Born in Cairo, Egypt, 1961. Lives and works in Cairo.)
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, Washington, 2017). In 2017 he was selected to represent Egypt at the 57th Venice Biennale. The work presented in the Egyptian Pavilion was an immersive installation showing the original film “The Mountain”. In June 2018 Moataz Nasr will participate in the Yinchuan Biennale, China, curated by Marco Scotini.
Photo by Antoine Tempé. Image courtesy of the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana