Yasmine ElMeleegy (1991) is an independent multidisciplinary artist who is also a sculptor, researcher, contractor, and archaeologist. Through her work, She creates installations and participatory events to instantiate counter-narratives. Her work is concerned with the representation of history and the past, and repair such as her latest performative intervention at Stephenson’s 100-year-old pharmacy in downtown Cairo "Scaffolding a Familiar Epoch". 

Memory and repair often permeate her work as she navigates the private and public spheres with her methods of inquiry by creating monumental installations and artifacts as archaeological sites of the future. The pilgrimage to understanding one’s memory and healing is a long, treacherous journey, nonetheless. She pursued this intimate self-reflective journey using precious household collectables that once belonged to her late mother, in turn producing some of her more disruptive and vulnerable installations like “Rites of Passage”, Futile Alterations, and “In Need of Repair".

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.