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Who Am I?

I am a visual artist; born and raised in Cairo - Egypt, and currently based in Cairo. My studies in fine art came after I left behind a career in banking. I  moved to London in 2016 to study Master of Arts - 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 Egypt and COPELOUZOS Family Museum in Greece.

In 2021, my works were auctioned and acquired in London for the benefit of eliminating hepatitis C from the UK.

My first solo show was in 2017 at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau in London; my second solo show was in Cairo in February 2019,  and my third solo show was in Janauary 2023 in Shagaret El Dor Restaurant in Cairo.

I am being represented by Janet Rady Fine Art gallery in London. 

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 be unnoticed or ignored. All of my works are signed and dated on reverse.

Academic Background

2017 -  Master of Arts  - Painting  - Wimbledon College of Arts - University of the Arts London - UK

2021 - Diploma from LVMH “Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton” with special focus on Creation & Branding and Customer Experience.

2019 - Fundamentals of Neuroscience (online course) - Harvard University - USA

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

Awards / Milestones

- November 2023 - my painting "Alf Mabrouk" was included in a printed prayer booklet by Missio organisation in Germany

- January 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.

- 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


Dec - Jan' 23 - 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


AUG 2023 - "Travel Africa" - exhibition curated by Singulart  Fine Art gallery. France.

May 2022 - "Lettuce Loved the Rain" - exhibition curated 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    

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



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 (link

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