© 2019 by Wafaa Samir.
 

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Bio

Photographer Wafaa Samir lives and works in Cairo. Her work explores two main tracks; our relationships with urbanism and physical spaces, and a figurative representation of emotions and states of mind. She alternates her attention between these outer and inner worlds, approaching each very differently.

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Samir earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in 2013. In parallel she nurtured her interest in photography and actively showcased in many group exhibitions In Cairo, Germany, Belgium, France and Dubai. Her participation at the 26th edition of the Youth Salon in Cairo earned her the Photography Award. In 2015 one of her photographs was selected as the official poster image for the 1st Biennale des Photographes du monde arabe, and another one was chosen as the poster for Mooov Film Festival, in which Samir also served as a jury member.

Selected Exhibitions

The Arab streets                      
Gulf photo plus, Dubai  


SEPTEMBER 2019

Biennale des photographes du monde arabe                         
Arab World Institute, Paris  


NOVEMBER 2015

Nord art                        
Büdelsdorf, Germany 


JUNE 2015

Depict                         
Women’s association, Cairo 


MARCH 2015

Red line                        
Bayt Al-Senary, Cairo 


2014

The Egyptian revolution                        
The Unesco residence, Paris  


2012

Nile Salon                      
Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum, Cairo  


NOVEMBER 2017

The 26th Youth Salon                      
Opera House, Cairo 


OCTOBER 2015

Foto expo                      
We claim the streets, Belgium  


APRIL 2015

Layer of green                       
CIC, Cairo


2014

The streaming festival 8th edition         
Online exhibition  


2013

Saturated souls                       
Darb 1718, Cairo  


2010

Awards

Nile Salon jury Award 


CAIRO - 2017

first place in Nahr Al-bahr competition


CAIRO - 2012

youth salon photography award


CAIRO - 2015

second place in Sakia competition


CAIRO- 2012

Workshops &
art residencies

Food Ethnography workshop

Instructor: Mai Amer


CIC, CAIRO - 2019

Sowing Seeds art residency


INDIA - 2018

North south (culture diversity support program)


BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT - 2015

Art handling workshop

instructors: Saad Samir and Lucy Till-Awny


TOWNHOUSE, CAIRO- 2014

Layer of green photography workshop

instructors: Rana El-Nemr and Jens Liebchen


CIC, CAIRO - 2014

Week of light workshop

instructor: Jorge Heieck


CAIRO - 2013

The wrong image workshop

instructor: Osama Dawod


CIC, CAIRO - 2012

The firefly tunnel project 

instructor: Tavia Lafollette


CAIRO- 2010