Nadia Mounier Elsayed is a visual artist, mainly working with photography and video. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in applied arts from Hulwan University, Cairo, in 2010 and has been participating in several workshops and art programs since then. After completing her postgradual studies at MASS Alexandria, an independent arts space, Mounier opened her first solo exhibition I will defend myself, at Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), in Cairo. In cooperation with the arts collective Cairo Bats she tackles the multifaceted potential of urban structures in Cairo.
Her work mainly centers on image theory and the circulation of images between private and public contexts and their effect on people’s self-perception in the Arab world. Furthermore, she practices »street photography« and documentary photography which brings the marginal and the unusual into an elaborate composition. The portrayal of the everyday’s aesthetic is her main concern.
Mounier has participated in numerous residency programs such as the youth camp of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF)/ Egypt and the Maroc Artist Meeting (MAM)/ Marrakech / Morocco. Her work was featured in different publications such as What Remains - The Golden Records at Fotogalleriet or Alexandria: City Guide, to be published by AUC, Cairo.
Nadia Mounier is a fellow in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden.