Art d’Egypte is a platform with the sole aim of promoting Egyptian art and heritage on both a local and international level. Each year the exhibition showcases contemporary Egyptian art in a different heritage site in Cairo, linking our breathtakingly rich history to our very creative present. Art d’Egypte’s first-ever exhibition, titled “Eternal Light”, was hosted back in 2017 at the Egyptian Museum, followed by “Nothing Vanishes, Everything Transforms” that took place at Manial Palace in 2018. “Reimagined Narratives” was the third annual exhibition, showcased in Old Cairo’s Al-Mu’izz Street earlier this year.
The Art d’Egypte exhibition was founded back in 2005 by the multi-talented professional, Nadine Abdel Ghaffar. Her hard work and dedication to both art and design helped her enhance the cultural and social development scene in Egypt. With this Egyptian art initiative, she aims to encourage the modern and contemporary art scene on an exclusive level by hosting annual art exhibitions at different historical sites in Egypt. The initiative not only promotes Egyptian art nationally and internationally, it also revives some of the country’s important heritage sites.
This year, Art d’Egypte is collaborating with Karim Francis gallery for the very first time at the Abu Dhabi Art fair this November, showcasing the art of artists like Adam Hunein, Ahmed Askalany, Hazem Mestikawy and Nihal Wahby. Their work is related to Egyptian culture and heritage, so they’re just perfect for the strong vision of Art d’Egypte; linking history to contemporary art.
Art d’Egypte’s booth will present a number of Egyptian artists, varying in style, discipline and background, both young and old. It will also serve as an overview of their previous exhibitions that took place during the past few years to give the viewers a glimpse of the exhibitions they didn’t get the chance to visit, but now can, exclusively in Abu Dhabi.