Timeline

1972
Cairo, Egypt.
1992–1993
Assistant Photographer to David Lachapelle, New York
1993
BA in French Literature, Ain Shams University, Cairo
1997–1998
Assistant Photographer to Mario Testino, Paris
2002
Began project photograhping artists
2003
The Seydou Keita Prize for Portraiture, Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali
2003
Artist in Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2005
International Photography Awards — IPA, Los Angeles
2011
Currently lives and works in New York

Exhibitions

2010
Youssef Nabil, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010
I Live Within You, Savannah College of Art and Design-SCAD, Savannah, GA (solo)
2009
Youssef Nabil, GALERIST, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2009
I Live Within You, Savannah College of Art and Design-SCAD, Atlanta, GA (solo)
2009
I Won't Let you Die, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy (solo)
2009
I Will Go to Paradise, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E (solo)
2009
Youssef Nabil, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009
Unconditional Love, The Venice Biennale - 53rd International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
2009
ARABESQUE, Arts of The Arab World, The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
2008
CINEMA, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (solo)
2008
East West Dialogues, Mysticism, Satire and the Legendary Past, LTMH – Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2008
Art Dubai, part of The Third Line booth, Dubai, UAE
2008
Last of the Dictionary Men: BALTIC, Newcastle, UK
2008
Far from Home, North Carolina Museum of Art. North Carolina, USA
2008
‘Word into Art’, British Museum in collaboration with DIFC, Dubai, UAE
2008
Portraits, The Third Line, Doha, Qatar (solo)
2008
Portraits II, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
2008
Disguise, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2008
Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains, Musée National d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Alger, Algeria
2008
Perfect Lovers, Art Extra, Johannesburg, South Africa
2007
Sleep in my arms, Michael Stevenson Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (solo)
2007
Portraits Self Portraits, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (solo)
2007
Gegenwart aus Jahrtausenden, Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Äygpten, Kunst Museum Bonn, Germany.
2007
Dialogues Méditerranéens, Saint—Tropez, France
2007
Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains, Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (MNAMC), Alger, Algeria
2006
Arabiske Blikke, GL Strand Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006
Word into Art, The British Museum, London, UK
2005
Youssef Nabil Portraits, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE (solo)
2005
Realities to Dreams, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt (solo)
2005
L’Égypte, Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans, France
2004
Nazar: Noorderlicht, The Fries Museum, Leeuwaarden, Netherlands
2003
Rites sacrés, Rites profanes, Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali
2003
Pour un Moment d’Eternité, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France (solo)
2002
Youssef Nabil: Photo Cairo, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt (solo)
2001
Obsesiones, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2001
Rétrospective, Centre Culturel Français, Alexandria, Egypt (solo)
2001
Youssef Nabil, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt (solo)
2000
Secret Side, Al Nitak Festival of Visual Arts, Cairo—Berlin Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (solo)
1999
Premiere, Cairo—Berlin Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (solo)