About the Minister

Name: Nevin Youssef Mohamed Al-Kilany

  • Nationality: Egyptian

  • Date of Birth: 26 June 1964

  • Current position: The Egyptian Minister of Culture.

 

  • Certificates:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Society Law and Human Rights - Faculty of Economics And Political Science - Cairo University, June 2005 with "Good" grade.

  • PhD of Philosophy in Arts - Arts Academy July 2000.

  • Master's degree at The Higher Institute of Ballet - Academy of Arts - October 1997.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in The Higher Institute of Ballet - February 1992.

  • PhD from The Higher Institute of Ballet, May 1986.

  • Ballet School Diploma, May 1985.

 

Positions:

  • Dean of The Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism in The Arts Academy, from 2017 until August 2022.

  • Head of The Cultural Development Fund Sector from 2015 to 2016.

  • Dean of The Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism. - Arts Academy, from August 2014 to December 2015.

  • Director of The Technical Office of The Cultural Development Fund Sector – from 2011 to 2015.

  • Head of The Performance Arts Criticism Department at the Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism from 2007 to 2015.

  • Professor of the Criticism of Kinetic Performing Arts Department at the Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism - Arts Academy, May 2012.

  • General Coordinator of the National Music Center – Cultural Development Fund from 2001 to 2011.

  • Assistant Professor of Kinetic Performing Arts Criticism Department at The Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism - Arts Academy, February 2007.

  • Assistant Professor in The Kinetic Performing Arts Criticism Department at The Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism - Arts Academy, from October 2000 to February 2007.

  • Assistant professor in Ballet Teaching Department - November 1997.

  • Teaching Assistant at the Higher Institute of Ballet - Ballet Teaching Department, November 1989.

Academic Work Experience:

  • She Participated in many conferences, including:

  • - The Arabic Reform Conference - Human Rights Axis at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina 2006.

  • The International Forum for The Renewal of Cultural Discourse - The Supreme Council of Culture - May 2016.

  • Participated in the round table of the initiative of legal Culture In The Face of Terrorism - the Supreme Council of Culture - May 2017.

 

Academic production:

  • A book entitled "The Art of Dance In the Renaissance" - The Supreme Council of Culture 2016.

  • Periodical articles on criticism of Opera arts, music and ballet in "Egyptian Arts magazine", Ministry of Culture from 2009 to 2015.

  • The Supervision of Many Master's and PhD Theses including:

  • Co-supervision and discussion of a master's thesis entitled "The Plastic Vision in Modern Dance Scenography " – 2008.

  • Supervision and discussion of a master's thesis entitled " Egypt Performance Theater in The Twentieth Century" – 2009

 

- Her Experience In Managing Cultural And Artistic Institutions:

- • Head of The Cultural Sector of The Arab Women's Union – Arab League February 2018.

- • Member of The Board of Directors of Egypt's Public Libraries at the Ministry of Culture from 2017 to 2018.

- • Member of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Development Fund in The Ministry of Culture from 2017 to 2018.

- • Head of the Cultural Development Fund Sector at the Ministry of Culture from December 2015 to January 2017.

- • Director of The Technical Office in the Cultural Development Fund Sector - Ministry of Culture from 2012 to 2015.

- • General Coordinator of the International Music Center affiliated with the Cultural Development Fund from December 2001 to December 2012.

- • The Supervisor of The Modern Dance School of The Creativity Center in the Cultural Development Fund from July 2004 to October 2005.

- • Artistic Supervisor of the Talent Development Center at the Opera House from October 1996 to December 1996.

- She participated in many committees at the Ministry of Culture, including:

  • The Higher Committee of The Arabic Calligraphy Forum - Cultural Development Fund.

  • The Higher Committee of Festivals at the Ministry of Culture from 2016 to 2017.

  • Arts consultant Committee - Bibliotheca Alexandrina 2005- 2011.

  • Board of Directors of The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center 2011 – 2009.

She Organized Many Cultural Events in Egypt and abroad:

  • In Egypt from December 2015 to January 2017:-

  • Luxor International Photography Forum

  • Aswan Sculpture Symposium.

  • Exhibition of traditional crafts of Egypt and China - at the Traditional Crafts Center in Fustat - affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund -within the activities of Egypt and China Year- October 2016.

 2- Abroad :

  • She prepared the traditional craft fairs and participated in the activities of Egypt – China year in 2016 in Shenzhen- April 2016, in Beijing- May 2016 and in Guangzhou- January 2017.

  • She prepared the exhibition of traditional crafts in India -Egypt the guest of honour- in January 2017.

  • She prepared the exhibition of traditional crafts of Al- the Janadriyah Festival in Saudi Arabia, in February 2017.

The Participation In The Following Juries.

  • Member of the jury of " Al- Shourouk" for Creativity Festival " from 2016 to 2018.

  • Head of the jury of " Ibdaa Award " for Folkloric Arts "- The Ministry of Youth And Sports from 2015 to 2017.

  • Ballet Competition Jury of the Supreme Council of Culture 2016.