Moataz Nasr

Year of Birth: 1961
Country: Egypt

Moataz Nasr was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1961. He lives and works in Cairo. He 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. In 2017, he was selected to represent Egypt during the 57th Venice Biennale. Among the most recent solo shows are The Liminal Space, in Castel del Monte, Andria and Paradise Lost in Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, both held in 2019. Among the group shows include the 50th Venice Biennial (2003) and the 25th São Paulo Biennial (2004). Nasr has won several awards, such as the Grand Prix at the 8th International Cairo Biennial (2001) and the Grand Prize of the 7th Sharjah Biennial (2005).