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8 El Kamel Mohamed Street. Zamalek. Cairo.



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Missions and objectives

ArtTalks | Egypt is a Cairo-based interdisciplinary art space dedicated to the management of Egyptian artists’ estates and geared towards individuals and institutions committed to the acquisition of twentieth-century modern Egyptian artists and the field of Egyptian art history. Founded in 2009, the gallery has also selected a roster of emerging and mid-career artists to work with.

ArtTalks | Egypt was founded by Fatenn Mostafa-Kanafani, a lecturer and art researcher whose research focuses on twentieth-century Egyptian modernism. She has published Modern Art in Egypt: Identity and Independence 1850-1936 (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury) and has contributed with a chapter to the first “catalogue raisonné” for a Middle Eastern artist, Egyptian modernist painter Mahmoud Saïd (Skira, 2016).

She was one amongst 38 selected Egyptian living female achievers to contribute to the publication of Daughters of the Nile: Egyptian women changing their world (Cambridge Scholars, 2016) and was featured in Five Scenes in the Contemporary African Art world, a chapter dedicated to five influential metropolitan cities in Africa, in Africa Rising: fashion, design, and lifestyle from Africa (Gestalten, 2016).

Main Activities

Art Research. Documentation and archives of primary 19th and 20th century material on Egypt and modern Egyptian art. Artwork Valuation and authentication. Exhibition and sales.

Contact person

Cherine Chafik