Born in 1974, Souad Abdel Rasoul currently lives and works in Cairo. She graduated in 1998 from the
Faculty of Fine Arts and in 2005, she completed her master’s degree in History of Art, and in 2012 she
completed her PhD in Modern Art History. Souad’s artworks have been on exhibited in many national and international exhibitions and art fairs since 1998.
Her artistic practice spans the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture and graphic design, that fuse abstract and figurative art. By depicting metamorphosed figures, Abdel Rasoul doesn’t seek to visualize human physical beauty, but attempts to reflect on the connections between humans and the elements of existence like earth, metals and plants. "We are part of the earth and the earth is definitely a part of each of us", says Souad. Tree-like figures, branching veins and arteries, and monstrous insect-like characters merge on canvases and busts to remind viewers of the vital bond between the interior of the human body and the exterior.
By doing so, Souad re- conceptualizes the way we perceive space and repurposes notions of body, science, and nature into something strikingly personal, which exalts the feminine, the emotional, the overgrowing
natural, and the animalesque. Souad Abdelrasoul also designs book covers and books for children and
conducts art workshops for children inside and outside of Egypt.