Egypt Artist Revolution

Image courtesy of Brownbook magazine and Nadia Mounier

Lebanese/Egyptian Artist & Historian


“If you don’t speak out someone is going to speak out for you. As designers we are recreating Arab visual identity”

Bahia is associate professor of professional practice and director of the graphic design major at the American University in Cairo. She has developed and launched the new graphic design unit for the department of the Arts with courses mainly focused on visual culture of the Arab world.

Her artwork has been on display in exhibitions and galleries worldwide including China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, UAE and the US. Her book “A Thousand Times NO: The Visual History of Lam-Alif” was published in 2010.


Bahia is a 2012 TED Global Fellow and was selected as one of BBC’s 100 women who are changing the world for two consecutive years, 2013 and 2014.”

BASED IN: Cairo

LANGUAGES: English and Arabic.

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