Contemporary Arts

Eman Abdou

Eman Abdou is a Cairo-based visual artist. In 2001, she graduated first of her year from the Faculty of Fine Arts› Painting Department, Helwan University, and since then painting has been her major field of interest for her practice besides working and media. Abdou started working as a teacher assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University and by 2004 she moved to England and lived in Loughborough for three years, where she got an excellent chance to study delivering learning at Loughborough College. In 2009 she completed her MA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, and her thesis was titled “The Effects of Conceptual Art on Contemporary Art.”


Abdou is currently pursuing her PhD at Helwan University entitled “Egyptian Art and its Relation to Politics Since 1990 Until Now,” and assistant lecturer at the Painting Department over the past years, Abdou has participated in the Intensive Study Program (ISP) at The Townhouse Gallery for contemporary art on the ‹Historiography of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East.› She has also been teaching different art courses to a wide variety of international students, and participated in selective group exhibitions in Egypt and abroad, such as The Wallpaper Exhibition in Art & Design, Barcelona (2011); and published in books such as Egyptian Rights and Duties (2011).

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