50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East


Wael Shawky, Egypt

Wael Shawky, Egypt

Wael Shawky is a contemporary artist in Egypt who employs various media in his artwork. He was among the 2012 winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, which facilitated his project, “A Glimpse of Clean History.” From painting, puppetry, sculpture, animation and film, he employs multiple media while contemplating culture, religion, modernization, transition and other topics. Showing that it's possible to dedicate oneself to one's art, he founded, MASS Alexandria, the first independent studio program for young artists in Alexandria, his base.

Credit: Delfina Foundation

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