photo by Guevara Namer, Lisbon, 2020


Sara Fakhry Ismail is a Cairo-based performance maker, visual artist, facilitator, researcher and somatics practitioner. Their primary areas of resaerch are sensation, states of being, and embodiments in how they relate to space. They view emotion and sensation as spaces of collectivity, and a starting point to explore human and non-human agency. 

Their practice encorporates text, image making, devising, scoring and facilitating live works. 

Their work often combines various mediums at once such as performance, publication, photography, video or audio-visual  installation. They incorporate meditative qualities in their work, forging links between concrete and the abstract; real and imagined; personal and social.

Sara often works collaboratively with artists, writers and cultural practitioners, producing work that is interdisciplinary in nature.

Sara  teaches and facilitates tools and methodologies from their somatics and  performance-making practice within various contexts, as well as collaborative devising and methods of artistic interventions.

Sara holds a B.A in Theatre & Performance from the American University in Cairo and an M.A in Contemporary Performance Practice from Royal Holloway University of London. They are a licensed Feldenkrais Method practitioner from Feldenkrais Institute Spain.