Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (CA), US, 2006-2008

Bachelor of Arts in Art, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG, 2000-2005

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, GB, International Art History Summer School, 2004

Teaching activities

Part-time Tutor, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL, 2012-present

AKV/St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL, , workshop facilitator, 2009

Residencies and workshops

PiST///, BKVB, Istanbul, TR, 2011, 2012

ResO Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino, Italy, May-June 2011

CEIA, Belo Horizonte, BR, 2010 (workshop)

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, 2009-2010


2011 BKVB Startstipendium, NL

2010 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ICE), NL

2009 Institut Français des Pays-Bas

2009 Van den Berch van Heemstede Stichting, NL

2008 Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin (CA), US, Headlands Graduate Fellowship


2012 Finalist Celeste Prize, Rome IT (winner to be announced in December)

2012 Finalist illy Art Rotterdam Prize with Barbara Seiler Gallery

2011 Winner illy Present Future award , Artissima 18with Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick (jury was made of international museum directors and curators: Anne Ellegood - senior curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Tessa Giblin, visual art curator, Projects Art Centre, Dublin; Beatrix Ruf, executive, Kunsthalle Zurich)

2008 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, San Francisco (CA), US, finalist

2008 Barclay Simpson Award, San Francisco (CA), US, recipient

2007 SFMOMA, San Francisco (CA), US, , finalist

2005 National Art Competition, Cairo, EG, first prize

2000 American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG, , first prize