* Represented by Gypsum Gallery
Born in 1982 in Alexandria, Egypt
Lives and works between Oslo, Norway and Cairo, Egypt.
2014/2017: MFA, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway.
2011/2012: HWP/Home Workspace, Independent Study Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.
1999/2004: BFA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Alexandria University, Egypt.
2006/2012: Member of Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum/ACAF. (An artists run initiative based in Alexandria, co-founded by Mona Marzouk and Bassam el Baroni, and run collectively).
2018: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, Helena Anrather Gallery, New York. USA.
2018: A New Commission for an Old State, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2016: A New commission for an Old State, Edith-Ruth-Haus, Oldenburg, Germany.
2016: Proposal for a Porn Company, Galpão VB | Associação Cultural Videobrasil São Paulo, Brazil.
2014: Painter on a Study Trip, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2013: It’s Never Too Late to Talk About Love, Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo, Egypt.
2010: When Meanings Face Glossy Surfaces, Curated by Aleya Hamza, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt.
2010: I Never Wanted to Be Alone in a Room, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK.
2008: MKMAEL Stories – An Image Passionate, Makan, Amman, Jordan.
2007: 15 Minutes of Acting as if I’m in my House, Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2006: 15 Minutes of Acting as if I‘m in my House, Oberwellt, Stuttgart, Germany.
2002: Mashrabia gallery for contemporary art, Cairo, Egypt.
Selected Group Exhibitions & Projects:
2018: A group exhibition with work by Dora García, Sharon Hayes, Emily Jacir, Mahmoud Khaled, Carlos Motta, Wu Tsang, and Akram Zaatari, as well as a letter by Quinn Latimer, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherland.
2017: A GOOD NEIGHBOUR, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany.
2017: 15th Istanbul Biennale, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, Istanbul, Turkey. [Catalogue]
2017: 13th Sharjah Biennale, curated by Christine Tohmé, U.A.E. [Catalogue]
2017: Terra Mediterranea - in Action, curated by Yiannis Toumazis, NiMAC Arts Center, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2016: Terra Mediterranea - in Action, curated by Yiannis Toumazis and Michael Arzt, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany.
2016: Frieze Live, curated by Fabian Schöneich, Frieze London, UK.
2016: Hips Don't Lie, curated by Charlene Dinhut, Centre Pompidou, Malaga, Spain.
2016: Liste Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.
2016: Syntax and Society, Curated by Nav Haq, Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Dubai, U.A.E. [Catalogue]
2016: Electronic Superhighway, Curated by Omar Kholeif, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. [Catalogue]
2016: Complicity, curated by Aleya Hamza, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait.
2015: Art Dubai, UAE.
2013: 18th Videobrasil Festival for Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil. [Catalogue]
2013: Lofoten International Art Festival, curated by Bassam El Baroni, Lofoten, Norway.
2013: Occupied. ORTung 2012, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria.
2013: Art in Labor, curated by Octavian Esanu AUB Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon. [Catalogue]
2013: Homeworks 6, Shorts #2 - Film Program, curated by Christine Tohmé, Beirut, Lebanon.
2012: 9th Shanghai Biennale, Intercity Pavilions Project, China.
2012: Le Corps Découvert, Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris, France. [Catalogue]
2011: Collected Currents, CULTOG contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France.
2011: Identity Bluffs, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2010: Manifesta 8, European Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Bassam El Baroni, Murcia, Spain. [Catalogue]
2010: The One and The Multiple, La Capella, Barcelona, Spain.
2010: Overtime Work, curated by Elmas Deniz, AAS/SM, Izmir, Turkey.
2010: A New Formalism, curated by Hassan Khan-Bidoun magazine, Art Dubai, U.A.E.
2010: Invisible Presence, Samaaa Khana, Cairo, Egypt.
