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Who Am I?

I am a visual artist; born and raised in Cairo - Egypt, and currently based in Cairo. After a long career in banking, I discovered my passion for art and therefore moved to London in 2016 to study Masters in fine art - painting at University of the Arts London.

Since 2017, my works were included in a number of group exhibitions in Egypt, UK, China and India. 

In addition, I  joined a number of international biennales among which “Dafen International Oil Biennale” in China, and “Ars Electronica” in Austria, and was selected for the Chisinau International Oil Biennale in Moldova.

My works are included in several private and public collections in the USA, UK, China, Greece and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

My works are among the permanent collection of Dafen Museum in China, the Children Museum in Cairo, Egypt and COPELOUZOS Family Museum in Greece.

In 2021, my works were acquired in a public auction in London for the benefit of eliminating hepatitis C from the UK.

My first solo show was in July 2017 at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau in London, whereas my second solo show was in Cairo in February 2019. And my third solo show was in December 2022 in Shagaret El Dor Restaurant in Cairo.

I am being represented by Janet Rady Fine Art gallery in London and Singulart of France. All works are signed and dated on reverse.

I also studied neuroscience with Harvard which informed my current body of work.


What do I do?

I work towards commissions; public and private.

My works are informed by neuroscience. However, they are not illustrations of the neural network, but are rather a close up on certain human emotions. Those emotions that we unconsciously tend to hide or ignore. My work magnifies those emotions so that they become hard to unnoticed or ignore.

Academic Background

2019 - Fundamentals of Neuroscience - Harvard University - USA

2017 -  Masters of Fine Art  - Painting  - Wimbledon College of Arts - University of the Arts London - UK

2007 - Masters of Business Administration - Maastricht School of Management - The Netherlands

Awards / Milestones

2023- was commissioned a piece "New Moon" for COPELOUZOS Family Museum in Athens Greece.

2021- 4 pieces were auctioned in London - UK for the benefit of Hep. C Trust, 2 pieces were acquired. The remaining 2 pieces are now amongst the public collection of the Hepatitis C Trust in London - UK. Please visit the "Commissions" page.

Dec' 21 - Awarded the Inside LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) certificate, with special focus on Creation & Branding and Customer Experience.

- September 2021, my painting "I Just Try to Hear" was selected for the International Painting Biennial of Chisinau, Moldova, which took place at the National Art Museum of Moldova between the 22nd of September and the 17th of October 2021.

-  September 2020, joined Ars Electronica festival in Austria. 

-  September 2020, ( Don't Fall Off the Cleft) was featured in Art Hole Magazine - UK.

- May 2020, received the ThinkdesignerArt Studio judging panel award for best artwork presented.

 - My painting (Cairo 1900) was selected for exhibition at the Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale - Shenzhen - China November 2018.

- "Cairo 1900" is now among the permanent collection of the Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen, china. 

Selected Exhibitions


December 2022 - A solo exhibiton at Shagaret El Dor Restaurant in Cairo - Egypt

Feb 2019 - Painting - The Egyptian Center for International Cooperation - Cairo - Egypt

Jul 2017 - And so it All Begins - The  Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau in London  - UK


May 2022 - "Lettuce Loved the Rain - online exhibition organised by Janet Rady Fine Art gallery. London - UK.

Feb’21 – Spring – ThinkDesigner Art - India 

SEP’20 – Noise in Online Places – a collaboration project, featuring various artists from Europe, Asia and Africa.  NIOP took part  in the "Ars Electronica" festival 2020 - Austria.

July 2020 - Walls in Online Places (vol.2) - organised by University of the Arts London - London - United Kingdom    

10-17 May 2020 - Ecstacy 2020 - online exhibition by ThinkDesigner Art Studio - Jaipur (Rajasthan) - India

Feb 2019 - Dafen Art Museum - Shenzhen - China

Nov- Dec'18 - Dafen International Oil Biennale - Red Cube Public Art Gallery - Shenzhen - China 

JUL 2018 - Contemporary Art of the Middle East - Wetpaint Gallery - Gloucestershire- UK

May 2018 - A Night of Fine Art & Music - Mowbray House Kensington Row - London - UK

April 2018 - The Spring Salon - El Sawy Cultural Wheel - Cairo - Egypt

Sep 2017 - Unframed - Wimbledon College of Arts - London - UK

Sep 2017 - Wimbledon Summer Show - Wimbledon College of Arts - London - UK

Jun 2017 - A Sharp Intake of Breath - Lewisham Art House - London - UK

Apr 2016 - Makamat Lawneya - The Pharaonic Village -  Cairo - Egypt


  • September 2020 - featured in Art Hole magazine - UK

  • February 2019 - review by Women of Egypt magazine

Permanent Collections

  • Public collection: COPELOUZOS Family Museum - Athens - Greece

  • Public collection: Hepatitis C Trust - London - UK

  • Public collection: The Children Museum - Cairo - Egypt

  • Public Collection: Dafen Art Museum  - Shenzhen – China

  • Public Collection: The Egyptian Cultural Bureau - London, UK

  • Private Collection: CO, USA

  • Private Collections: various, London, UK

  • Private Collections: various, Cairo, Egypt



  • Colour: An essay that explores colour as perceived by various disciplines of art

  • How Do Artists Inform their Colour Choice in Flower Paintings? An essay that explores whether artists inform their flower paintings by colour theories

  • Flowers & Meaning: An essay that explores what flowers signified in historical and contemporary paintings  ( )

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