Hanan El Sheikh
Hanan El Sheikh, born in Cairo 1973, where she currently lives and works. She graduated with a B.Sc. from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University in Cairo in 1996 and a M.A. in Islamic painting in 2003 then a PhD. in art philosophy 2009. She has taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts since 1998. El Sheikh has devoted much time to arts education for children since 1996, teaching at the El Gezira Club, the summer school of the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Neda pre-school for deaf children and as an ABACUS instructor at UC MAS Egypt. El Sheikh has also set her talent to the stage, painting most of the backdrops of the stage scenes for the Cairo Opera House Theatre between 1996-2001, for productions by companies such as Opera Taiess and Ballet of Osiers. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, biennales and events, in Egypt and abroad, and received several awards for her work, which is now represented in private national and international collections.