Samar Kamel is an Egyptian artist, curator, author, and with two books published and also winning Maliha’s Award in short story writing that was held in Sharjah in 2019, Samar has been marked as an author known for works that examine cultural attitudes towards women and aim to transform stereotypes through vibrant depictions of the modern woman.
With over 70 international art exhibitions and art fairs across the world, Kamel has exhibited in China, Oxford, Amsterdam , Barcelona, Tokyo, Oman, Egypt, New York, Miami, Venice, Italy, Brazil, Belgium and all over the UAE. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Bursa Museum of Immigration History, Turkey.
A skilled artist, Kamel indulges her passion for painting by exploring different media (oil, acrylic, nail polish, ink transfer) and traditional techniques as brush work, impasto, cross hatching,collage and her signature technique tea bags.
Having acquired her curatorial certification from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Kamel has been assigned as World Art Dubai curator since the year 2019. She has also undertaken several curatorial projects in her home country of Egypt as well as in the UAE, where she lives and works.
She has participated in the coveted Art Dubai, Abu Dhabi Art as an art facilitator. She has organized charity auctions to raise funds for the art community and marginalized members of the society. She has also served as mentor and panelist for amateur artists and art competitions in Dubai. Her contributions to art and community have been recognized by her nomination for Emirates Woman of the Year 2018 prize in the category for Art and Culture.
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