Nour Jaouda is a Cairo-based Libyan artist, born 1997. 


Nour is interested in the tactile process of constructing and de-constructing

cultural motifs, found objects and historical narratives in order to challenge

conventional ideas of identity formation. Through painting, textile design

and installation art, she examines issues of identity, cultural mobility and

the aesthetics of displacement in the context of Egypt’s cultural landscape.

Her work is driven by ideas of liminality and the state of being in-between.

She explores the precariousness of our historical and cultural identities

and engages with the notion of identity being defined by an ever-changing

fluidity that belongs to the future, as much as to the past.



 2015-2018  The Ruskin School of Art, BFA, Oxford University

 2004-2014  Modern English School, Cairo, Egypt

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Selected Exhibitions:


 2016   'Oh The Shoe Has Been Lost', Solo show, Dolphin Gallery

 2016   'Apiary', St Catherine's College, Oxford

 2016   'Ruskin Preliminaries', Ruskin High St

 2017   'Zodiac', Turl Street Art Festival, Lincoln College

 2017   'Façade', St Catherine's College (Curated)

 2017   'A Khawajat Complex', Solo show, Dolphin Gallery(Curated)

 2018   Catz Arts Week, St Catherine's College

 2018   'Khareetet Al Galabeya', Solo Show, Dolphin Gallery

 2018    Ruskin Degree Shows, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford

 2018   The Emery Prize, ‘between the borderlines', Pembroke Art Gallery