Egyptian-Irish Visual artist and freelance illustrator Kamila Bassiouni invokes the visuals of Egyptian culture in her rich array of organic, multimedia works. Emphasizing earthen tones and underscoring the beauty of pattern and texture (as if invoking the language of textiles), Bassiouni has developed a rich body of work that takes into consideration the dynamics at play in the contemporary cultural scene.
Born in Dublin 1985, Bassiouni received her BA in scenography from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Egypt 2009. She has since participated in several group exhibitions, including Salon Cordoba for small art works in 2011; the 22nd, 24th and 25th Youth Salon at the Palace of Arts; Pulse II group exhibition in Tache art gallery; the Christmas group exhibition 2012 in Kilcock Art Gallery in Ireland; the North and South group exhibition in Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2015; the “Shifting Borders” exhibition in Poland; the 7th International Biennale for The Artist’s Book at Bibliotheca Alexandrina; the “From Rags to Riches” exhibition at the Embassy of Switzerland in 2016; and the Sharjah Children’s Books Illustrations Exhibition at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2017. Bassiouni also makes illustrations for books and children’s magazines for Kalimat publishing house in Dubai, Shagara Publishing House in Egypt, Dar Al Banan Publishing House in Lebanon, and Katr El Nada magazine.