HEBA FARID

Heba Farid is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cairo, with a background in landscape architecture, fine arts and theory. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. Since 2004, she has been working on a multidisciplinary art/research project about Na’ima al-Misriyya, an early 20th century performer, and is a founding board member of the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC), based in Cairo, an art center dedicated to the visual image. Since 2008, she has been the coordinator of the photographic heritage program at CULTNAT, the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (Bibliotheca Alexandrina). This research-based initiative focuses on the historiography of photographic practice in Egypt. She has participated in and published articles for several regional symposiums on archiving and photographic heritage. In 2012, she co-curated the exhibition “On Photography…at Studio Viennoise” in Cairo, based on studio photographers practice in Egypt’s early 20th century.