MARWA ADEL

Born in 1984, Cairo, Egypt, where she currently lives and works.

Marwa has a Master’s degree in advertising and is a Lecturer Assistant at the Faculty of Applied Art at Helwan University in Cairo. Marwa’s work focuses on the human body as an attempt to show the evolution and the infinite conflict between some fundamental forms of existence that live in a state of permanent contradiction and antagonism. It is the discovery and the revelation of the relationship between form and essence, spirit and materiality, image and ideas.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 “Tree of Life”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2013 “Faceless”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2012 “The Journey”, Safarkhan Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2012 French Institute, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • 2012 French Institute, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2012 “Hiding”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2011 “Momentum”, Safarkhan Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2010 “Floral Sensation”, Safarkhan Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2010 “Memory”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2009 “Whisper”, Safarkhan Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon.
  • 2014 “AMEN”, A Prayer for the World, CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art, National Cathedral, Washington D.C, USA
  • 2014 Almarkhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2014 Carnevale delle Arti Visive Contemporanee, Rome, Italy.
  • 2014 Nord Art, Büdelsdorf, Germany.
  • 2014 “In Peace & with Compassion” CARAVAN Exhibition, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK
  • 2013 Abu Dhabi Art Fair, ARTSAWA Booth, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • 2013 Circa Gallery, Arles, France.
  • 2013 Parapod, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2013 International Museum of Women’s, Women’s Art & Voices
  • 2013 “In Peace & with Compassion” CARAVAN exhibition, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK.
  • 2013 China International Photographic Art Exhibition, Lishui, China.
  • 2012 (WEYA) 1st World Young Artists Festival, Nottingham, UK.
  • 2012 Liberation, A process review, Havre Magasinet, Sweden.
  • 2012 NordArt, Büdelsdorf, Germany.
  • 2012 23nd Salon of Young Artists, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2012 Egyptian Art Today, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 2012 Fann Midan Festival, Darb1718, European Union.
  • 2012 9th European Arab Festival of Photography, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 2011 Familiar Features Between Reality & Myth, FA Gallery, Kuwait.
  • 2011 22nd Salon of Young Artists, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2011 “From the Nile to the Merrimack: A Selection of Contemporary Art from Egypt”, UMASS University, USA.
  • 2011 “Still Valid: Selection of Contemporary Egyptian Art”, American University in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2011 Art & Music, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2011 8th European Arab Festival of Photography, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 2011 Multiple Visions, Safarkhan Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt. 2010 Why Not? Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt. 2010 5th Salon of Young Artists, Atelier D’Alexandrie, Egypt.
  • 2010 21st Salon of Young Artists, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2010 The Art Fund Collection, Forty West, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2010 “Pathways” Changing Focus Photography Competition, American University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2010 Selection of Egyptian photographers, Cairo Biennale, Egypt.
  • 2010 7th European Arab Festival of Photography, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 2009 4th Youth Salon, L’Atelier D’Alexandrie, Egypt.
  • 2009 “Signage Imaging & Media Exhibition & Conference”, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, UAE.
  • 2009 “UAE Images Exhibition”, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, UAE.
  • 2009 “Undercurrent: Contemporary Egyptian Art”, ARTSAWA, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2009 Invisible Presence: Looking at the body in contemporary Egyptian art, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2008 3rd Youth Salon, L’Atelier D’Alexandrie, Egypt.
  • 2008 19th Salon of Young Artists, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2008 1st International Media Art Forum for Youth (IMAFY) exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2007 2nd Youth Salon, L’Atelier D’Alexandrie, Egypt.
  • 2007 “West & East”, German Cultural Center, Egypt.

BIENNIALS

  • 2014 Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, UAE.
  • 2013 FIAB Color Print Biennial, Belgium.
  • 2012 Dak’Art | Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal.
  • 2012 Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, UAE.
  • 2011 9th Bamako Encounters: Biennale of African Photography, National Museum of Mali, Mali.
  • 2010 Biennale of Amsterdam, Holland.

PRIZES

  • 2013 Best Arab Photographer, Sharjah Photography Competition, UAE
  • 2012 FIAB Gold Medal, Al Thani Photography Award, Doha ,Qatar.
  • 2012 FIAB Medal, Emirates Photography Competition, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • 2012 Youth Salon of Cairo Number 23, Egypt.
  • 2012 Golden Prize, 9th European-Arab Photography Festival, Germany.