The main subject of Nadia Tawfik's work is humans and their perception of their own selves and others as well as their understanding of time and relationship with nature. To Nadia, art is a way of life and a continuous adventure to explore and discover new worlds.
She constantly breaks and makes up her own new rules and fantasy worlds based on the insight she gains from observing details of the daily ordinary life with all its happiness, pain, and boredom and by going through experiences of the body and soul throughout a wide spectrum of intense and stagnant emotions.
Born in 1972 in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Nadia earned her Diploma in Architecture and Decor from The Higher Technical Institute of Arts in 1995. Since then, she has been actively participating in the Egyptian art scene; working with paintings, installations, photography, theatrical art direction in theatrical scenography and cinematography as well as art therapy.
Tawfik has participated in many local and international group exhibitions since 2003, including The Annual Street Festival of Alexandria, Egypt, The Annual Salon of Atelier Alexandria, The International Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain at Prado Gallery, The Black and White and what's Between Exhibition - Goethe Institute, and Group Exhibition with the Gallery of Alexandria in Catalonia. 2014. She has also enjoyed the showcasing of her work in many solo exhibitions in The British Cultural Center in Alexandria, The French Cultural Center in Alexandria, The Pellavakeskus Gallery in Finland.
Her art residencies included The Circa Foundation of Barcelona,Spain, supported by the Egyptian foreign cultural relations in 2014 and 2018. She was awarded the Jury prize of the 12th Youth Salon at the Palace of Arts at the Egyptian Opera House, the EICA Prize from The World Union of Critics of the Czech Art at the 10th Youth Salon Arts Complex in 1998 and received full-time scholarships from the Ministry of Culture in 2000, 2003, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively. Her works are among the permanent collections of the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art and The Egyptian Ministry of Culture, and is also is also acquired by individuals from Egypt, France, India, Germany, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Spain, and the USA.