Hakim Abdelnaeem is a Director, writer, reseracher and visual artist based in Paris. He studied Directing and Acting at Alexandria University. His relationship with the theatre began at an early age, and he has participated in numerous projects as an actor. In 2012, he directed his first piece, The Light Went Out, and in 2014 he was awarded a production grant from the Arab Fund for Culture and Arts (AFAC) for his second project, The Mincer.
Abdelnaeem has worked on a number of artistic projects as a researcher including for the documentary theatre piece ZigZig in 2015/16 , directed by Laila Soliman. He has also done dramaturgical work for several productions, the latest being Without Damage, a performance piece that was part of the 2018 Festival d'Avignon.
Abdelnaeem writes widely on local, regional, and international cultural and artistic production for Mada Masr, an online independent Egyptian newspaper,
Since 2016, he has been working on a live documentary performance based on a series of found letters written by a girl who disappeared leaving nothing else behind, and currently he's in a artist residency at Cité internationale des arts
Hakim recently Co-Founded (KHALF 40 Artists' Collective) for performing arts.