2009: Indicated By Signs, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany. [Catalogue]
2009: Trapped in Amber, curated by Bassam El Baroni & Helga-Marie Nordby, UKS, Oslo, Norway. [Catalogue]
2008: PhotoCairo 4 - The Long Shortcut, curated by Aleya Hamza & Edit Molnar, Townhouse, Cairo, Egypt. [Catalogue]
2008: Biacs3, CAAC, curated by Peter Weibel, Seville, Spain. [Catalogue]
2008: Tales around the Pavement– chapter two”, curated by Aleya Hamza & Edit Molnar, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt.
2007: All Clear, Salzburger Kunstverein, curated by Hemma Schmutz, Salzburg, Austria. [Catalogue]
2007: ?No Condition is Permanent? Amman, Jordan.
2007: Out of Place, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, curated by William Welles, Beirut, Lebanon
2006: 1st Biennial of the Canaries, curated by Antonio Zaya, Canary Islands, Spain. [Catalogue]
2006: Actual Position-2, curated by Helen Hirsch, Kulturzentrum NAIRS, Switzerland.
2006: San Simon re-construction, 5th artistic bridge, Hermitage Park, la source du lion, Casablanca, Morocco.
2006: PRASENTATIONEN DER PROGR_AIR", PROGR-zentrum fur kulturproduktion, Bern, Switzerland.
2005: Actual Position, curated by Helen Hirsch, Townhouse, Cairo, Egypt.
2004: Dar Al Hewar/3, Goethe Institute Cairo/Alexandria, Egypt. (In collaboration with Sylvia Winkler & Stefan Koperl). [Catalogue]
2004: NOUBAR/2 project, Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt. (With Pascal Favre). [Catalogue]
2003: 15th Salon Of Young Artists, Palace Of Arts Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2001: 2nd NITAQ Festival, Cairo Atelier, Cairo, Egypt.
2015: Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, U.S.A.
2012: Delfina Foundation, London, UK.
2012: Casa Tomada, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2012: ORTung symposium, Strobl, Austria.
2010: BALTIC - Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK.
2010: Bronx Museum, New York, U.S.A.
2009: Hangar - Visual Arts Production Center, Barcelona, Spain.
2008: Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark.
2008: Gasworks residency, London, England.
2006: Sally and Lucas Artists Residency Program, Montalvo Arts Center, California, U.S.A.
2006: F+F School for Art and Media Design, Zurich, Switzerland.
2005: AIWA, International Artists Workshop, Aley, Lebanon. [Catalog]
Prizes & Grants:
2017: Project grant, Norwegian Arts Council, Norway.
2017: BILDENDE KUNSTNERES HJELPEFOND (BKH) Art Student Stipends award, Norway
2016: Shortlisted for Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Dubai, UAE.
2015: 6 Months production grant, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany
2014: Production grant, YATF.
2012: Videobrasil in context prize.
2010: Production grant, YATF.
2006: Residency grant, Pro Helvetia, (Swiss Arts Council).
2004: Project grant, Pro Helvetia, (Swiss Arts Council).
2003: Honorary Prize for the project, She Likes Cairo, And Cairo..."15th Salon of Young Artists”, Palace of Arts Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
Selected Catalogues & Books:
2016: “QUEER” Ed David Getsy, Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press.
2016: “Syntax and Society” Ed Nav Haq, SternbergPress.
2016: “Electronic Superhighway - From Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet", Ed Omar Kholeif, Whitechapel, London.
2014: “Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practice in the Middle East and North Africa”
Ed Anthony Downey, Book.
2013: “It’s Never Too Late to Talk About Love”, Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo, Egypt.
2011: “When Meanings Face Glossy Surfaces” Ed, Aleya Hamza & Mahmoud Khaled.
2011: “Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism” Ed, R. Klanten, M. Hübner, A. Bieber, P. Alonzo, G. Jansen, book.
2010: “INDICATED BY SIGNS “ Ed HAMZAMOLNAR, Book.
2009: “PhotoCairo 4 - The Long Shortcut”, Ed Aleya Hamza & Edit Molnar, Catalogue.
2009: Trapped in Amber, Ed Bassam El Baroni, Catalogue.
2008: Biacs3, catalog.
2008: Salzburger Kunstverein magazine 12.
2006: 1st Canary Islands Biennale, Catalogue.
