Samar Kamel is an Egyptian artist, curator and author known for works that examine cultural attitudes towards women and aim to transform stereotypes through vibrant depictions of the modern woman.
With over 65 international art exhibitions and art fairs across the world, Kamel has exhibited in China, Oxford, Amsterdam , Barcelona, Tokyo, Oman, Egypt, USA, Venice, Brazil, Belgium and all over the UAE. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Bursa Museum of Immigration History, Turkey. Samar is also represented by Gallery Saphira and Ventura in New York and Gallery Steidel Fine Arts in Florida.
A skilled artist, Kamel indulges her passion for painting by exploring different media (oil, acrylic, nail polish, tea bags, ink transfer) and traditional techniques as brush work, impasto, cross hatching, and collage. Having acquired her curatorial certification from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Kamel has been assigned recently as World Art Dubai curator for the year 2019. She has also undertaken several curatorial projects in her home country of Egypt as well as in the UAE, where she lives and works.
She has participated in the coveted Art Dubai, Abu Dhabi Art as an art facilitator, and exhibited in World Art Dubai since its first edition for four consecutive years, She has organized charity auctions to raise funds for the art community and marginalized members of the society. She has also served as mentor and panelist for amateur artists and art competitions in Dubai. Her contributions to art and community have been recognized by her recent nomination for Emirates Woman of the Year 2018 prize in the category for Art and Culture.