Born in 1976, Weaam el Masry is an Egyptian Cairo-based multi-award-winning visual artist. She is a painter who, at times, moves to photography, animation, and installation. She holds a PH.D. in media art from the Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University. El Masry will represent Egypt in the upcoming Biennale di Venezia starting April 2022.
El Masry’s works are in private and public collections, notably Bibliotheca Alexandrina; The Museum of Egyptian Modern Art, and private collections in Egypt, Germany, the USA, and Spain. Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, Biennales, and museums locally and internationally, notably the 5th Beijing International Art Biennale 2012 (China), One Minute Film & Video Festival in Aarau 2008 (Switzerland), The Egyptian Museum of Contemporary Art, and many groups and solo exhibitions in Egypt and abroad. With over 25 awards and scholarships from different institutions in Egypt and abroad; for example, but not limited to; the Culture Resource Award for Artistic Production for Young Arab Artists & Writers (the Arab region), D.A.A.D (Germany), The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, Pro-Helvetia (the Swiss Arts Council), Alexandria library (Egypt), Kulturamt Düsseldorf (Germany) and over 53 exhibitions under her belt.