Born in Cairo. Studied painting from 1976 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo and graduated in 1981 at the Mural Painting Section. From 1982 until 1985 he studied at Accademia di Belle Arte in Roma.
He lives and works in Cairo and Amsterdam.
Selected Exhibitions: Direktorenhaus, Berlin 2017, "About painting" Dai Gallery, Cairo (solo) 2017, "The sequence of face" Gallery Misr, Cairo (solo) 2015, "Painting... this magnificent way of life" Helga Hofman gallery, Alphen aan den Rijn, NL (solo) 2014, Theater in Pictures, Art from the ING Collection, Apeldoorn 2013, PAN Amsterdam, Helga Hofman gallery 2012, IMA, Paris 2012 and 2008, APB, Syra-Arts gallery, Florida 2012, "same people..same story" Helga Hofman gallery (solo) 2011, "Muse" , Museum M. Ghalil, Cairo (due) with Omar Galliani 2011, Art Paris-Abu Dhabi, Gallery Art Sawa, Dubai 2009, Art Amsterdam, Galerie Smarius 2008, 11th Cairo Biennale, Cairo 2008, "l'Uomo del Mediterraneo" Museum Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome 2007, “Other people”, Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo (solo) 2006, “Essam Marouf, recent werk” Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam (solo) 2004, “ A moment out of time”, Outline, Amsterdam,(solo) 2000," eeuwig kwetsbaar " Museum of religious art, Uden 1998.
Work of Essam Marouf is part of private, corporate and museum collections worldwide.