Sabah Naim was born in 1967, she lives and works in Cairo, where she is a Professor at the College of Art Education. She received a BFA, MFA and a Ph.D. from the College of Art Education in Cairo. Sabah Naim’s key source of inspiration is the anonymity of Cairo’s streets and its passers-by – examining both tangible reality and fantasy world. More recently, Sabah Naim introduced embroidery to her work, pushing her images into three dimensions. Combining photography with hand-painted motifs, Naim questions binaries such as contemporary and traditional, masculine and feminine, fine art and craft. Naim’s work is in the permanent collection of the British Museum, London; the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo; and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Cairo.