Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa

Live Virtual Auction, 28 February 2023

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa
About the Session

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa is a dynamic collaborative project conceived by Strauss & Co to address the need for diversified representation of artists from across the African continent in the secondary market. Curated by Strauss & Co Heads of Sale, Kirsty Colledge and Kate Fellens, with input by seven international art experts with embedded knowledge of Africa; Serge Tiroche, Valerie Kabov, Heba Elkayal, Danda Jaroljmek, Anne Kariuki, Dana Endundo Ferreira, Kimberley Cunningham. Curatorial Voices presents collectors with a broad selection of work by leading contemporary artists alongside select pieces by important historical artists.

Sold for

Lot 45
  • Nermine Hammam; Posturing Bravado
  • Nermine Hammam; Posturing Bravado

Lot Estimate
ZAR 70 000 - 90 000
VAT is charged on both hammer & premium for daggered lots
Selling Price
Cape Town

About this Item

Egyptian 1967-
Posturing Bravado

signed, dated 2022 in Arabic, and numbered 1/3

hand painted archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Japanese paper
image size: 43 by 62cm; sheet size: 60 by 80cm; 70,5 by 90,5 by 5cm including frame


Nermine Hammam is an Egyptian photo artist living and working between Cairo and London. She received her BFA in filmmaking from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, after which she worked with Simon and Goodman Picture Company and Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine. Hammam is a photographer who digitally manipulates the images that she takes to create layered works that investigate one’s perception of reality. Amongst others, she is influenced by photographer Diane Arbus and Tarkovsky, a Russian filmmaker, and likewise captures individuals who are masking fragility and vulnerability. The works in Hammam’s series often reference her background in filmmaking as her images read like the stills of a film – creating a continuous narrative.

Hammam’s work has been widely exhibited and is included in private and public collections such as Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Horcynus Orca (MACHO), Messina, Italy. In 2022, she showed her solo exhibition Aaru at Tintera Gallery, Cairo.


Tintera Photographic Art Consultancy, Cairo, 2023.

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