Manar Abdelmaaboud interchangeably uses Painting, drawing, collage, and photography to address issues of power, control, liberty, and agency. Her painterly interventions are a way for her to disrupt and mock the norms and normality of dominant socio-political systems, push or challenge their rigid absurd boundaries, and represent their influence on and intervention in every aspect of the private domestic life. 

Born and raised in Cairo, Egypt (1991), she received her BA in Art from the American University in Cairo with a minor in psychology. She worked as a graphic designer for five years, and quit to continue her studies in fine art at Parsons, The New School, in New York City. 

Group Exhibitions 

2017        “Politics & Lies”, 25 East Gallery, Parsons, New York

2018        “How an Artwork Should Speak”, 25 East Gallery, Parsons, New York

                “Flow Zone”, 25 East Gallery, Parsons, New York                     



2018        “To Catch a Terrorist”, La Mama Theater, New York



2016-2018    MFA Fine Art, Parsons, The New School, New York

2007-2011    BA Fine Art, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt