Basma Hamdy is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at VCUarts Qatar. She is a research-based designer, author and educator producing work that bridges historical, political and social issues with archival, documentarian, participatory, and critical mechanisms.
Since 2011, Hamdy has been researching and documenting the creative output of the Egyptian Revolution culminating with the book Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution in collaboration with Don Karl, published in March 2014 by From Here to Fame (Berlin). She is currently working on her second book, Found Khatt, in collaboration with Noha Zayed, documenting found typography across Egypt.
Hamdy has been interviewed and featured extensively in prominent international media and exhibited and spoke at several international art and design festivals and conferences such as Duke University’s Arts of the Revolution, Spielart Festival Munich and The Graphic Design Festival Breda.
Hamdy earned an MFA from MICA in 2003, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000 and a BA from the American University in Cairo. She is currently a candidate at PhDArts: Leiden University and The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Netherlands.