PODCAST: Gallery Girl Meets Nada Elkalaawy

In this episode of the Gallery Girl podcast my guest is Nada Elkalaawy, an Egyptian visual artist whose personal history is her primary work material dealing with loss, traces of memories and fiction.

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Dina El Sioufi: Painting And Difference

In Painting And Difference at London’s Egyptian Cultural Bureau, Dina El Sioufi comments on Jacques Derrida’s 1967 Writing and Difference, the idea that every creative act is a comment on another creative act, involving difference.

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Gallery Girl meets Mo Negm

Mo Negm’s vibrant canvases are densely populated by crowds of people. Full of movement, unrestrained use of colour, texture, and the vague outlines of Arabic calligraphy in the background, the paintings convey a sense of mystery, while drawing the viewer in to his multicoloured world. Gallery Girl chatted to Negm about colour, language and social […]

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Gallery Girl meets Katia Boyadjian

Normandy based artist Katia Boyadjian was born into a long line of photographers. Her father Angelo had a studio in Cairo where she was born and lived for two years before settling in Paris following the events that occurred in Suez in 1956. With experience as both a muse and an artist, her artwork fuses […]

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Gallery Girl meets Seen Fifteen

Like many, Vivienne Gamble believed that a career in the art world was unattainable. However, after almost a decade working in TV advertising, she decided to redirect her future and has since founded Seen Fifteen gallery in Peckham. I met Vivienne inside the South London gallery that she named after Peckham’s eponymous postcode SE15. The […]

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