Nada was an integral member of the Contemporary Art Group (Jama`at al-Fann al-Mu`asir)
, which actively exhibited in Cairo from 1946 through to 1951. The movement explored issues of Social Realism and Surrealism. Hamed Nada infamously said, 'Any work of art that does not have surrealist elements is no work of art. In other words, no matter what colour or direction spontaneous expression takes, a work of art can’t be devoid of the artist’s subjectivity if it is true art'.”
The artist cited in: Watani Newspaper, 1 November 1959.