Rehab El Sadek
Stay-in-place Residency: May 8 – 22, 2020
Rehab El Sadek is an Egyptian-born conceptual artist whose career has spanned over 25 years, working and exhibiting in over 17 countries and 4 continents. Utilizing mediums such as sound, photography, sculpture, and the written word, her work explores issues related to immigration, belonging, communication, and language. She has initiated workshops and creative social practice interventions on issues ranging from women’s rights in Sinai to the challenges facing disadvantaged children in Nairobi.
Career highlights include the “Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969 – 2009” group show at Museum voor Moderne Kunst and being selected by Jannis Kounellis for his Pavilion at Biennale Dei Giovanni Artisti in Rome. In addition to being a MacDowell Colony fellow, her awards and residencies include the Vermont Studio Center Residency, the UNESCO-supported Artists’ Bursaries at Gasworks Artists Studios in London, the Art Omi residency in Ghent, New York, the Thami Mnyele Residency Award in Amsterdam, and a Sharjah Biennale Installation Prize. She is the recent recipient of a Foundation For Contemporary Art Emergency Grant. In 2017, El Sadek was named the City of Austin’s first Artist-in-Residence, exploring environmental and social issues embedded in a city Department.
She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.