Haytham Nawar, American University in Cairo

Haytham Nawar is an artist, designer, and researcher who currently lives and works in Cairo. He is Assistant Professor and Director of the Graphic Design program, Department of the Arts at the American University in Cairo. He is the founder and director of the Cairotronica, Cairo Electronic, and New Media Arts Festival.

Nawar received his Ph.D. from the Planetary Collegium, Center for Advanced Inquiry in Integrative Arts, School of Art and Media – University of Plymouth. He holds a Masters of Advanced Studies ZFH in Spatial Design, Institute of Design & Technology, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland and an MFA in New Media and BFA in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt. He is a Fulbright alumni.

Since 1999, he has participated in several international exhibitions, biennales, and triennials, the latest of which was Venice Biennial in 2015.

Nawar won awards and acquisitions nationally and internationally in Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Portugal, Kuwait, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Syria, UAE and the United States.



Paul Thomas, University of New South Wales, Australia
Joao Silveira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Meredith Tromble, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
Alex Garcia-Topete, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Annick Bureaud, OLATS, France
Yvan Tina, University of Texas at Dallas USA,
and University of Aix-Marseille, France
Sharath Chandra Ram, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Robert Root-Bernstein, University of Michigan, USA
Julia Buntaine, Rutgers University, USA, and EIC, SciArt Magazine
Lucinda Presley, USA