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Nazir Tanbouli, Biography and CV

London based Egyptian artist Nazir Tanbouli studied Scenography / Theatre Design at Alexandria University. He learned Arabic calligraphy under a master calligrapher in Egypt, and completed a Masters in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, London. His work is based primarily in drawing, and includes mural drawing, book art, mixed media drawing and performance drawing. Nazir is interested in the dynamic relationship between mark-making and movement.

EDUCATION
2013 - Studio Ceramics, Chelsea School of Art, London, UK.
2009 - 2010 M.A. Fine Art (Printmaking), Camberwell College of Art, London, UK.
1989 - 1994 B.A. Expressive Arts, Alexandria University Academy of Fine Art, Egypt.

PROJECTS
2014 "Bright Spaces" The Marina, Kuwait City.
2013 "Draw to Perform" Performance Space, London.
2013
Nazir Tanbouli at "Quoz Happens", The Jamjar, Dubai UAE.
2013 The Paint Factory Mural, Bootstrap, London.
2012 The King's Land Murals, London.
2011 - 13 Studio75, London
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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 "Black Books" Westminster Central Art and Design Library, London
2013 "Orientophobia" Hackney Downs Studios London.
2011 "Keeping Afloat" La Clinica Mundana, Valencia Spain .
2011 “Haggerston Mural” Whiston Road London.
2010 “Paper Murals” Wilson Road Gallery, Camberwell College of Art.
2009 "Baptism of Hailstones" Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
2008 "Private Nightmares" Redgate Gallery, London.
2008 "Constructed Mythologies" Whitewall, Milton Keynes Contemporary.
2006 "Men and Insects" solo mural project. Rich & Famous Gallery, London.
2006 Solo exhibition, De Montfort Hall, Leicester.
2005 "Nazir Tanbouli" Solo exhibition, Factory-Berlin, Berlin.
2005 “3 Films by Nazir Tanbouli” The Collection, Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
2005 “Urban History” solo mural project. Permanent installation, City Arts Nottingham.
2003 Solo exhibition, Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham.
2002 Solo exhibition, De Montfort Hall, Leicester.
2001 Solo exhibition, Palace of Art Appreciation, Alexandria, Egypt.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 "The Wall" Hackney Downs Studios London.
2012 "ONEIROI" Southend Film Festival.
2012 "Vinyl" Cultivate Vyner Street, London.
2011 7th Moscow Book Art Fair.
2010 "The Freaks" Shoreditch Town Hall, London.
2010 "Seven Men in London Town" Redgate Gallery, London.
2010 "Nazir Tanbouli and Jai Llewellyn," Wilson Road Gallery, Camberwell College of Art.
2009 "Beyond Borders: London and New York" AEStudios Gallery, New York City.
2009 "Tales from the Electric Forest" St Pancras Crypt Gallery, London
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2009 “Prospero's Library”, Accademia di Belle Arte, Catania, Italia.
2008 "Salon", Whitecross Gallery, London.
2008 "Postindustrial Baroque" Globe City, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2008 "Next we change Earth" New Art Exchange, Nottingham.
2007-8 “Prospero's Library”, Central House of Artists, Moscow and touring in Russia.
2008 "Digital media 1.0" La Nau, Valencia.
2007 "Coldstore," Kühlhaus am Gleisdreieck, Berlin.
2007 "Cinetaxis" collaboration with SDNA, London.
2007 "Prospero's Library" Moscow Central House of Artists, and touring.
2006 "Transpositions" Conjunction 06, Works Gallery, Birmingham.
2006 "Lighten Up" Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
2006 "A Very Public Display" Space Berlin Kreuzberg.
2005 “Urban Clearance” Gallery PS2 & site-specific, Belfast
2005 “NG7 Utopia” Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham.
2005 Group show at Treptower Rathaus, Berlin.
2005 ArtConcept Festival, St Petersburg Russia.
2004 Group show 291 Gallery, London.
2004 “Tiefenrauch Ost” Group Exhibition. T.R.O. Factory-Berlin. Berlin.
2004 Group Exhibition, Nottingham Castle.
2004 Trio Exhibition, Blackfriars Art Centre, Boston.
2002 Group exhibition, Art Exchange Gallery Nottingham.
2001 Group exhibition, Goethe Institute, Alexandria.
2001 Cairo Festival of Contemporary Art, Townhouse Gallery Cairo.
2000 Cairo Festival of Contemporary Art, Townhouse Gallery Cairo.
1996 Cairo International Biennale, Cairo.
1995 Egyptian Contemporary Art, touring exhibition, Vienna.
1995 International Biennale Of Young Artists, Argentina.
1995 Egyptian Contemporary Art, touring exhibition. Argentina.
1993 - 1995 National Salon Of Youth, Cairo.
1991 Group exhibition at Palace of Art Appreciation, Alexandria
1990 Group exhibition at Alexandria Academy of Fine Art.
1990 Group exhibition at Goethe institute, Alexandria.

AWARDS
2012 University of the Arts London Creative Enterprise Award
2010 Bainbridge Award for Printmaking
2007 Arts Council of England Individual Artist Grant
2006 Arts Council of England Individual Artist Grant
2006 Juliet Gomperts Trust Award

2005 Arts Council of England Individual Artist Development Grant
2004 Arts Council of England Individual Artist Grant
1993 Grand Drawing Prize, Artist of the Year, National Salon of Youth, Egypt

RESIDENCIES
2006 Verrochio Art Centre, Italy (Juliet Gomperts Award)
2005 Factory-Berlin, Berlin