Born in 1988, Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.
Rania Atef is an Egyptian multidisciplinary visual artist whose work explores the notions of play and craft across a wide range of mediums including: painting, sculpture, installation and video. She obtained her BA in Product design from the faculty of Applied Arts (2011) and now she is enrolled in MASS Alexandria 2018/2019 program for Contemporary Art. Her practice has started with the experimentation of three dimensional forms and installations through using and combining different materials. Her work mainly focuses on the infrastructure of the social implications which affects human behavior and attitude. She has participated in a number of local/international exhibitions and festivals in Egypt, The Netherlands, India and South Africa.
Present MASS Alexandria program for contemporary arts, Alexandria, Egypt
2011 Bachelor Degree in Applied Arts, Helwan University, Product Design Department.
2019 Gender Bender Grant /joint project of the Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan and Sandbox Collective, Bangalore, India.
2019 Wijhat International mobility fund for artists and cultural actors.
2019 Roberto Cimetta fund/ Biennale Warszawa.
2019 Grant from the Dutch Embassy in Cairo.
Art Events/ Talks
2019 Artist Talk at The Jordan national gallery of fine arts, Amman, Jordan.
2019 Participating in Biennale Warzsaw, Poland.
2019 Participating as artist correspondent for QAYYEM - Program in curatorial research, initiated by MASS Alexandria and co-organised alongside the MMAG foundation and Atelier Kissaria, in collaboration with the Allianz Cultural Foundation and the Goethe-Institut Alexandria,, Amman, Jordan.
2019 Artist Talk at AdelheidZina Art space in Collaboration with Dutch Culture in Amsterdam, NL.
2019 Artist talk at Upominki in collaboration with M/OTHER VOICES, Rotterdam, NL.
2018 Participated in Tashweesh Festival funded by Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt.
2019 MASS Alexandria end of year exhibition curated by Berit Schuck and Wael Shawky, Alexandria, Egypt
2019 Switch Contemporary video project by Triona Ryan and Harald Turek, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary , Ireland
2019 IN/OUT Festival at the Jordan National Gallery ,curated by Rocío Villalonga, Amman, Jordan
2019 "Under the Raintree" Festival, Bangalore, India.
2019 Gender Bender exhibition by Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan and Sandbox Collective, Bangalore, India.
2019 Ping- Pong exhibition at Goethe Institute in Cairo, Egypt.
2019 Roznama 7th edition by Medrar , Cairo, Egypt
2019 "The wrecking and healing of postnatal body" exhibition as part of "Too much here and barely there" project by Annabel Kanaar, funded by Mondrian Fonds, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 “My favorite things 3” group exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2018 Street Group exhibition about creating public art by funded by the French Institute in Egypt, the French Institute in Paris, Mitchell Jr. Shipping Co., Alliance Francaise de Portsaid, and Egypt Public library, Portsaid, Egypt.
2017 Group exhibition at Yellow Umbrella for ink illustrations, Cairo, Egypt.
2017 Group exhibition of FRTR project at the Corner Shop in Kodak Passageway, Cairo, Egypt.
2016 From rags to riches (FRTR) exhibition, curated by Mashrabia gallery, organized by Baad Elbahr, funded by the Swiss embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
2016 Log in Exhibition, Darb 1718, curated by Moataz Nasreldin, Cairo, Egypt
2016 THAT ART FAIR Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa
2015 Group exhibition held by the French Institute in Cairo in Journées animées festival.
2018 Ping Pong workshops, ADEF , Cairo, Egypt.
2018 Petites Urbanites Libres – by Ktha Cie (paris) , Portsaid, Egypt.
2018 Stop motion puppet making- Mokaabat Studio.
2017 Collage techniques by Hany Rashed – Le place des arts.
2015 Storyboard workshop by Ayman Al-Zorkany- French Institute in Cairo.
2015 Stop motion techniques by Lisa Klemenz– Cinema institute.
2015 Creating Public Art from Up-cycled materials- Mahshrabia Gallery
2014 Masks of Cinema & Theatre by Sabry Zekri.
2013 Recycled Puppets & Masks by Jenna Crowder – Darb 1718
2017 ARIM residency (Distant residency) – Amsterdam.
Mada Masr by Ash Moniz, MASS Alexandria group exhibition.
Leiden Arts In socity by Annabel Kanaar writing about “Too much here and barely there” project.
Nenagh Guardian Switch Art project
Middle East Eye From Rags to Riches Exhibition
Egypt Today Log in Exhibition at DARB 1718