Taha Belal has a BFA in Studio Art from Pennsylvania State University, USA (2005) and an MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Fransisco, USA (2008). His work has featured in exhibitions at IVAM, Valencia, Spain; MATHAF – Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha; MKG Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Germany; SMAEK Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich, Germany and Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia. He has also exhibited at Haines Gallery, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Pro Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, Southern Exposure and the Popular Workshop in San Francisco and Oakland. In Egypt, he has shown his work at Townhouse Gallery in Cairo and Nile Sunset Annex (which Belal, Jenifer Evans and Hady Aboukamar founded). Nile Sunset Annex is a self-funded, independent art space that hosts local and international artist exhibitions and produces publications. Taha Belal lives and works in Cairo.
In 2007 Belal was awarded a Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship through the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and an MFA Fellow Residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2008. He was nominated for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA Award in 2010.