Waiting 2015, The exhibition „There Are Too Many Walls But Not Enough Bridges“ at the Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil, Zurich, Switzerland.
Queue, is lining up a group of people in a single line waiting for something … usually a queue in Egypt waiting for the basic ways of life, like gas pipes or waiting for bread and consumer goods … census in Egypt large this is what make life difficult, Few opportunities and everything has become difficult to obtain ..simplest things become hard and we have more than waiting and waiting.
The ancient Egyptians in their artworks represent Mural temples of scenes of Egyptians lining up in a queue in the system, beauty and dazzling, the same scene after the revolution, they were in a queue waiting for the elections, after the Arab Spring, Egyptians for the first time have the right to elected, to choose them new president and try a new thing they did not know of it before.
That was the queue of freedom .. to be free to choose who will representative and lead you, whether if that’s right or wrong choice but it became real, although it’s five years since the revolution happened, Egyptians still in the queue, the same queue in ancient Egyptian history, standing and waiting for something to change the present, be out of date and fall on his future.
We are inside a lying lion, who was born at a great civilization, but we are expected to wake him up, we walked inside and waiting for history to promote the Sphinx to return back to the glory of the Egyptian history.
Beauty From Egypt, Cairo Exhibition 2015, AB-Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland.
3 Pieces Pastel & Pencil on Paper size 200 x 140 Cm for one piece.
Nefertiti, sekhemka, The Ancient Egyptian Writer, Isis, Osiris, and all other old Pharaonic Egyptian sculptures, have been stolen and sold with a very low price with or without buyers’ documents. The stolen Egyptian sculptures were shipped outside Egypt to decorate European museums and rich people’s houses. Thousands and thousands of antiques that present the history of Pharaonic Egypt were smuggled outside of Egypt. Till now, the Egyptian government failed to return them back.
Before 1835, it was a customary that half the discovered tomb’s treasures goes to the discoverer. However, such a mutual agreement was canceled by a new law, which helped the Egyptian Antiquities Authority to legally ship the treasure outside. Except, mafia antiques is very active in Luxor, as they spread the local streets, carrying stolen sculptures in their pockets, looking for an interested buyer. These mafias are nothing but thieves who are constantly searching and digging for the hidden treasures of rich ancient art. Usually, they sell the antiques to cover their daily expenses while living a hard, unbearable life.
During the Arab Spring revolutions some of the artifacts had been stolen from the Egyptian Museum and some archaeological sites in the absence of security, in that period, which agitated the global public opinion, again.
In my project, I’m trying to explain the relation between the Egyptian painful reality and the past, how our ancient history was sold and smuggled in a plastic bag and a piece of paper or other means, and hand delivered to the outside world; how the gap between a civilization that consumes and the one that produce, yet we are all the same people.
I’m trying to imagine the disregard of our history and the people who sold it. This makes you rethink the value of what we have lost as Egyptians and that fact that it was already too late to realize the naked, painful truth.
Tax (ن) wall Drawing 2014, Cairo, Egypt.
I made this project to support Christians in Mosel, Iraq.
ن This is an Arabic letter which is being painted on Christians home in Mosel, Iraq to identify them as Christians. They have been given the ultimatum to leave, pay a heavy tax, convert, or die by the sword ..by noon tomorrow.
Movement Exhibition 2014 in Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland.
Drawing on Paper size 12×2 meter.
During my Stay in Zurich and while watching daily life in streets, dealing with people, and how they stand and how they walk and how the space which is very accurate and it tends to be calculated and very constant.
Comparing to Egypt and my previous projects about means of transportation and streets and how the space is very narrow which tends to vanish or disappear between people … I find myself here in a very big space around me, not only I can fill it but also I can feel very big and I can move in it with freedom and even in a chaotic way to broke this system.
Despite the painting looks mythic and childish like a story of a giant in wonderland but I try to show my experience … of what I see and feel..
Auto Ignition 2014, Luzern, Switzerland.
A sarcastic documentary for the “Spring revolution” situations that Egypt went through since 2011 till this time, as it became a black comedy passing through all the protests, chaos, along with citizens daily and essential needs of electricity outage, gasoline also food more over safety and discipline, and finally the development of the Egyptian constitution, which took a long time to be approved by all of the people and all political parties.
The project combines two distinct periods of their common factor between the Renaissance in Italy in the period arts departed under the rule of religious dominion in the era of artists like Michelangelo, who was known by his power in the representation of religious works point of his own, which was against seeing the Vatican at that time and what they called the ruling religious in Egypt (Renaissance).
Michelangelo’s art and its characteristics religious majestic have been recast to fit events in Egyptian ironic to be the basis for the integration of these two periods. The two are linked by thought religious as if the Egyptian constitution is the statue of the prophet Moses, who sat along with Law Tablet (Sharia). comparison shows how that period in which the religious power controlling in Egypt is the only head of state and attributed to the basics of soldierly is the parents in control of the state and the development of basic laws or in the period in which the police are weak and cannot defend themselves and become in a difficult position of being one of the strong former regime and its mechanisms , which were established policies in the street and protect powers and is now in the form of the old regime and became killed a lot to make people sympathize with them and support them to return the security again ( the statue of Pietà ) , or in the presidential election , which was used by the vote-buying in bribing poor Egyptians who are what represent the majority of people with the necessary basic requirements such as food and gas canister and other ( Creating Adam’s) .
