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Youssef Nabil | Selected Works

Nabil shoots intricately arranged black-and-white photographs, primarily portraits, which he then meticulously hand-colours in a rich and varied palette, employing a technique based on the colour- tinting of old Egyptian portrait studios. “The technique I got from Egypt, but the colours I got


GAGPROJECTS is proud to present selected works by internationally renowned artist Youssef Nabil in his first solo exhibition in Australia. The artist has flown in from Paris especially for this important exhibition. Nabil is known for his meticulously hand coloured photographs and films that evoke nostalgia for Egyptian cinema’s golden age.frompersonal experience,” he has said. Nabil began his career by staging and photographing tableaux in which his friends acted out scenes that recall film stills from Egypt’s cinematic golden age, and the images he produces today continue to evoke nostalgia for the cinematic past. Among the many visual artists, musicians, and actors he has photographed are Nan Goldin, Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Alicia Keys, and Catherine Deneuve.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Adelaide Festival

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