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
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