Colors base were broken in the works of Michelangelo, in which where the dark colors were part of the reasons why his works tends to be dramatic, reflecting prestige and power, and that was reason to highlight the story of religious strongly and to be revised once again with colors that are extremely different modern fit. What we live out from the destruction of thoughts and perception of shell facts and the high tempo is the reason behind everything new and impressive.
Mina’s project …. The afterlife attempt Wall Painting 2014 in Bernau Schwarzwald, Germany.
The ancient Egyptian religion was the basis of philosophical thought and the essence of in ancient Egyptian life.
Beliefs of the ancient Egyptian are the expression of human thoughts for the various life values: religious, politics and social, along with the basic faith of the afterlife (death) until the matter of coming back to life again.. still the idea, and after millions of centuries well-established entity in the Egyptian despite differences and stages experienced …it is still occupied by religious thought and its relationship to power and governance and his determination to leave a mark may be is part of the philosophy of immortality thought about the ancient Egyptian.
Mina’s project… King Mina was the first king of the First Dynasty pharaohs 3200 BC whom was able to unite the two countries (the two kingdoms north and south) and make Egypt a one country. King Mina was the first to leave a mark in the history of Egypt by creating a new era for Egyptian civilization. After all this time the Egyptian still preoccupied with the idea of power and governance and unification of the country that have not divided geographically but split subconsciously between people as the seat of government became imposed due to the reason of pressure of difference between the general public.
Mina (as a member of the nation) still carries the burden of the split and still dreaming of the union. fuse all sides…Uniting Egypt.
Wall Drawing 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Egypt Election 2014 The Second Part.
Against Me Wall Drawing in Sixth Floor Art exhibition 2013, Cairo, Egypt.
Drawing on wall space with mirror.
We wrestle for vacuum, that does not have a space where we stand, we no longer have a special place, pushing each other in order to take less of our right to life, pushing each other to get to the same fate, we are now heading to the same place cooped up in a small area, we have the same destiny.
The Holy Heart Wall Drawing, salon of Youth 2012, Cairo, Egypt.
Drawing on wall size 300 x 300 cm.
The art Work is several cases of screaming and crying in the sequence for mother. Her Son was killed in the demonstrations and her heart represents the extent of the pain and anger that may feel because of her pain division in heart indicated the extent of the pain.
The art work mix between the style of Realism and Pop Art .
Here and there Art Residency Exhibition 2012 in El Centre d’Art i Natura, Farrera, Spain.
Mina will be looking for his experience there in the middle of nature of Farrera Spain by creating works of art shows where he moved from one region to another and he will be a part of the work in the center of the new space and how he will deal with space and nature around him .. There will be a replacement of the elements and tools used before, where the trees, mountains, and others are elements in his art after he was here in Egypt, the walls and the crowds and gatherings of people is what he finds around him and used in his works .in an attempt to live again in the natural region after no relationship with nature and we no longer feel we are trying to get used to the new environment, discovering and resolving natural elements to reach the phase equilibrium based on nature.
Shubra Line Drawing & Sound installation Art 2012 Cairo, Egypt.
A collaborative installation between the artists Yara Mekawei & Mina Nasr
It’s just five minutes between one Metro station and the other in Cairo. Five minutes is enough to catch a glimpse of various characters: vendors, workers, travelers, and students. And, to hear the many ambient sounds: discussions between small groups of friends; people debating society and politics; the voices of vendors selling their wares, raising their voices above the sound of the train; sounds we are so accustomed to that we have learned to ignore; the sound of Egyptian pop that you hear sometimes coming from a mobile phone; or, someone sitting or standing next to you, speaking to no one but himself in a loud voice for the whole trip.
If you are a Metro passenger or not, “Shubra Line” invites you into this world, to understand it differently. This exhibition takes you on a transformed path, where you might hear something different along the way.
Egypt Election Wall Drawing 2012 Cairo, Egypt.
“Visionary Africa: Art at Work” Exhibition an itinerant project exemplifying cultural cooperation between Africa and Europe.
The 20th egyptian character Drawing by Digital pen and printed vinel on wall presented in Al azhar park exhibition
Cairo – Egypt .
The project talking about egypt election 2011 .
Complex Video Installation 2011 Cairo, Egypt.
Video and Drawing on wall size 200 x 170 cm presented in salon of youth exhibition.
Text” Contemporary Conceptual Art Exhibition Wall Drawing 2011 Cairo, Egypt.
Drawing 6 Portrait on wall size 60x60cm with stencil presented in Darb17 18 exhibition.
The project is to ask a question (what is happening now ?) to some people to try to extract what is preoccupying the minds of people and then draw the faces of People on the wall and writing the answers on the drawing to access the status and content the art work, In the end you say your opinion and recorded.
Computer Graphic 2012 Germany.
Exhibition Project in Goethe Institut Freiburg Occasion exists since 50 years.
Mixed Media 2011 (3 Pieces) Cairo, Egypt.
Demonstrations are everywhere in the Middle East against the corrupted authorities. Egypt and Tunisia have common events that took place in those two countries, the appearance in the media to try to talk to the civilians and oer some concessions to absorb their anger.The same scenario happened in Egypt as happened in Tunisia like sit-in -elds and writing slogans requesting the president resign and to dissolve the government which led to this result in both countries.
The Enemy Wall Drawing 2010 Cairo, Egypt.
Drawing on wall size 600×300 cm presented in salon of youth exhibition.
This project talking about the wars that humanity faces, and how they are not wars of blood, but the wars of life in this time and the moving towards one direction That have human does not use his mind to think where he was going on, but drifted into the holds of the direction that led him to destroy it and make the body motionless.