Born in 1988,
Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.
is a visual artist who explores the notion of play across a wide range of mediums; text, drawing, installation, performance and video. Interested in investigating the infrastructure of maternal/reproductive and labor discourses on both individual and collective levels while focusing on the study of verbal and visual language especially for women in this context.
She focuses on the (in)visible standards during her attempts to find answers through building the structure of observations that belong to present experiences or social and historic narratives.
During the process, she digs deep the fine layers between the consciousness and sub-cosciousness, while seeking to dissect, dismantle and rebuild elements and contexts in a way that is reflected in her practice.
Now she is enrolled in the second edition of TASAWAR curatorial studies (TN), attended MASS Alexandria program 2018/19 (EG), and holds a BA Degree in Product design in 2011 (EG). Also she is part of the “K-OH-llective” artist group.
Atef has participated in a number of local and international exhibitions and festivals; “Archive of Forgetfulness” at Goethe Institure (SA), “Hotel Beethoven” at BOZAR (BE), “Artist At Work” at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (PL), “IN/OUT” festival at The National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman (JO) and others in The Netherlands, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, Jordan, and South Africa. And recently shortlisted for the “Mother Art Prize” 2020 (UK).
Further, she took part in public programs like “Tashweesh” festival, “ Les Rencontres Des Bamako, Biennale Africaine de la Photographies”, “QAYYEM” and “Biennale WARSAW”.