About

DrMina Nasr (b. 1983) is an Egyptian visual artist based in Cairo. Through his research in architecture, history and geography, Nasr’s work is directed towards the concept of modern identity and its impact on the culture of coexistence in the surrounding environment. In his projects, and after his involvement in civil and political rights issues during the Arab Spring, he comes to address future community concerns by cloning abstract elements as a critical concept of the methodology of individuals within a single system, which he translates by oscillating between the consistency of form energy and the fragility of matter. Nasr uses drawing, sculpture and installation, he creates links between the various elements that he made and arranges them in an alternative space, where its configurations seem simple and familiar, but it is actually a product of a stock of signs that he reaches during his exploration and continuous experimentation, which raises questions and creates new directions leading to his next projects. Nasr received several awards, grants, art residencies from institutions; most notably: Fulbright Scholarship, USA; Pier-2 Art Center, Taiwan; Goethe Institut, Germany; Pro Helvetia, Switzerland; Jiwar Creation & Society, Spain; The European Capital of Culture, Paphos 2017, Cyprus; Mosan Art Museum, South Korea; Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Japan and Africa Center, South Africa. Nasr’s Exhibitions include: Transitorisches Museum, Pfyn, Switzerland (2018); Uqbar Gallery, CTM Festival, Berlin, Germany (2016); Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland (2015) and Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland (2014).