Nadra Aziem

Nadra Aziem

Nadra Aziem was born in 1970, Harrania village. Her father was a hand labor hired on a daily basis on different farms.

She attended the local primary school at the age of six till 16. When Nadra was 9, she joined the young kids whom came to the centre after school and during summer holidays to weave and play, later they were the group started the second generation weavers with Suzanne back in 1972.

Nadra’s weaving remained to be rather childish and naive, compare to her pears probably because of the difficult child hood and bad marriage.

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 flowers and cactus.

Her tapestries have been part of the centre’s collection since the late 80’s exhibited worldwide. Nadra attended the Egyptian landscapes exhibition in 1985 at the Barbican centre – London and wove for 2weeks in front of the visitors.

Nadra 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
"Egyptian Landscapes", Nature in Art Trust, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, UK, 2009
"An Accomplishment in Creativity: The Egyptian Children's Tapestries", Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California USA 2015

Publications

"Egyptian Landscapes", Suzanne Wissa Wassef, Yoanna Wissa Wassef and Hilary Weir, 2006