Nermine El Ansari (EGY)
Nermine El ansari was born in Suresnes (France) in 1975. She lives and works as a visual artist in Cairo (Egypt). In 1998 she received her diploma from the fine art school of Versailles (France) in painting. In 2002 she graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts (ENSBA) of Paris in multidisciplinary. In 2001, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the” Instituto Superior de Arte”(ISA) in la Havana (Cuba) for six months. Her work has been presented in various exhibitions in Egypt and abroad.
Nermine El ansari’s works range from painting to animation, notebooks to printing, photography to digital live drawing performance. Her earlier pieces were primarily concerned with the body-in human and beast form-often presenting a distorted view of her subjects and exploring a series of dualities and inversions. Over the last 10 years, she has focused on the urban constructions, border, territories and mapping- both real and imagined-and explores the binaries provoked by the urban landscape.