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Visual Artist
Huda Lutfi

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PhD, Arab and Islamic Cultural History, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1983.


Discourses and Representations of Women and Gender
Islamic History and Culture
Medieval History
Muslim Political Thought
Religious and Cultural Practices

Work history

Visual Artist with exhibitions in Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Bahrain, and the United States.
Associate Professor of History, Department of Arabic Studies, American University in Cairo, 1984-2011.
Member, Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, American University in Cairo.
Productions and works: 
Cut and Paste, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2013. Huda Lutfi: Twenty Years of Art, Tache Art, Cairo, Egypt, 2011.
Portraits Revisited, Gallery Frederick Moisson, Paris, 2009. Zan'it al-Sittat, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE, 2008.
More than thirty other solo and group exhibitions.
Available publications on WMLDC
Multiple Truths workshop, 9 months duration. Worked on a group workshop focusing on the media, which developed into an archival project collecting information for an online urban dictionary of the January continuing revolution.
(Project is still in progress.) The group also published a small publication entitled: Pocket Dictionary of the Revolution, containing short texts of important political terms accompanied by caricatures. 2012.


Artist Residency, Creative Fusion International Artists in Residence, Cleveland, Ohio. 2014. Artist Residency, Association 24h pour l’art Contemporain, Tunisia. 2013.
Artist Residency, Kunsthalle Nikolaj, Copenhagen. 2010.