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Artist

Magdy El shafee │Studio Residency – Home Not Alone

Switzerland

3 months

I am an Alien, a space alien landed in a location known as Libya.. but my family had to live in Egypt because they are Egyptians.. for more than half a century i am watching, recording and trying to comprehend that weird creature; the humankind. I send some stories about this in comics form or graphic novels, many get my messages, luckily from my planet because if the others receive them they give me a real hard time.  Now I have lots of stories and trying to complete them. So, Pro Helvetia loved the idea and support a research trip in 2019 that enabled me to follow the foot steps of an amazing Swiss adventurer. An activist and journalist who supported Orabi in Egypt to revolt for a better life.. and now I got the Studio Residency award to continue my project.

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