Index of Works  


    ︎︎︎ Counting Fingers


    ︎︎︎ Wooden Moth And Blue Slippers
    ︎︎︎ 9 Lives and Counting
    ︎︎︎ Found Reliefs
    ︎︎︎ 1985
    ︎︎︎ 42 Bahgat Ali
    ︎︎︎ The Bathroom Trip
    ︎︎︎ Moments
    ︎︎︎ Homage to Some Beautiful Things
    ︎︎︎ The Homograph
    ︎︎︎ Instar


Hana El-Sagini is an Egyptian multidisciplinary artist who works with Painting, Installation and Sculpture exploring themes of memory, trauma and loss through glorifying everyday stories, spaces and objects.

From childhood, Hana was brought up as a painter by her late father artist Magd El-Sagini in a home immersed with art by many generations of artists in her family. An upbringing that influenced her breadth and understanding of different materials and disciplines seen across her work.

Materiality and scale are important aspects she uses to create dialogues of opposites and tension within the work. The space where the work exists and bodies surrounding the work are elements she engages with aiming to add a question of significance in relationship to the human body. to add another layer to the work and to leave a memory for the spectator beyond listening and seeing.

Hana had multiple solo shows in Cairo and group shows across Europe. She has also won The Dean Collection Award in 2018. In 2022 she was commissioned the Floor Scenography for Fondation Beyeler’s 25th Anniversary, also in 2022, Hana won the public art work commission for Adly Mansour Metro Station in Cairo, the biggest station in the Middle East.

Hana holds an MFA from The Academy of Art & Design, University of Applied Science North Western, Basel, Switzerland and she currently lives and works in Dubai.


Solo Shows
• “Counting Fingers”, 421 Art Campus, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2024.
• "1985" - Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2021.
• “42 Bahgat Ali” - Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2019.
• “Moments” - Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2018.

Selected Group Shows
• Basel Social Club, Basel, Switzerland, 2023, curated by Hannah Weinberger.
• "Peace or Never", Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland, 2022, curated by Chus Martinez and Fernanda Brenner.
• Art D'Egypte, Access Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2022, curated by Hany Rashed.
• "Regards Egyptiens" - Egyptian Cultural Center, Paris, France, 2022.
• "Presence is not the opposite of Absence" - Rundgang, Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), Berlin, Germany, 2021.
• "Absence" - Coculture, Berlin, Germany, 2021, curated by Khaled Barakeh.
• “Something Else” - International Off Biennale, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt, 2018, curated by Simon Njami amd Moataz Nasr.
• “Magd El-Sagini Student Exhibition” - Ubuntu Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2017.
• “Slowly” - Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2015, curated by Oriol Texidor.

Commissions-Public Art
• Floor Scenography of "14 Meaows, Friday Beyeler", 25th Anniversary, Fondation Beyeler, curated by Chus Martínez, Basel, Switzerland, 2022.
• Adly Mansour Metro Station, 7 piece installation (under production), Cairo, Egypt, 2022.

• 421 Artistic Development Program Grant, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2023.
• Campus Art Dubai (CAD 10.0 X Public Art), Dubai, UAE, 2023.
• The Biafarin Art Award, Art Laguna Prize, Italy, 2019.
• The Dean Collection Grant Award #tdc20, USA, 2018.

• Fenix Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2023.

• MA Fine Arts, Academy of Art and Design, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern, Basel, Switzerland, 2022.
• Member of the Creative Art Dubai selected group focusing on Public Art (CAD 10.0 X Public Art), Dubai, UAE, 2023.
• MA Fine Arts, Academy of Art and Design, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern, Basel, Switzerland, 2022.
• Member of the Fine Arts Collective Group, Artists Training - Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), Berlin, Germany, 2020.
• Metafora Academy for Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain, 2015-2016.
• Bachelor of Science, Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2001.
• Student and Apprentice at “Magd El-Sagini Atelier”, Cairo, Egypt, 1993-2017.