Mahmoud Saïd is an architect and artist based in Alexandria, of multidisciplinary backgrounds including art, antiquity studies, archaeology, history of art and architecture, cultural heritage, and architectural conservation.
As an architect, Saïd devoted his academic studies to architectural conservation and the history of architecture. He also studied and received training in cultural heritage conservation science and restoration in Egypt and Italy. Mahmoud graduated from the Dept. of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, in 2017, and earned his Master’s degree in Architectural Conservation and Restoration in 2021 from Alexandria University. Besides, Mahmoud holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Heritage Science – Conservation Science Specialization from the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology in 2020. Saïd has documented several historic buildings in Alexandria in his architectural conservation practice, besides archaeological sites as well.
As an artist, Saïd has held several exhibitions in Alexandria in collaboration with several European cultural institutes and national museums on different occasions including; Institut Français D'Egypte à Alexandrie, Consulate General of Spain, Goethe Institut, Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Egypt-Japan University (E-JUST), Alexandria National Museum and B’sarya for Arts.
His artwork has been mainly about Alexandria, interpreting the history of the city and its cultural heritage, especially the Hellenistic epoch. His latest solo exhibition "Alexandrea ad Ægyptvm" was held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Alexandria in November 2022