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.

Group Exhibitions

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 , Irelan

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

 © 2020 by Rania Atef 

 Cairo, Egypt

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