Yasmine ElMeleegy (1991) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work traverses a range of media, including sculpture, video, and multimedia installation. Her work is concerned with materiality and objecthood, and she uses objects as a starting point for large social and political examinations. Often beginning with intimate, domestic spaces and the narratives they produce, ElMeleegy bridges the private sphere and the public sphere with her methods of inquiry. Indeed, she uses domesticity as a touchstone for further explorations into broader contexts including the history of architecture, the choreography of infrastructure, and the cycle of renovation and repair. In her most recent bodies of work, she has explored processes of construction and repair in the context of everyday household objects and infrastructure and renovation in the context of public and private spaces.
Upon completing her BFA in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in 2013, El Meleegy studied multimedia at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Nimes in France and was part of the 2016 MASS independent study program for Contemporary Arts in Alexandria.
She has participated in residencies like Darat Al Funun, Jordan, Art Omi NY, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council in Atelier Mondial Basel, Residency in the Egyptian Academy in Rome, Indisciplinarte Residency program by CAOS Museum in Italy.
ElMeleegy has exhibited internationally across Egypt, USA, Italy, China, France, Korea, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany and Bahrain. She has been awarded the AFAC visual Arts grant, Mophradat Grants for Artists, Production grant Pro Helvetia, (Swiss Arts Council), Art Omi-American Dream Fellowship, The Prize of the 25th Youth Salon, Cairo, Egypt.