Yasmine ElMeleegy (1991) is an independent multidisciplinary artist based in Cairo, Egypt whose work traverses a range of media, including sculpture, video, and multimedia installation. Her work explores how power is articulated through objects.
Her work is concerned with the representation of history and the past, material architecture, and repair. Often beginning with intimate domestic spaces and the narratives they produce, she creates installations and participatory events to instantiate counter-narratives of well known cultural landmarks, such as the Stephenson Pharmacy in Downtown Cairo. Memory and Repair permeate her work as she navigate the private and public spheres with her methods of inquiry by creating, monuments and artifacts (as sculpture installations).
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.