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About Maria Saba

Maria Saba is a Visual Artist working with photography, performance and multimedia installation. She was born in 1996 in Cairo, Egypt and is now based in Paris, France. In 2011, she started discovering the medium of photography through self-portraits.

Maria completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2018 and a Masters of Visual Arts: Social and Political Actions at the University of Bordeaux in 2020. During her final years of studies, her understanding of what the camera can do as an instrument matured as she grew to acknowledge the impact of visual arts and photography on society.

Her artistic research originated from questions about self-representation in a situation of confinement and captivity, especially in prison. In 2019, she organised and directed a photography workshop in a French prison, with the support of the French Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Culture.

Solo exhibitions

2022     Le Temps qui passe… | Tintera Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

2017     The Last War | Beit El Sura Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Collective exhibitions

2023    Art Cairo 4th Edition curated by Tintera Art Gallery | The Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza, Egypt.

2022    Victory of Some Sort | Bibliothek Gallery, 6th of October City, Egypt.

2022    Presence metaverse exhibition | NFTY Arabia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
                                                                                    | Creative Industry Summit, Cairo, Egypt.

2022    Conditio Humana and the Inner Image curated by Karim ElHayawan | Cairo International Art District, Egypt.

2021     Miscegenation curated by Khaled Hafez | Access Gallery, Alexandria, Egypt.

2017     Rue | TnBA, National Theatre of Bordeaux, France.

2015     Egypt Photo Summit | GrEEK Campus, Cairo, Egypt.

Guest lectures

2022     Where am I? – Cairo International Art District | Founders Spaces auditorium, Cairo, Egypt.

2022     The Impact of Photography on Visual Arts – Gouna Photo Week | TU Berlin, Gouna, Egypt.

2021     Miscegenation moderated by Khaled Hafez | Shelter Art Space, Alexandria, Egypt.

2021     Self Representation in Confinement – Cairo Photo Week | The Factory, Cairo, Egypt.

2017     Self-portrait: A life Turning into a Piece of Art | Photopia Cairo, Egypt.