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Youssef Nabil www.youssefnabil.com



Biography

Born in 1972, Cairo.

Lives and works in New York.



Solo exhibitions

2017
- Youssef Nabil: I Saved My Belly Dancer, Pérez Art Museum Miami, USA
- Deep Roots, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

2015
- I Saved My Belly Dancer, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

2012
- Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
- Le corps dévoilé, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

2011
- You Never Left, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

2010
- I Live Within You, Savannah College of Art and Design-SCAD, Savannah, U.S.A.
- Youssef Nabil, Yossi Milo gallery, New York, USA

2009
- Youssef Nabil, GALERIST, Istanbul, Turkey
- I Live Within You, Savannah College of Art and Design-SCAD, Atlanta, U.S.A.
- I Won't Let you Die, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy.
- I Will Go to Paradise, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.
- Youssef Nabil, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2008
- CINEMA, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2007
- Sleep in my arms, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Portraits / Self portraits, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.

2005
- Youssef Nabil Portraits, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.
- Realities to Dreams, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt.

2003
- Pour un Moment d'Éternité, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France.

2001
- Obsesiones, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Youssef Nabil, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt.

1999
- Premiere, Cairo-Berlin Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.



Group exhibitions

2017
- Hips Don't Lie, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
- Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

2016
- The Botticelli Renaissance, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- The Botticelli Renaissance, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- Everybody Is Crazy, But Me, La Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
- Ce que fait le printemps avec les cerisiers (Pablo Neruda), Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- 5 artists, 5 videos, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA
- Portrait de l’artiste en alter, Frac Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
- Move - Hips don't lie, Centre Pompidou Malaga, Malaga, Spain
- 20th Biennale of the Visual Arts of Santa Cruz, Centro Cultural de Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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2015
- The Divine Comedy Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, MMK Museum, Frankfurt (February 2014); Smithsonian Institute, Washington (Fall 2014); SCAD, Savannah (until January 25, 2015);Ca’Foscari University of Venice (2015)
- Music Palace, Fondation Boghossian - Villa Empain, Brussels
- Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
- The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell revisited by Contemporary African Artists, Smithsonian National Museum of African Arts, Washington DC, USA

2014
- Tea with Nefertiti : The Making of an Artwork by the Artist, the Museum, and the Public , IVAM, Valencia, Spain
- Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy
- Tea with Nefertiti : The Making of an Artwork by the Artist, the Museum, and the Public, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich, Germany

2013
- Light from the Middle East : New Photography, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
- Figurative Works Then and Now, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah Georgia, USA
- Ici, Ailleurs, La Friche de la Belle de Mai Marseille-Provence 2013, Capitale européenne de la culture
- Safar /Voyage , MOA – Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada
- Tea with Nefertiti : The Making of an Artwork by the Artist, the Museum, and the Public, MATHAF –Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
- Sous Influences – arts plastiques et produits psychotropes, La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
- Tea with Nefertiti : The Making of an Artwork by the Artist, the Museum, and the Public , Hayward Gallery Southbank Center, London

2012
- Le Corps découvert, Institut du monde arabe, Paris
- Hors les murs, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Vingt-cinq ans de créativité arabe, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
- Édouard et Cléopâtre, Égyptomanies depuis XIXème siècle , Fondation Boghossian, Paris
- In Between, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

2011
- Facing Mirrors, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece

2010
- Portraits, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- "Best of" , Galerie Nathalie Obadia invites Artfact , Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Told, Untold, Retold, Museum of Modren Art, Doha, Qatar

2009
- Unconditional Love, The Venice Biennale - 53rd International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
- ARABESQUE, Arts of The Arab World, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, U.S.A.

2008
- Far From Home, North Carolina Museum of Art NCMA, North Carolina, U.S.A.
- Portraits II, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil.
- Last of the Dictionary Men, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, U.K.
- Disguise, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains, Musée National d'Art Moderne et Contemporain MNAMC, Alger, Algeria.
- Perfect Lovers, Art Extra, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2007
- Gegenwart aus Jahrtausenden, Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Ägypten, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany.
- Dialogues Méditerranéens, Saint-Tropez, France.

2006
- Arabiske Blikke, GL Strand Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Word into Art, The British Museum, London, U.K.
- Images of the Middle East, Danish Center for Culture and Development, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- 19 miradas. Fotógrafos árabes contemporáneos, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain.

2005
- Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France.
- Nazar, Photographs from the Arab World, The Aperture Foundation Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
- L'Égypte, Saline Royale d'Arc et Senans, France.
- Arab Eyes, FotoFest Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

2004
- Nazar: Noorderlicht, The Fries Museum, Leeuwaarden, The Netherlands.
- Rites sacrés, Rites profanes: Zeitgenossiche Afrikanische Fotographie, Kornhausforum, Bern, Switzerland.
- Staged Realities: Exposing the Soul in African Photography 1870-2004, Michael Stevenson Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Bamako 03: Contemporary African Photography, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona MACBA, Barcelona, Spain.

2003
- Rites sacrés, Rites profanes, Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali.



