Bahia Shehab Egypt/Lebanon

Bahia Shehab (1977, Egypt/Lebanon), graphic designer, artist, educator


Bahia Shehab combines Islamic art history with contemporary Arab politics and feminist discourse in her art, activism and academic work. By tagging Cairo with calligraphy graffiti during the Arab Spring, creating artworks from reproduced ancient letters, and compiling the first Arabic script encyclopaedia, Shehab uses the past to shed new light on the present and inspires the next generation of academics and graphic designers.


Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here.