About

Bio:

Wafaa is a photographer and a visual artist based in Cairo, Egypt. She studied architecture at the faculty of fine arts, Helwan University and received her BA in 2013. Her passion for photography started in 2010 and She currently works as a freelance photographer and designer. Wafaa’s work is a reflection of subjects like identity, self-exploration and city observation. In 2015 she won the 26th youth salon photography prize, and in 2012 she won the first place at Nahr Albahr competition. She has participated in many collaborative art projects and her work got exhibited in Egypt, Paris, Belgium and Germany.

Awards & Honors:

• The 26th youth salon prize, photography section, Cairo - 2015
• Behance appreciation award In the portfolio reviews week in Cairo - 2013
• first place in Nahr Al-bahr competition (photography and computer graphic section) - 2012
• second place in Sakia annual photography competition (general section) - 2012
• Jury prize in National geo youth photography competition in Cairo - 2011 

Solo exhibitions: 

• Self portraits at Artist embassy in Turnhout, Belgium – April 2015 

Group exhibitions and art festivals:

• Biennale des photographes du monde arabe in Paris - November 2015
• The 26th youth salon in Cairo - October 2015
• Nord art in Germany - June 2015
• Foto expo at (We claim the streets) in Belgium - April 2015
• Depict at Women’s association in Cairo - March 2015
 • Layer of green at CIC in Cairo - 2014 • Red line exhibit at Bayt Al-Senary in Cairo- 2014
• Black and white exhibit at photopia in Cairo- 2013
• The streaming festival 8th edition - 2013
• Week of light at Artellewa - 2013
• The Egyptian revolution (18 days of action) – at the UNESCO residence in Paris – 2012
• Festival des rencontres de l’image - 2012
• The Sawy cultural wheel salon for small art pieces - 2012
• Tahrir Exhibition at Sadat Metro station - 2011
• The revolution at Sawy cultural wheel - 2011
• Eyes of Dahab island at Dahab Island - 2010
• Art and color at Cairo atelier - 2010
• Saturated souls 2 at opera house - 2010
• Saturated souls at Darb 17 18 - 2010
• Ramadan days at Saad Zaghlol cultural center - 2010
• The Sakia charity exhibition at Sawy cultural wheel - 2010