Catalogues

(Monographs)

« Youssef Nabil », Flammarion (2013)
« Youssef Nabil, I live within you », Savannah, Publisher SCAD (2010)
« Youssef Nabil, I won’t let you die » edition Hatje Cantz, Atlanta (2008)
« Youssef Nabil, Sleep in my arms » (Michael Stevenson) Cape Town (2007)



Press articles

(Selection)

2013
ARTS MAGAZINE, april 2013, by Elisabeth Couturier, Le musée secret de Youssef Nabil
CANVAS MAGAZINE, 5 january 2013, YN retrospective
ELLE Culture, by Philippe Tretiack, 4 january 2013, Marseille-Provence 2013 LIBERATION Supplément, by Olivier Bertrand, 11 january 2013, Marseille-Provence 2013
LE QUOTIDIEN DE L’ART, by Chourouk Hriech, 11 january 2013, Marseille-Provence 2013
THE INDEPENDENT, 22 september 2013, by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Marina Abramovic, Photography book review YN 

2012
PARISCOPE, 15-21 february 2012, exhibition MEP YN
CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS, march 2012, by Dominique Blanc, Portrait YN
TAGEBLATT, 2 february 2012, by Clotilde Escalle, exhibition MEP YN
PARIS.fr, 26 january 2012, Portrait YN
LE FIGARO, 21-22 january 2012, by Valérie Duponchelle, exhibition MEP YN
EXPRESS STYLE, 18-24 january 2012, by Michel Verlinden, exhibition MEP YN
FIGAROSCOPE, 18 january 2012, by V.D, exhibition MEP YN
TETU, february 2012, exhibition MEP YN
LE QUOTIDIEN DE L’ART, 24 january 2012, by Roxana Azimi, Interview YN
LE FIGARO, 13 january 2012, by Valérie Duponchelle, exhibition at the IMA YN
TIME OUT, 24 january 2012,by Tania Brimson, exhibition MEP YN
CHASSEUR D’IMAGE, march 2012, exhibition MEP YN
IDEAT, march 2012, exhibition MEP YN
IDEAT, april-may 2012, presentation GNO
ARTS SACRES ; march-april 2012, schedules of the exhibition MEP YN
LE JOURNAL DES ARTS , 2-15 march 2012, exhibition MEP YN
ARTINFO,  24 april 2012, by Juliette Soulez, exhibition IMA YN
ART ACTUEL, may 2012, by Chantal Guionet,  exhibition at the IMA YN
CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS, may 2012, by Myriam Boutouille,  exhibition at the IMA YN
ART ABSOLUMENT,  may-june 2012, by Pascal Amel, exhibition ‘Changer les images’

2011
ESPACE DE LIBERTES ( presse belge), 1 june 2011, by Ben Durant,  Pudeurs et Colères de femmes, Fundation Boghossian
ARTISTIK REZO, 15 july2011,  exhibition Islam and the City à at the Institut des Cultures d’Islam
LA GAZETTE DE L’HOTEL DROUOT, 24 june 2011, exhibition You Never Left GNO
ART TRAVEL, june-août 2011,  the Third Line Gallery
PARIS ART, 22 june 2011, African Biennale of the photography
ART LIBRE (presse begle), 17 june 2011, exhibition You Never Left GNO
BEAUX ARTS, july2011, by Judicaël Lavrador, exhibition You Never Left GNO
BEAUX ARTS,  july2011,  livre Islamania
PARIS ART, 15 june 2011, exhibition You Never Left GNO
FIGAROSCOPE, 1 june 2011, by Béatrice de Rochebouet, exhibition You Never Left GNO
SLASH, 9 may 2011,  exhibition You Never Left GNO
STILETTO, summer 2011, article les bijoux d’Orient, photo You Never Left
DIPTYK, april-may 2011, by Afaf Zourgani, You Never Left YN
LA GAZETTE DE L’HOTEL DROUOT, 8 april 2011, by Renaud Siegmann,  le Mathaf
LE COURRIER DE L’ATLAS, april 2011, Art Paris Grand Palais
DIPTYK, february-march 2011, by Hafaf Zourgani,  l’art Arabic contemporary
L’EVENEMENT, 1 february 2011,  Pudeurs et Colères de femmes, Fundation Boghossian

2010
LE FIGARO, 21 december 2010, by Béatrice de Rochebouët, photo You Never Left #III YN. (article about contemporary art)
LES INROCKUPTIBLES, 28 july 2010, by Diastème and Christophe Honoré, photo « Sun in My eyes » de YN.
COURRIER INTERNATIONAL, 16-22 September 2010, by Mohamed Al-Haddad, article discusses on the arabic culture.
JEUNE AFRIQUE, 23-39 may 2012, by Fadwa Miadia, Autoportrait
LES ECHOS (supplement), 10 September 2010, by YN, fashion publication, Mode le Cabaret de Christian Louboutin by YN.



Awards/Fellowships

2003
The Seydou Keita Prize for Portraiture, Rencontres Africaines de la photographie, Bamako, Mali