based in Cairo, Egypt
By reflecting on my internal dichotomies, I find that duality is ultimately inevitable within my practice. I start my creative process by decontextualising my ideas and translating them within my own realm of visual expression, to essentially create a contemporary understanding between what I believe and what you see.
I've always been fascinated with everything human, and I find that that's what synthesises my work together in terms of form. Visually expressing the human experience in all it's manifestations, all instilled within a cross-cultural context and the contemporary contrasts that come along with it. Line also plays a dominant role in unifying my practice in terms of composition, defining my subjects and conveying a controlled yet impassioned end result.
My work invites viewers to contemplate as well as savour in the aesthetic. Most of my projects consist of several works that function as a collective to serve a specific concept or theme. I currently use acrylics within my body of work, however, my goal is to achieve an interdisciplinary nature throughout my career, and in that explore the many different arenas, styles and mediums that would contribute to my visual dialogue.
2017 B.A. in Graphic Design, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
2016 Juried Exhibition: Sharjah Art Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
2019 Le Printemps des Artistes Exhibition - Darb 1718. April 11th -13th.
2017 100 Egyptian Proverbs Illustrated. "As the saying goes" (Translated from Arabic) Vol. 1.
Media and Bibliography
2016 NEWS@AUC Vector Walla Raster: "Creative Graphic Design Solutions for Egypt"
2017 Bored Panda: "Promoting Cultural Literacy By Illustrating Egyptian Proverbs"
2018 AlDostor: “Farah Visually Documents Egyptian Proverbs”
2018 Youm7: “Farah Shafie: Illustrating Egyptian Proverbs”
2018 Egyptian Streets: "Sprinkling a Hint of African Flavour into the Egyptian Art Scene"
2017 Participant in CAIROCOMIX3 Festival - The American University in Cairo. Sept 22-24.
2017 Mural @ Tadamon for Women Empowerment -The Egyptian Refugee Multicultural Council - Community Center
2018 Participant in CAIROCOMIX4 Festival - Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum. Nov 2-4.