Shatha Al-Deghady is a multidisciplinary Egyptian artist, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, Egypt. Graphic section, printable designs division, 2009. Her background in design has informed her approach as a visual artist and her fascination with the process of creating symbols and codes, transformed her artworks to become a symbol itself or a code for audience to decode, in somewhat a game she force them to be involved in.
In 2012, she shifted her focus from design to visual art, as a contribution in the Egyptian revolution in 2011. she became more interested in the role of psychology in perception and truth, power dynamics, and individual struggle against authority on a sociopolitical level, focusing on the importance of self-Liberation in the freedom process, started by showing her artwork «dare to doubt», 2015.
She is always interested in using and experimenting different mediums and to collaborate with other artists as in her project “Ace of Spades”. Her artworks are undercover rebellious acts towards the socio-political constraints imposed on us individually and as groups, lately focusing on the universality of our identity, as in her project “Native cell”, involving science latest discoveries in the process as in her project “What fills the gap” and interrogating the future of art practice due to Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in her latest project “The act of touch”