Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hend Samir is an Egyptian painter based in Amsterdam. Born in 1986, she graduated from the Helwan University of Fine Arts in 2008, and was the recipient of the Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting, 2021. Recent solo presentations include Hide and Seek, Harkawik New York (2022), Frieze London (2021), Running in a Skewed Daydream, Harkawik Los Angeles (2021), The Chocolate Bar of the Future, Medrar (2015), and Hula Hoop Labyrinth, Gallery Misr (2018). Group exhibitions include the 7th Cairo Video Festival at Medrar Gallery (2017), Photo Cairo 6 at CIC (2016) and Log-In at Darb 1718 (2016). Internationally, her work was featured in exhibitions in the US, Sweden, France, Spain and Belgium. Samir is an Artist-in-Residence at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.