Lives and works in Cairo (since 2014)


Artistic director of Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo (since 2014)

Director of Les Complices, Zurich (2004–2014)

Current Works

If not for that wall, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo (ongoing since 2015)

Working on the topic of imprisonment and social exclusion

A drawing research on sex work, Zurich (2014)

Striche durch Rechnungen – Zur stadträumlichen Verlagerung von Sexarbeit in Zürich, Theatre, Les Complices, Zurich (2013)


IASPIS Residency, Stockholm (2013)

Pro Helvetia studio residency, Cairo (2011–2012)

First Works

Various projects on music at k3, Binz39, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Helmhaus and Kunsthalle Winterthur (2004–2008)


Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2000–2002)
Student exchange in Bristol (1997–1998)
Department of Photography, Zurich University of the Arts (1993–1999)
Schools in Bern

Historical Event

Cold war

Further Information

Contemporary Image Collective
Les Complices

Sandra Gysi, Cairo, 03.12.2017