Lina Osama

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Lina Osama is an internationally acclaimed Egyptian painter and multidisciplinary artist, B. 1986 in Cairo. Her figurative artwork is both poetically expressive and compellingly complex as she combines personal contemporary life settings with historical themes.

 A graduate of the faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo (2005 - 2009) and Salzburg International Art Academy in Austria (2006 – 2009), She has won the first painting prize from Zamalek Art Gallery from Fine Art Lovers Assoc. (2014), The drawing prize from the Cairo Youth Saloon (2007) in addition to artist residencies to Siwa oasis from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture 2009/2018, ALDAU International Artist Residency 2021.

After studying Egyptology at the Higher Authorities of Antiquity, Film Making for a year at Jesuit Cairo Culture Center as well as experimenting with curating, illustration, animation and installations, today Lina Osama’s art has been exhibited worldwide in more than 100 exhibitions, art fairs and biennials represented by prestigious galleries and museums including Gmundten 422 Gallery in Austria, Made In., Gallery in Venice, Go Art Projects in Bucharest, Sharjah Gallery in AUC, Picasso East Art Gallery, T.A.M., Picasso Gallery, Azad, Nile Art Gallery, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Mahmoud Said Museum complex and most recently World Art Dubai 2020, EMAAR Art Town Art Fair 2020/2021, Egypt International Art Fair 2020/2021, Venezuela Biennial 2021-2022, 43rd annual General Exhibition 2022 and Art D’Egypte 2022/2023. She has held ten solo exhibitions, ending in a solo show in the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art Albab Selim Gallery 2022.

Lina Osama’s paintings are included in prominent official and private collections such as the Amazigh Heritage Museum in Morocco, Minia University Museum, Heliopolis International University, Egypt Embassy in Vienna, Irish Embassy in Cairo, Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Egyptian Medical Syndicate, St. Mark Taper Foundation in L.A.