Born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, Beya Khalifa weaves together different, and often absurd, worlds with the use of collage—digital and physical. Her collages serve as a visual examination of the human condition and its relation to the universe, often through quirky or satirical narratives. Her work exists in a perpetual state of surrealism and phantasmagoria, almost like a daydream come to life. Beya’s collages utilize antique photographs layered under digital graphics to combine kitsch, orientalism, fantasy, and history into a seamless investigation of the absurdity of daily life.
Beya’s work has been published in Artupon, Fubiz, Fstop, Flair Magazine, Cairo Gossip, and Collage Collective Co.