Biography

Sabah Naim was born in 1967, she lives and works in Cairo, where she is a Professorat the College of Art Education. She received a BFA, MFA and a PhD from the College of Art Education in Cairo. Sabah Naim’s key source of inspiration is the anonymity of Cairo’s streets and its passers by – examining both tangible reality and fantasy world. More recently, Sabah Naim introduced embroidery to her work, pushing her images into three dimensions. Combining photography with hand painted motifs, Naim questions binaries such as contemporary and traditional, masculine and feminine, fine art and craft. Naim’s work is in the permanent collection of the British Museum, London; the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo; and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Cairo.