library, Egypt

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

2004

25th Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

AFRIKA REMIX, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany

Museo del Cristallo, Colle Val d’Elsa (Siena), Italy

7th Dak’art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal. Awarded the Ministry of Culture Prize

La Forma delle Nuvole - Arte all’Arte 9, Arte Continua, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Poggibonsi, Colle Val D’Elsa, Siena, Buonconvento, Italy

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

Milly Pozzi Arte Contemporanea, Como, Italy

Sneeze 80x80, Athens, Greece

Castello di Trani, Bari, Italy

2003

50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Espacio Arte Contemporaneo Camargo, Spain

Disorientation, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

2002

6th Dak’art Biennale, Senegal. Awarded The Biennale Prize 2002

Unplugged, Arts Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

Video Marathon, Chisinau, Moldova

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

You Can Touch, Espace Karim Francis, Cairo, Egypt

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, Egypt

Group exhibition 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

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

Nitaq Festival of Art, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt

1999

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

Small Artworks at the Center of Art Cairo, Egypt

1998

26thNational 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, Hanager Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

1997

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

1996

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

1995

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

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