"Thanks for the Ad/d, based on profiles of HIV-infected Egyptians, is not a direct political confrontation with cultural norms. Rather, he focuses on the claustrophobia and silence of living with HIV in a culture where those experiencing the epidemic must remain hidden. The text-based work, presented in a sterile hospital-like installation space, is one of documentation and fiction, a balance between the two. He takes online profiles of anonymous Egyptians infected with the virus and uses a hole punch to eat their testimonies, as if a virus has done its damage. These profiles are exposed like x-rays on light boxes. This is not simply a commentary on disease, but on forced silence. And while the confrontation is primarily poetic, not activist, in quality, one stance can quickly give way to the other. Underlying the exhibit is a critique of the Egyptian health system and its ineffective response to a still taboo epidemic."