March 30 - April 30 — Visual Arts
A Cairo-based graphic designer, born in 1982. Aly holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois in Chicago and an MA from the Basel School of Design in Switzerland (FHNW HGK/UIC). Aly’s work is focused on a selective clientele of entrepreneurs as well as cultural institutions and projects. She also produces her own personal works that straddle the fields of art and design while currently being a faculty member at the Graphic Design Department at the American University in Cairo. Aly lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.
During a one-month research trip, Aly aspires to collect knowledge on different tentacles of visual communication. The collected material is going to shape a public collaborative sequence of events running across the span of 18 to 24 months in Cairo and elsewhere. Scheduled stops of the research include researching different curatorial approaches, archival methodologies of poster design, book design and independent publishing – with the potential of spreading wider.