Nessma Elaassar

National Committee: 
Position: 
President
WAG Org Position: 
Promoter and Counselor for States with common Arabic Culture

She is an Egyptian-Italian Fine Artist, based in Cairo, Egypt. She studied art at Fine Arts Faculty of Helwan Unversity in Cairo, Egypt and worked as an assistant lecturer at Applied Arts Faculty 6th of October University in Egypt 2001-2005, and in 2009 she was granted her M.D. in History of Art at Fine Arts Faculty Helwan University in Egypt. Now 2016, she is on her last step for the PhD in History of Art of the island Bali. She participated in many exhibitions and workshops. She has realized 4 solo exhibitions. Nessma has been awarded 1st Prize for Oil Painting in 2001 by Fine Arts Lover Association Egypt; and, 3rd Prize for Oil Painting in 2010, 3rd Competition for the First Solo Exhibition in Egypt. Her works have been acquired by The Museum of Egyptian Modern Art in Cairo, Egypt in 2007; by online International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.) in 2014- 2007; and by The Contemporary Art Museum of the City of Vukovar, Croatia 2011. The Ex. Egyptian Parliament President Dr. Fathi Sourour has acquired one of her works in 2009.

Experience

-2013-2016: Art Teacher, MNS British Division, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt.
-2012-2013 : Art Instructor, “Studio Mawali”, Manik Organik, Bali, Indonesia.
-2011-2009: Illustrator, Mediterranean Urban Heritage Preservation Center (MUPHC), Cairo, Egypt.
-2009-2006: Art Instructor, Kaleidoscopio di Nisaba Center, Rome, Italy.
-2005 Art Teacher, Orange Ludotheque, Cairo, Egypt.
-2001-2005: Art Instructor, Faculty of Applied Arts, 6th October University, Cairo, Egypt.
-2000: Illustrator, Graphic Art Studio, Cairo, Egypt,

Education
-2016: PhD approval in History of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
-2009: Master degree in History of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
-1999: Bachelor degree of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
-1994: High School ”Liceo Matteo Spinelli”, Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy.

Awards
2010: 3rd Prize for oil Painting, 3rd Competition for the First Solo Exhibition, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
2001: 1st Prize for Oil Painting, Beginners Exhibition, Fine Arts Lover Association, Cairo, Egypt.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
- 2013, “Gardens of The Eden”, Studio Mawali, Manik Organik, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
2010, “Modern Fairy-Tales", Mubarak Public Library of Luxor, Egypt.
2009, “Nessma”, Grant Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2004, "Figure", la Sala S.Felice, Giovinazzo (BA). Italy.

Collective Exhibition
- Oct 2016 Painting Collective Exhibition for WAG Mexico time, Museo de Historia y Arte de Guanajuato, Mexico.
-Oct 2015 retrospective of the 2nd WAG, Museum Castle Traskscan, Croatia.
- Sept 2015 2nd WAG 2015 Collective Exhibition Bratislava, Slovakia. (Book of the Games 2015, WAG Collection, page 194.)
- March 2014 WAG Collection Exhibition SLOVAKIA / Prievidza,
-2014 Feb “WAG Art Collection - Exhibition Slavonski Brod” - Gallery Goll, Croatia
-2013 "The Gardens Of Eden" Solo Exhibition, at “Studio Mawali”, Manik Organik, Bali, Indonesia.
-2012 “Christmas Charity Bazaar by BIWA” (Bali International Women’s Association), collective exhibition, Plaza Amata, GWK Cultural Park, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia.
- 2011 "WAG (World Art Games)" Art Exhibition, collective exhibition, Vukovar, Croatia.
-2011 "Egyptian Contemporary Artists", collective exhibition, Egyptian Cultural Center of Lausanne. Lausanne, Switzerland.
- 2010 “Accendi la Tua Luce”, collective exhibition, Artisti Indipendenti Ass., Rome, Italy.
- 2010, "Mostra di Arte Contemporanea", Egyptian Embassy, Rome. Italy.
- 2010, 3rd Competition for the First Solo Exhibition 2010, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2009 32nd National Art Exhibition, collective exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2009 “Left in Vision3”, collective exhibition, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK.
-2009 Drawing & Graphic Biennial of Gyor, Gyor, Hungary.
- 2009 ”Memory Lane”, collective exhibition, Grant Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2008 “100 Years of Fine Arts”, collective exhibition, Faculty of Fine Arts, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2006 "L' Egitto negli occhi delle sue donne", collective exhibition, Pro Loco, Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy.
- 2006 "Young Women", collective exhibition, Grant Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2005 "Egyptian Contemporary Artists in Toledo", collective exhibition, Toledo, Spain.
- 2004 "Old & New ", collective exhibition, Grant Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
-2003 28th National Art Exhibition, collective exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2002 Salon of Small Art Works, collective exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
-2002 Salon du Atelier, collective exhibition, Cairo. , Egypt.
- 2002 42nd Beginners Exhibition, collective exhibition, Fine Arts Lover Association, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2001 13th Salon of Youth, collective exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2001 27th National Art Exhibition, collective exhibition, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2001 41st Beginners Exhibition, collective exhibition, Fine Arts Lover Association, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2001 Salon du Atelier, collective exhibition, Cairo. , Egypt.
- 2001 "Dina & Nessma", collective exhibition, Atelier du Cairo, Egypt.

