We are pleased to announce the launch of “Notes on Collaboration”, one of the projects selected for our Parallel Sphere program.
Notes on Collaboration is a project by Engy Mohsen with curated series of bilingual texts written by Dina Jereidini, Engy Mohsen, Rana Ashraf, Omar Kassab and Qaaf Laam Collective.
The texts are personal responses to an invitation to think about the expanded notions of collaboration. Each writer comes from a different artistic discipline, yet all work with collaborative practices. This allowed them to engage with the subject differently, offering either reflexive or propositional stances. The project includes an open letter, a manifesto, a conversation, a personal essay and a two-player game. They are released through a series of interventions and discursive events between June 13 and 30, 2021.
More about the release events here.
Meet the artist behind “Notes on Collaboration”
Engy Mohsen is an architect and visual artist based in Cairo, born in 1995. While spatial design remains at the core of her practice, she also works with discursive acts, text, drawing, photography, performance and conversation as a medium. She explores the notions of ‘participation’ and ‘collectivity’ through designing and hosting formats of meetings that invite non-artists and artists to think about how spaces can be organized to include the ‘other’.
Engy has a joint bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the German University in Cairo and The Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany in 2018. After that, she took part in Roznama 6 Studio Program, MASS Alexandria’s Independent Studio/Study Program and Artists for Artists (AfA) Masterclass.
She is currently working on her first published work, “Chatrooms: On Curating Spaces”. Her works have been exhibited in group shows in Abu Dhabi, Alexandria, Amman, Beirut, Berlin, Cairo, London, Ramallah, and Venice.