Born in Cairo in 1955 and a graduate of the Faculty of Applied Arts in 1978, Tayseer Hamed is a well seasoned member of Egypt’s contemporary art vanguard. Throughout numerous solo exhibitions in Cairo, Dubai, and Doha, Hamed has reinforced his character and included countless art patrons in his journey as an artist. His signature technique, and his experimentation with diverse colour palettes link together three decades of his work. A closer look reveals how his canvases represent the dense tapestry of Egyptian culture and folklore. His work is rooted in tradition, but brimming with the prospect of new discoveries.

Hamed has also been the subject of multiple shows at the Cairo Opera House, Cairo Museum of Modern Art, and the Saad el Khadem and Effat Nagui Museum. His work is held in many private and public collections including the Cairo Museum of Modern Art.