Art Paris Art Fair: Paris | France

Grand Palais Éphémère | Paris, 4 - 7 April 2024 

I paint so as not to question, or rather, to spring thought into action with the stroke of a brush, using the color that is right for me at the moment, whatever color that may be. Painting is always entrusting a question to movement.
- Fathi Hassan

Nil Gallery presents "Goodbye Nubia,” a solo exhibition by the renowned Fathi Hassan. The French Gallery celebrates the transcendent work by the Egyptian artist paying homage to his enduring legacy, which continues to inspire and uplift audiences around the world.


Hassan's talent has earned him the distinguished title of being the first African artist ever selected for the prestigious Venice Biennale, a testament to his pioneering spirit and artistic ingenuity. As a historic figure in the realm of contemporary art, Hassan has carved a profound path, shaping the landscape of international culture and fostering inclusivity and representation.


Across continents and oceans, Fathi Hassan's oeuvre resonates within the hallowed halls of esteemed institutions. From the storied halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the venerable chambers of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum in London, his work traverses continents, igniting fires of contemplation and discourse. In Washington DC, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art bears witness to his indelible legacy, while Farjam Collections in Dubai become a testament to his global impact. With each collaboration, Hassan's work transcends borders, breaking with geographical constraints to embrace the universal language of art.


"Goodbye Nubia," a symphony of visual poetry, finds its muse in the essence of Aqua – the primordial lifeblood that meanders through the sinews of the earth's rivers and seas. Through this exhibition, Hassan's artistry unfolds in a bath of hues and shapes, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the ebb and flow of his artistic odyssey.


In the luminescent aura of "Goodbye Nubia," Fathi Hassan invites us on a journey of introspection and enlightenment. The artist beckons us to explore the depths of our shared history, to find solace in the eternal embrace of artistic expression. Indeed, through his work, we discover the immutable truth that art, like water, flows boundlessly, nourishing the soul and quenching the thirst for everlasting knowledge.