Yasmine El Hazek

Yasmine El Hazek is born and raised in Egypt. Starting her artistic career from a young age, El Hazek has developed a keen interest in people, and devoted the start of her artistic experimentations to portraying them.

Highly influenced by all the different faces, from humans to animals to her fantastical composite creatures of both, that Egypt has to offer, Yasmine El Hazek has started painting the wide range of expressions and moments that she has witnessed or imagined.

With an astute sense of observation and a healthy mixture of humour, satire and empathy, Yasmine would frequently roam the streets of Cairo and sketch people and their surroundings people to capture the beauty that many passers-by could easily overlook. Her paintings channel the energy she feels pulsing in the streets, people, animals and hidden fantasies of her beloved country.

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  Artist Biography

1989 Born and raised in Egypt

2006 Visited New York as well as Los Angeles seeking diversity in culture before the exhibition titled: "expressions and the meanings behind them".

2006 Traveled to USA for a short-course in Art and Architecture, as well as Contemporary art in UCLA.

2007 Graduated from the American International School in Egypt, holding a higher level International Baccalaureate certificate in Arts.

2007 Solo exhibition in school representing two years of work to a panel, and receiving one of the highest scores in the grade. This exhibit "expressions and the meanings behind them", paved the road and interest in studying human expression, people and cultures.

2012 Graduated from the American University in Cairo with the following courses:

  • Introduction to drawing
  • Calligraphy
  • Teachings kids art

2013 taught IB art to myp1, myp2, and myp3 at Green Land School.

2013 taught IB Design Technology to myp3 at Green Land School.

2013 Supervised the personal projects for IB students based on their creativity and artistic experimentation.

2013 Solo exhibition "We the People" at Zamalek art gallery

2013 Started taking art lessons with Magd El Segini, focusing on all the educational elements.

2014 Part of the Masterpieces exhibition in Zamalek art gallery featuring prominent artists.

2015 Birth of the new artistic group "Futuristic Nostalgia", including Dr. Farghali Abdel Hafiz, Carelle Homsy, Amina El Demirdash, and myself. Exhibition took place in March at Zamalek Art Gallery and is an on going work.

2015 Studied at Academia D'arte Firenze, for an intensive 2-month program:

  • Contemporary painting techniques
  • Sculpting
  • Mosaic

2015 Awarded artist of the month in Academia D’arte Firenze

2015 Part of the Masterpieces XIV exhibition; collaborative summer art exhibition at Zamalek Art Gallery.

2015-2016 Solo exhibition "Blossoming in Firenze" at Zamalek Art Gallery (Dec.-Jan).

2016 Part of the group exhibition for the purpose of raising funds for Manial Palace Museum.

2016 Part of the collective summer XV exhibition, which displayed around 70 exclusive paintings and sculptures for prominent and promising talents.