Hend Samir

Born 1986

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.

Exhibitions

Hide and Seek

Apr 9 - May 12, 2022

Running in a Skewed Daydream

Jan 30 - Mar 6, 2021

Selected Works

Education

2022
Diploma
Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Helwan University Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt

Solo

2021
Harkawik, New York, NY
London, UK
Harkawik, Los Angeles, CA
2018
Hula Hoop Labyrinth
Gallery Misr, Cairo, Egypt
2015
The Chocolate Bar of The Future
Medrar for Contemporary Arts, Cairo, Egypt

Group

2021
NADA Miami, Miami, FL
Trailblazers: Royal Award for Modern Painting
Royal Palace, Amsterdam, NL
2019
In Conversation: A Painting Show
Sharjah Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
2018
DelicARTessen17
Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain
2017
DelicARTessen16
Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain
Photo Cairo 6
Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Photo Cairo 6
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt
8th Cairo Video Festival
Institut Français d’Égypte, Mounira, Egypt
2016
DelicARTessen15
Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain
My Favorite Things
Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
Log-In
Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt
2015
Roznama 4
Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
2014
Roznama 3
Medrar for Contemporary Arts, Cairo, Egypt
2012
Macaroni Harmony
Darb 1718, Abdin Square, Cairo, Egypt
Elections Exhibition
Darb 1718, Old Cairo, Egypt
2011
Sites of Passage
Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburg, PA
2010
Saturated Souls
Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt

Press