Nagat Farouk is a visual artist born in Cairo in 1963. She graduated with a bachelor in art education from Helwan University in 1987, and later on she obtained her Master's and Doctorate degrees in art education from Helwan University.
Nagat has had various solo exhibitions including solo exhibitions at the Gezira Arts Center, the Egyptian Opera House and the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art. She also participated in many local and international exhibitions such as the Cairo Salon Exhibition, Agenda Exhibition at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the International South Salon in Luxor among many others in addition to moderating many workshops and curating art exhibitions in Egypt and abroad. Nagat’s work can be found within the permanent collection of the Ministry of Defense and Aviation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and as well as the Visual Arts Sector at the General Authority for Culture, the Suez Canal Authority and Hospital 57357. Her work is also within private collections in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United States. In 2019 she received the Painting Award from the Ismailia Micro Art Biennale
Farouk's inspiration is drawn from women in folklore and in Ancient Egypt. her concepts are woven in a mixture of folkloric and Ancient Egyptian elements and motifs; capturing the essence and aesthetics of both worlds. Through diligent research, her body of work reveals a hidden world full of ancient symbols, but with a rhythm that combines heritage and the contemporary. Nagat was also inspired by folk art through the spontaneous drawings on houses and enchanting handicrafts with the diverse palette with different colors. Her work is a life-filled story that expresses her childhood and is reflected in her artistic experience.