Sherouk Helal


Sherouk Helal is a visionary interdisciplinary artist whose work seamlessly weaves together
sculpture, film, and performance to create a compelling narrative that draws inspiration from her
personal experiences and a diverse range of cultural influences. Born on March 9, 1994, in Cairo,
Egypt, her artistic journey has been shaped by a childhood marked by constant relocations with
her family, exposing her to various cultures and perspectives. This upbringing, coupled with the
enchanting fairy tales her mother used to read to her, laid the foundation for her artistic
exploration of identity, culture, and societal issues.
Sherouk's educational background is as rich as her artistic endeavors. She earned an MFA in
sculpture, focusing her master's thesis on the aesthetic qualities of three-dimensional
compositions made from light, utilizing innovative lighting techniques. She excelled in her
studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University, specializing in monumental sculpture,
and graduated with honors in 2016.
Throughout her career, Sherouk has held diverse roles that have contributed to her multifaceted
approach to art. She has been an integral part of the academic community as an assistant
lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University since 2017. Additionally, she has gained
experience as a gallerist at the "Ubuntu" art gallery in 2016 and as a freelance digital modeler.
Her creative prowess extends to exhibitions and film festivals that have showcased her
exceptional talent. Notable events include her participation in the Cairo Video Festival organized
by Medrar for Contemporary Arts, the "Youth's Salon Exhibition" at the Cairo Opera House, and
various group exhibitions such as "The Spirits" and "Sculpture Now." Sherouk's solo exhibition,
"Inside One of the Portals," further demonstrated her ability to captivate audiences with her
unique artistic perspective.
One of Sherouk's remarkable achievements is her captivating series, "The Ladies of Metropolis."
Influenced by the iconic female robot "Maria" from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," she skillfully
reimagines mythological and fictional female protagonists in futuristic forms, using a variety of
materials to convey intricate textures and colors. This collection is a testament to her ability to
infuse historical and fictional narratives with contemporary relevance, showcasing her deep
understanding of societal dynamics.
Sherouk Helal's work reflects a profound commitment to storytelling and a nuanced exploration
of the human experience. Her ability to meld different mediums, cultures, and perspectives into
a cohesive artistic expression demonstrates her remarkable talent and enduring impact on the
world of contemporary art.

28th Aswan International Sculpture Symposium