Memory of Physical Essence

1 Apr 2016 – 1 May 2016

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Monday-Thursdays from 11 AM-1 PM, and on Sundays during worship times. Special viewing arrangements for individuals or groups can be made by calling (215) 386-0234.

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Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Pennsylvania, United States


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The physical body is a word surrounded by restrictions in Middle Eastern society. Our bodies are the medium that links us to this world and reflects our souls. The exhibition includes 25 works of photography, with digital photo manipulation.


In a CARAVAN curated exhibition, premier Egyptian artist Marwa Adel presents her reflections on how our physical bodies are intricately linked to our life experiences.

Reflecting on her art, Adel says, “One needs to express themselves in a way to make society hear, feel and understand you.....When you find your life you will find your identity."

An Artist’s Reception with Marwa Adel will be held on Wednesday, April 6th at 5 PM. Regular viewing hours are scheduled on Monday-Thursdays from 11 AM-1 PM, and on Sundays during worship times. Special viewing arrangements for individuals or groups can be made by calling (215) 386-0234.

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Marwa Adel holds a BA and an MFA from the Advertising Department in the Faculty of Applied Arts from Helwan University, Cairo. Adel lives in Cairo and teaches at the Faculty of Applied Arts at Helwan University. She is a photographer and installation artist who combines text with photography in many of her projects. Adel defies traditional Middle Eastern norms by using pictures of the human body in her work. Her style is very personal and intimate as she maintains her own voice in all her work as she tackles the taboo of the human figure, using it as a form of expression and in revolt of social restrictions.

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Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler

Exhibiting artists

Marwa Adel

Taking part




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