On-line Exhibitions:
- 2015 “Muslima” for “Muslim Women’s Art &Voice” Online Exhibit, International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.), http://muslima.globalfundforwomen.org/gallery/anubis-beetle

-2013: “1st BCS On-line International Exhibition: "Gardens Of The Eden".
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389191241176869.85645.377930588...
- 2012 “ Music in the Studio a day 314” for "Ask the Artists" series on in the 365 Days tribute on Artful Vagabond, Online Exhibition By critic Serena Kavolosky. http://www.artfulvagabond.com/music-in-the-studio-day-314/
- 2007 “Self Expression” for “Image & Identity Exhibit”, Online Imagining Ourselves Exhibit, International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.). http://imaginingourselves.imow.org/pb/Story.aspx?G=1&C=0&id=1253&lang=1

Workshops & Lectures
-2015-2016: Rocks Painting Workshop, MNS School, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt.
-2012-13 Creative Art Workshops, Studio Mawali, Manik Organik, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
-2012 - Nov, “COCKTAIL 'D' ARTIST NESSMA ELAASSAR” speech,
Studio Malawi, Manik Organik, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
-2011 - May, "WAG (World Art Games)" Art Colony-Studio for Painting, Vukovar, Croatia
-2010 - July, "Modern Fairy-Tales", children workshop, drawing and painting, Mubarak Public Library of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt.
- 2006-2009: Healing-Art Workshops, Kaleidoscopio di Nisaba Center, Rome, Italy.
-2007 – October, “Portraits”, oil painting workshop, Artisti Indipententi, Rome, Italy.
-2006-July, "L' Egitto negli occhi delle sue donne, Art History speech, Proloco Giovinazzo, bari. Italy.
-2005 – May, Art History lecture and workshop, Jesuits College of Menia, Al Menia, Egypt.

Murals
-2015 –B-superman, mosaic mural, private collecton, 6th October city, Cairo, Egypt.
-2015 – Mural Painting, Maadi Narmar School, Maadi, Cairo Egypt.
-2012 - Mosaic Mural, private collection, Al Mariwteya, Giza, Egypt.
-2011 – Oil Painting Mural, B.A.R.C. Dogs Refugee, Bali, Indonesia.
-2005 -2007 Acrylic Murals, El Pascia’ Ristopub, Giovinazzo, Bari. Italy.
-2004 – Mosaic Floor, private collection, Al Mansoureya, Giza, Egypt.
-2003 – Acrylic Mural,private collection , Giza, Cairo, Egypt.
-2002 - Felfela Mosaic Wall, Felfela Touristic Village, Pyramids, Giza. Egypt.
-2001- Mosaic Mural, private collection, Giovinazzo, Bari. Italy.

State collections
2011: The Art Museum of Vukovar, Croatia.
2007: Online International Museum of Women, (I.M.O.W.).
2007: Egyptian Modern Art Museum of Cairo, Egypt.

Private collections
-2009: Ex-Head of Egypt’s People Assembly; Prof. Dr. Fathy Surwr.
-2009: Head of the Emirates Writers Union / Abu Dhabi, UAE; Mr. Mohammed Al Mazrouie.
-2008: Critics of Arts, University of Portland, London, UK; Prof. Dr. John Molineux.
-2006: Ex Vice Dean of Faculty of Applied Art, Helwan University; Prof. Dr. Zaynab Salim.
-2002: Entertainments Department of the USA Embassy in Cairo; Egypt, Mss. Sossi Mahoney.
-2001: Literature Oriental, University of Bordeaux, France; Prof. Dr. Marie Hélene Avril.

Acquisitons:
-2013: Bali Arts Magazine, Bali, Indonesia.
-2013: Spirit Paramacitta Foundation, Bali, Indonesia.
-2012: BIWA(Bali International Women’s Association), Indonesia.
-2011: The Contemporary Art Museum of the City of Vukovar, Croatia.
-2009: Mubarak Public Library Of Luxor, Egypt .
-2007: The Museum of Egyptian Modern Art in Cairo.
-2007: Egypt The Online International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.)
-2006: Proloco Giovinazzo, Giovinazzo,Bari, Italy.

Local and international Who's Who
- "The Contemporary Philosophical and Intellectual Changings and Their Importance In The Artistic Movements' Modernization in Painting, During The Egyptian Youth Saloon [Al Mota3'ierat El Fekreia wa El Falsafeia El Mo3asera Wa Dorha fi Tahdis el Fanneia Lel Taswir fi Saloon Al shabab El Masri], PhD Research by Dr. Neveen Swalam, 2008. Art Education Faculty, Helwan University, Egypt.  

-"Encyclopedia Of Youth Salon", part 3, by the Egyptian Critic Mr. Mohamed Hamza, 2004. Produced by Fine Arts Sector, Egypt.

Membership
Egyptian Syndicate for Plastic Artists, Cairo. Egypt.
Association of Cairo Atelier for Writers and Artists, Cairo. Egypt.
Proloco of Giovinazzo, (BA), Italy.

References

Several articles in Egyptian, Italian and foreign newspapers, magazines and websites; including: "In Citta'" newspaper,” BariSera” newspaper, “Campus Magazine” AUC, “Al-Ahram Weekly”, “Mask Magazine Egypt”, Bali Arts Magazine.
On Internet:
http://imaginingourselves.imow.org/pb/Story.aspx?G=1&C=0&id=1253&lang=1
http://www.fineart.gov.eg/eng/cv/Works.asp?IDS=2312

http://muslima.globalfundforwomen.org/gallery/anubis-beetle
https://au.pinterest.com/pin/328340629054517201

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