Moataz Nasr was born in 1961 in Alexandria (Egypt). He lives and works in Cairo.
This self-taught artist gained local recognition before breaking into the international art scene in 2001, notably winning the Grand Prix at the 8th International Cairo Biennale. Since then he has participated in large international gatherings such as the Venice, Seoul ans Sao Paulo Biennales and has exhibited in prestigious contemporary art venues.
Today he is considered one of the greatest representatives of pan-Arab contemporary art. Showing complex cultural processes currently underway in the Islamic world, his work surpasses idiosyncrasies and geographical limits, and voices the worries an torments of the African continent.