Aya Tarek │ Research Trip
2 - 10 February 2018
SHAP SHAP and Festival Antigel invite the Egyptian street artist Aya Tarek to make a mural in Geneva on the occasion of the 70th anniversary celebration of the Universal declaration of Human Rights in 2018. Located 500m from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Rue Jean Jacquet 11), this mural, which theme is ”Gender bias”, will take even more sense.
Aya will also participate in a collective residency program for 5 days with Artists from Switzerland and Africa.
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1989, Aya Tarek is a painter, street artist and illustrator with an exciting portfolio of diverse art projects, feature films and art collaborations in countries ranging from Sao Paolo to Frankfurt. Her work explores the different interchanges within modes of urban communication and the dynamic of a public space. Using a vibrant, comic derived aesthetic, and often working through site-specific murals, she aims to trigger a humorous sense of controversy, investigating different ideas pertaining to the different public contexts. Aya Tarek has showcased her artwork in various exhibitions and events around the world. She is also a recipient of several residencies including Dakakin, Alriwaq Contemporary Art Space, Bahrain and Artist in Resident Show, Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation, Italy. In 2015 and 2016, she worked with Master Printer Tim Baker on photogravuring at the University of South Florida’s Graphic Studio.