Hend Samir

Born 1986 in Cairo, Egypt

Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hend Samir is an Egyptian artist based in Amsterdam and Cairo, working primarily with painting, as well as printmaking, mixed media and video. Born in 1986, she graduated from the Helwan University Faculty of Fine Arts, Printed Designs department in 2008. Samir is a co-winner of ‘Roz-nama 3’ competition in 2014 leading to a solo show at Medrar Gallery. Samir’s solo shows include Running in a Skewed Daydream, Real Pain (2021), The Chocolate Bar of the Future, Medrar (2015), and Hula Hoop Labyrinth, Gallery Misr (2018). Her groups show include the 7th Cairo Video Festival at Medrar Gallery (2017), Photo Cairo 6 at CIC (2016) and Log-In at Darb 1718 (2016). Internationally, her work was featured in exhibitions in the US, Sweden, France, Spain and Belgium. Samir is an Artist-in-Residence at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Exhibitions

Running in a Skewed Daydream

Jan 30 - Mar 6, 2021

Selected Works

Education

2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Helwan University Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt

Solo

2021
Running in a Skewed Daydream
Real Pain, Los Angeles, CA
2018
Hula Hoop Labyrinth
Gallery Misr, Cairo, Egypt
2017
Photo Cairo 6 Shadows of the Imperceptible
Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Shadows of the Imperceptible: Photo Cairo 6
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt
8th Cairo Video Festival
Institut Français d’Égypte, Mounira, Egypt
2015
The Chocolate Bar of The Future
Medrar for Contemporary Arts, Cairo, Egypt
2014
Mohamed Abla Competition
Salah Taher Hall, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
Roznama 3
Medrar for Contemporary Arts, Cairo, Egypt
2012
Macaroni Harmony
Darb 1718, Abdin Square, Cairo, Egypt
Elections Exhibition
Darb 1718, Old Cairo, Egypt
Agenda Exhibition
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
PULSE II
Tache Art Gallery, Designopolis, Cairo, Egypt
The Revolution
Palace of Arts, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
2011
Sites of Passage
Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburg, PA
Youth Salon
Palace of Arts, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
Pulse Exhibition
Tache Art Gallery, Designopolis, Cairo, Egypt
2010
Saturated Souls 2
Syndicate of Plastic Arts, Cairo, Egypt

Group

2021
Open Studios
Amsterdam Art Week, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019
In Conversation: A Painting Show
Sharjah Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Roznama 7
Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
2017
DelicARTessen16
Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain
PhotoCairo 6
Contemporary Image Collective, CIC, Cairo, Egypt
2016
DelicARTessen15
Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain
My Favorite Things
Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
Log-In
Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt
2015
Roznama 4
Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Super Market Art Fair
Stockholm, Sweden
2014
Youth Salon 25
Palace of Arts, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
7 Egyptian Artists
Al Hanager Art Center, Opera Ground, Egypt
2013
Collage Group Exhibition
Darb 1718, Old Cairo, Egypt
2011
Fayoum Winter Academy Showcase
Cairo Atelier, Cairo, Egypt
Art and Color
Cairo Atelier, Cairo, Egypt
2010
Saturated Souls
Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt

Press