Moataz Nasr is a versatile artist who employs painting, sculpture, photography and video in order to create installations which allow the viewer a great freedom to explore.  His work borrows deeply from his native Egypt. He endeavours to describe a universal phenomenon which impacts people all over the world, wherever they come from: the spread of such afflictions as solitude, impotence against the changes which are rushing ahead, to an acute feeling of abandonment.

The artist, by an elegant and poetic approach really takes up the position as an observer of the far-reaching transformations which are affecting the contemporary world, and his numerous references to traditional culture only serve to underline these issues.


Moataz Nasr
Moataz Nasr
Alexandria, 1961

Past Exhibitions

Moataz Nasr: The Mountain

Meem Gallery
07/03/2019 — 16/05/2019

Continua Sphères Ensemble

16/09/2017 — 19/11/2017

Beloved Bodies II

Barjeel Art Foundation
01/03/2017 — 01/10/2017


Salsali Private Museum
13/03/2017 — 31/08/2017

Solo Shows

The Mountain, Egyptian Pavilion, 57th Biennale of Venice, Venice, IT

Avalanche, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, FR

Untitled, Art Talks gallery, Cairo, EG

The Journey of a Griffin, Villa Pacchiani Centro Espositivo, Santa Croce sull’Arno, IT
Harmonia, Centro Espositivo per le Arti Contemporanee SMS, San Michele degli Scalzi, Pisa, IT
Tectonic Shift, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, FR

Collision, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE Moataz Nasr / Hidden Landscape, Akershus Fortress, Oslo, NO
The Tunnel, Galleria Continua, Beijing, CN

Group Shows

2nd Yinchuan Biennale, curated by Marco Scotini, Yinchuan, CH
International Contemporary Art Exhibition ICAE, Yaravan, Armenia, AM
The Fabric of Felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RUS Persona Grata, Palais de la Porte Dorée – Musée National de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, FR
Abu Dhabi Art – Beyond, Al Jahili Fort, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ciao Italia, curated by Stéphane Mourlane and Dominique Païni, Musée National de l’Historie de l’Imigration, Paris, FR
Metropolis, Afriques Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, La Villette, Paris, FR

D’une Méditerranée, l’autre, curated by Francesco Bonami, Emanuela Mazzonis, Pascal Neveux and Ricardo Vazquez, FRAC Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, FR
Essentiel paysage, Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain, Foundation Alliances, Marrakesh, MA
Icastic-Anything to Declare?, Camera di Commercio, Prato, IT
Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Arts of Africa, curated by Karen Milbourne, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Washington US
Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, SN
Da Sud a Sud, Fondazione Corriere della Sera, Bari, IT
A place in Time, curated by Helen Pheby, Winter Sculpture Fair, Nirox, Krugersdorp, ZA

Follia Continua!, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, FR
Icastica, curated by Fabio Migliorati, Arezzo, IT
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, curated by Simon Njami, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, US
All The World’s a Mosque, Ancient Theatre of Carthage, Carthage, TN
Too early, too late: Middle East and Modernity, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna, IT
Forum européen Arts et Territoires, Abbaye de Noirlac, Bruère-Allichamps, FR

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Alexandria Country of birth: Egypt Date of birth: 1961