2006: The Active Artist, FAHRT publication no 2, Ed Omar Alessandro, Switzerland.
2006: "A: IWA-Artists International Workshop Aley 2005", Catalogue.
2005: "NOUBAR-projects 2004", Ed Stefania Angarano, Catalogue, Mashrabia gallery editions.
2004: "Autoportrait of three artists after talking until dawn". Catalogue.
2014: Angela Harutyunyan, ”Forms that Matter: Six Exercises in Art Making”, http://www.jadaliyya.com/
2012: 100 ARTISTS TO WATCH, MODERN PAINTERS, Nov/Dec, page 68.
2010: Folio. Identity Bazaar By Mahmoud Khaled as Told to Hassan Khan, BIDOUN, Issue 20, page 79.
- Susanne Boecker, Biennale: Manifesta 8 - ACAF: OVERSCORE/TACHADURA, KUNSTFORUM, Bd 205 Nov-Dec, page 260-261.
2007: Wolfgang Richter, “Bilder statt Politik”, Drehpunktkultur, Jul 19.
- “Unter der Verfuhrungsschicht”, SVZ Salzburger Volkszeitung, Jul 19.
- Sabine B. Vogel, «Alles klar?» im Kunstverein, Kunstbulletin, Sep.
- Kira Shewfelt, “Public, private and all the spaces in between”, The Daily Star Egypt, Feb 28.
- Nevine Lamei, “Territoires reconquis”, Al Ahram Hebdo, no 650.
- Anjali Gupta, “A Tale of Two Cities…or How I Learned To Love West Nile Virus”, Glasstire, Jan.
2006: Bassam El Baroni,” MKMAEL has just joined the room”, Bidoun, issue 9.
- Alfred Borter, "Zurich als Quelle der Inspiration", Zurcher Unterlander,18. Feb, ++ Mitelland Zeitung, 27. Feb, ++ Zurichsee-Zeitungen, 3.March.
2005: Dina Kabil, "Brassage d'identite", Al Ahram Hebdo, no 584.
- kaelen Wilson-Goldie, "Aiwa! Artists head for higher ground", THE DAILY STAR, no 11,814.
2004: Dina Kabil, "Chambres avec veues", Al Ahram Hebdo, no 526.
- Aida Nasr, "On the Move", Egypt Today, Volume 6, no 10.
2003: Richard Woffenden, "Best of Arts" Cairo Times, volume 7, issue17.
2002: Francesca Sullivan, "Mahmoud Khaled", Egypt's Insight, volume 6, no 10.
- Nevine Lamei, "Changements de Lieu", Al Ahram hebdo,no 422.
- Richard Woffenden, "Landscape with the Difference", Cairo Times, volume 6, issue 29.
2001: Fatma Aly, "Artists in nitaq", Al kahira, no 52.
Selected Lectures / Talks / Presentations:
2015: “Do you have work tomorrow?”, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, USA.
2015: “The Artist as a Student”, ASHKAL ALWAN, Beirut, Lebanon.
2009: “The camouflaged nature of artworks in virtual and actual spaces”, Artist Talk, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
2009: “Mobility and Stability, the dynamics of losing and finding locations in an artist's career”, Cairo Residency Symposium, Rawabet theater, Cairo, Egypt.
2009: “Artist Talk”, PhotoCairo 4, Rawabet theater, Cairo, Egypt.
2008: “Google Me”, Iniva, London, UK.
2008: “Panel Discussion: Artistic Exchange, Can cultural distance and proximity both be advantages in the curatorial process?” The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK.
2006: ”Artist Talk”, American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt.
2006: “The Document as Image and Space”, Montalvo Arts Center, California, U.S.A.
2006: “The Artist and The Image Between The Presentation and Re-Presentation” CIC/Contemporary Image Center, Cairo, Egypt.
2006: “Artist Talk”, F+F School for Media Arts & Design, Zurich, Switzerland.
2005: “Autoportrait of three artists after talking until dawn” INSULARITIES, (curated by Elke Dem Moore), Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. (In collaboration with Sylvia Winkler & Stefan Koperl).