Lives and works in Cairo (since 2001), Co-Founder and Director of Medrar for Contemporary Art (since 2005)

Current Works

Secret Coins in the Factory, Video, Cairo/Tokyo (2016)

Two Windows, Video, Cairo (2014)

Alphabet, Video, Cairo (2014)


International creator residency program, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (2015)

Dream City Festival, Tunis (2012)
Pro Helvetia studio residency, St.Gallen (2011)

Accented residency programme, Ashkal Alawan, Beirut (2010)

Historical Event

Arab Revolution (2011)


Artist (since 2001, age 17)

First Works

EVOLUTION, Video (2006)
Indigestion, Video (2004)
Bad Sector, Performance, 16th Youth Salon Exhibition, Palace of Art, Cairo (2004)


Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University, Cairo (2001–2008)

Al-Islamia High School, Assiut, Egypt

Abdallah Al-Nadim elementary school, Assiut

Mother: Veterinarian

Father: Agricultural engineer

Three younger Brothers: Businessman; Artist; Student

Dream job as adolescent: musician/sound engineer for the cinema field

Further Informations

Medrar for Contemporary Art


Mats Staub, Sandra Gysi, Cairo, 09.05.2017