Nadia Mohamed

 

       Nadia Mohamed

Nadia Mohamed was born in 1965, Harrania village, from a farming family.

 

She attended the local primary school till the age of 16. When Nadia was 12, she joined the young kids whom came to the Art centre after school and during summer holidays to weave and play, later they were the Suzanne Wissa Wassef group that started the second generation weavers in 1972.

Nadia’s strong passion for weaving, allowed her to fully understand the endless capabilities of the weaving technique. Her subject matter varies from depicting village stories and farmer’s activates in the fields, to Village market places, the sea and garden landscapes with their detailed flowers and cactus. Her tapestries have been part of the centre’s collection since the mid 80’s exhibited world wide.

Nadia attended the Egyptian landscapes exhibition in 1985 at the Barbican centre – London, which was inaugurated by princess Diana and wove for 2 weeks in front of the visitors.

Nadia is marred with 3 children.  Her eldest is 25 years old  

Exhibitions

“Egyptian Landscapes”, The Barbican Centre, London, UK, 1985
“Egyptian Landscapes”, Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle, UK, 1985
“Egyptian Landscapes”, ArtSpace, Aberdeen, UK, 1986
“Egyptian Landscapes”, City of Edinburgh Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1986

"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries ", Nature in Art Trust, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester, UK, 2009
"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries ", The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK, 2012
"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", Nature in Art Trust, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester, UK, 2014
"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK, 2014
"Children of the Oasis", Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont, USA, 2015
"Ramses Wissa Wassef Tapestries", Artemis Global Art Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont, USA 2015
American Tapestry Alliance, ATA-Tex Exhibitions, Online, 2015-16
"Garden Tapestries," San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California, USA, 2017

Collection

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris. Acquired in 2017.  Tapestry woven when she was 12 years old in 1977.  

Publications

Egyptian Landscapes", Yoanna Wissa Wassef and Hilary Weir, 1986

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Works for Sale

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