Visual artist working with many different mediums including painting, photography, graphic design, mixed media and animation. In all the different mediums that he uses he looks for a way to rejuvenate heritage and mythology in a contemporary language.
Shenouda is deeply influenced by Egyptian heritage and historic art, particularly Ancient Egyptian and Coptic art. Some of his common subjects that he revisits are Holy figures, gods of ancient Egypt, and sacred animals that were glorified in the past.
In his artwork he mixes visual elements and iconography from Egyptian heritage with modern figures and portraits, and everyday objects. It’s a practice of simultaneously reviving the old while celebrating the contemporary, and highlighting the links that bridge them across time.
Since graduating from El-Minya Faculty of Fine Arts in 2000, Shenouda Esmat has participated in many group exhibitions across different mediums. He also works as a graphic designer at the Egyptian Tourist Authority. His photographs have won several heritage competitions.
Part of his previous experiences include painting frescoes in Egypt’s churches, and participating in a workshop to design artisanal souvenirs for the Egyptian Museum.
Graphic designer for Egyptian tourist authority .
Freelancer artist and photographer .
Egyptian Syndicate of plastic arts
National group for fine arts
Cairo Camera Club
Certificates and Awards
Certificates of Appreciation from many exhibitions since 1997 until now .
Most innovative picture prize from Cairo camera club in September 2011 .
Jury prize in Heliopolis photography competition – Cairo 2016
1st prize in Heliopolis photography competition – Cairo 2017
2nd prize, Netherlands embassy Cairo and prince Claus fund poster design competition