Hani Mahfouz

Egypt, 1965

Hani was born in 1965 in Alexandria and graduated from The Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University in 1988. He is constantly and repeatedly engaging with the daily life of the Egyptian community and creating designs that use his unique visual elements to deepen his as well as his viewers’ engagement with time and place.
His ideas are generated from a range of different experiences as a graphic, industrial, and most recently fashion designer. Mahfouz founded his design studio named “Hani Mahfouz Designs” AKA h|m|d in 1997 and has ever since dedicated his time, efforts and skills to creating explicit art products that fall in-between different design trajectories. In 2012, Hani gave a very inspiring TEDx talk in Cairo that was titled “The Second Death”. He has held several solo exhibitions in 1994, 2018, and most recently in 2021. He also participated in many group exhibitions between the years 1990 and 2020.  Besides his solo and group exhibitions, Hani has collaborated with Three Fifty Nine, a women RTW line of wearable art for their Fall/Winter 2015 and Fall/Winter 2016 collections, creating all graphic content as well as artwork for the brand. Both