Interview with Rehab ElSadek by Rehab ElSadek
Rehab ElSadek, born 1972, Egyptian artist, graduated from the University of Alexandria, Faculty of Fine Arts, emphasis in painting.
Originally her work consisted of collage and drawing, and was exhibited in Alexandria, Cairo and Austria. In 97 she began to work on installations and conceptual work. These were exhibited in Turkey and London. In 98 she received a bursary in London to work and exhibit at the Gasworks studios. In 99 she was chosen for the Biennale Dei Giovani Artisti in the Jannis Kounellis pavilion in Rome, and also received an installation prize in the Sharja Biennale the same year.
In 2000, she began making video art in Kenya, which was exhibited in Lebanon. She exhibited her video art in Les Ve Rencontres De La Photographie Africaine, Bamako, Mali, C.C.C.B. in Barcelona, and Photo Cairo in 2003.
This year she went to Amsterdam in April for a residency in the Thami Mnyele Studio, and returned later in September to exhibit in the Lumen Travo Gallery.
Rehab works with social aspects dealing with both culture and history, but her videos focus on gender issues.