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b. Cairo, Egypt, 1972

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2011

      • Youssef Nabil: You Never Left, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
    • 2010

      • Youssef Nabil, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • I Live Within You, Savannah College of Art and Design-SCAD, Savannah, GA
    • 2009

      • Youssef Nabil, GALERIST, Istanbul, Turkey
      • I Live Within You, Savannah College of Art and Design-SCAD, Atlanta, GA
      • 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

    • 2011

      • The Mask and The Mirror, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
      • Images affranchise, Palace Es Saadi, Marrakech Art Fair, Marrakech, Morocco
    • 2010

      • Told/Untold/Retold, Museum of Modern 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, D.C.
    • 2008

      • Far From Home, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina
      • 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, 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, NY
      • L'Égypte, Saline Royale d'Arc et Senans, France
      • Arab Eyes, FotoFest, Houston, TX
    • 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
  • AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

    • 2003

      • The Seydou Keita Prize for Portraiture, Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali
      • Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
  • COLLECTIONS

      • The British Museum, London, UK.
      • Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
      • The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE
      • The Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris France
      • Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris France
      • Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
      • The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.
      • Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
      • Musée Réattu, Arles, France
      • Centro De La Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2010

      • Artforum. [Image]. December 2010.
      • The New Yorker. [Image]. November 2010.
    • 2009

      • Visionaire, Visionaire No. 57. New York: Visionaire Publishing.
      • Enwezor, Okwui and Okeke-Agulu, Chika. Contemporary African Art Since 1980. Italy: Damiani.
      • Qu’est-ce que la Photographie Aujourd’hui?. France: Les Beaux–Arts Ếditions.
      • La Biennale Di Venezia 53. Esposizione Internationale d’Arte. Making Worlds. Italy: Marsilio / Rizzoli.
      • Amirsadeghi, Hossein, Mikdadi, Salwa, and Shabout , Nada M. New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century. England: Transglobe Publishing / Thames and Hudson.
      • Cresci, Mario. Future Images. Italy: Motta.
      • Monem, Nadine. Contemporary Art in the Middle East. London: Blag Dog Publishing.
      • Aish. Italy: Skira.
    • 2008/9

      • Nabil, Youssef. I Won’t Let You Die. Germany: Hatje Cantz
      • Stevenson, Michael. Summer 2008/9: Projects. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson.
    • 2008

      • In the Arab World…Now. France: Enrico Navarra.
      • Bosland, Joost. Disguise: The art of attracting and deflecting attention. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson.
    • 2007/8

      • Bosland, Joost, Perryer, Sophie, and Stevenson, Michael. Summer 2007/8. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson.
    • 2007

      • Ronte, Dieter and Roques, K. A. Von. The Present out of the Past Millennia: Contemporary Art from Egypt. Kunstmuseum, Bonn: Wienand
      • Dialogues Méditerranéens. France: Les Beaux Arts.
      • Nabil, Youssef. Sleep in My Arms. Cape Town: Autograph-London & Michael Stevenson
      • Nabil, Youssef. Portraits/Self Portraits. Dubai: The Third Line.
    • 2006

      • Créations Artistiques Contemporaines en Pays d’Islam. Paris: Édition Kimé.
      • World into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East. London: The British Museum.
    • 2005/6

      • Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains. Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe.
    • 2005

      • Azimi, Negar, Brielmaier, Isolde, Krifa, Michket, and Lewis, Peter. Nazar: Photographs From The Arab World. New York: Aperture.
      • Nabil, Youssef. Youssef Nabil: Portraits. Dubai: The Third Line.