b. 1961, Egypt

Moataz Nasr Biography

In November 2008, Nasr founded 'Darb 1718' an Egyptian contemporary art and culture center located in the Fustat area of Old Cairo. It is a registered non-profit organization with the stated mission of being “a trampoline to advance the burgeoning contemporary art movement in Egypt.” It also aims at presenting local and international contemporary art, archiving artwork and maintaining a comprehensive database of art in Egypt and the MENA area, as well as acting as an educational front through providing workshops, projects and film screenings. The center also aims to engage the local Fustat community through community service and outreach programs. 

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Nasr has participated in many exhibitions and has won many awards including: the Prize of Painting in the Heliorama exhibition at the French Cultural center in Cairo in 1997; the Grand Prize in the 8th International Cairo Biennale in 2001; the Biennale Prize at the Dakar Biennale in Senegal in 2002;  the Ministry of Culture Prize, Dak’art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal in 2004 and the Grand Prize, Sharjah Bienniale, U.A.E in 2005.

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