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Bahia Shehab

August 9 - August 23, 2018

Bahia Shehab is a Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and historian. She is an associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo. Her artwork has been displayed in exhibitions, galleries and streets around the world and was featured in Nefertiti’s Daughtersa 2015 documentary that highlighted the critical role of street art during the Egyptian uprising. Her work has received a number of international recognitions and awards, including: TED fellowship (2012) and TED Senior fellowship (2016), BBC 100 Women list (2013), The American University in Beirut distinguished alumna (2015), Shortlist for V&A’s Jameel Prize 4 (2016), and a Prince Claus Award (2016). Her book, A Thousand Times NO: The Visual History of Lam-Alif, was published in 2010. Shehab is the first Arab woman to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture.


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