This Saudi Actress Is Set to Star Alongside Carey Mulligan in New BBC Drama

This Saudi Actress Is Set to Star Alongside Carey Mulligan in New BBC Drama

After starring in the first feature — Wadjda — to ever be shot completely in Saudi Arabia, this actress is set to make all Arabs proud with another huge step!     Saudi’s pride, Ahd Kamel, has recently shot for a new BBC show, Collateral, alongside Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan, that is set to air next February. […]

What You Missed: The Magical Closing of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival

What You Missed: The Magical Closing of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival

  If you’ve been living under a rock, and haven’t heard of the gigantic buzz around the epic closing of the Cairo International Film Festival, worry not, because I’m going to enlighten you. The 39th edition of the annual film festival was, by all means, memorable for all the right reasons!     To begin […]

ALEXBANK’s ‘Ebda3 Men Masr’ Tent Reigns Supreme at the International Handicrafts Show

ALEXBANK’s ‘Ebda3 Men Masr’ Tent Reigns Supreme at the International Handicrafts Show

For the second consecutive year, ALEXBANK’s vibrant and colorful Ebda3 Men Masr tent reigned supreme at the International Handicrafts Show (IHS). The event demanded to not just be attended, but experienced — and we honestly cannot wait for next year’s exhibition already. Before we delve into the intricate details of the event, let us enlighten […]

This Swiss Artist’s Stunning Illustrations of Lebanon Is All the Art You Need Today

This Swiss Artist’s Stunning Illustrations of Lebanon Is All the Art You Need Today

  Swiss graphic designer and illustrator Sraina Noetzli is fond of the beautiful city and people of Beirut. Her visits to the Middle East’s Paris inspired her to start “Beirut Contrasts,” a breathtaking series of illustrations that perfectly capture the city’s magic.     “I had been in Beirut several times and was always fascinated by this […]

VIDEO: Karim El-Hayawan’s ‘Cairo Cacophony’ Is the Definition of Art

VIDEO: Karim El-Hayawan’s ‘Cairo Cacophony’ Is the Definition of Art

Cairo Cacophony – 2017 from Karim El Hayawan on Vimeo.   Cairo is a very large, diverse and sophisticated city, where you can literally see art wherever you go. Egyptian street photographer, Karim El-Hayawan, gathered some of the city’s upcoming artists — from Menna Diaby to Reem Osama and much more —  to create a […]

This Stunning Photo Shoot Opened a Time Portal in Alexandria and Brought Back the Roman Empire

This Stunning Photo Shoot Opened a Time Portal in Alexandria and Brought Back the Roman Empire

Earlier this week, O art-studio released a stunning photo shoot where they dressed up some models in ancient Roman attire and roamed the streets of Alexandria.     The result, as you can see, is more beautiful than anyone could ever imagine.     Photography and art direction were made courtesy of Adel Essam and […]

These Photos of Saudi Pilots Breaking Their Fast Will Give You Goosebumps

These Photos of Saudi Pilots Breaking Their Fast Will Give You Goosebumps

  Mecca gets particularly crowded during the holy month of Ramadan. To ensure worshipers to remain as safe as possible, Saudi Arabia deployed pilots flying Black Hawk Choppers above Mecca’s Royal Clock Tower, monitoring and ensuring the safety of those on the ground.     A photographer took photos of two of the pilots breaking […]

It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

Idealists have been spamming my timeline recently with long Facebook posts and essay – like rants surrounding how this year’s Ramadan mosalsalat are not aligned nor reflective of Egyptian society’s values and traditions.   One mosalsal that is being particularly mentioned a lot in these kinds of rant-y posts is ‘La Totfe2 El Shams’. This is […]

6 Locations You Can Find Nile Co.’s Absolutely Gorgeous Tiles At

6 Locations You Can Find Nile Co.’s Absolutely Gorgeous Tiles At

  If you’ve seen the list of Nile Co.’s clientele, you’ll realize that you’ve probably walked all over their art at least once in your life. They’ve done work for some of Egypt’s most popular places, including, but not limited to, universities, public institutions, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, and sporting clubs.   Founded in 1942 by […]

Egyptian Artist Lina Mowafy Is One of Four Featured Artists Worldwide on Artsy

Egyptian Artist Lina Mowafy Is One of Four Featured Artists Worldwide on Artsy

by Ahmed El-Sherif

Put on your hypothetical beret and buckle up Cairo, as you’re about to be proud of someone else this month beside Essam El-Hadary.   Proud of our #LinaMowafy (@loully) for being selected on @artsy as one of only four featured #artists worldwide. Born in 1980, Mowafy is one of our best-selling #contemporary #Egyptian artists. Her […]