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.
2022 Le Temps qui passe… | Tintera Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2017 The Last War | Beit El Sura Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
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.
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.