Khalil, Sayeda
Born 1970 in Al Qalyubia, Egypt
Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt
Sayeda Khalil’s sculptures skilfully fuse different media into one work. Perpetually experimenting with material, Khalil’s practice also encompasses mixed-media installations and the incorporation of seemingly unconventional elements such as lightsabres. She pushes the conventional boundaries of material such as wood to new, greater limits. Her Layers of Green series features sculptures carved into inorganic shapes out of wood, while also integrating metal and plastic details into a balanced whole. Khalil holds a PhD from the Faculty of Art Education programme at Helwan University, where she now teaches. She has been exhibited widely in Egypt and her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Cairo.
Sayeda Khalil, Untitled, 2019, Bronze, 23 x 36 x 29 cm. Courtesy UBUNTU art gallery