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Assem Attoun is an artist from Jerusalem. He had his B.F.A in Screen-Based Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Video producer, graphic artist and multi-media sculptor. Member of Hirak Sada (Palestinian Artistic Youth Movement). Interested in visual archiving and ecological agriculture. The interest in the world of art started through the concept of time carving, and cinema is the appropriate space for this type of sculpture. He participated in several art exhibitions. He established artistic camps for children and participated in agricultural camps for university students.
Fatma Hieba is a fine arts student who works with text as a narrative and images as a visual interpretation. She leads art workshops for inclusion and diversity. Her art practices focus on experiments with the senses and mediums.
Rawya Sadek is an Egyptian visual artist and a translator from French and English into Arabic. Her artistic interest lies in the scope of interactive works specifically in the field of contemporary Egyptian history. She has been working, for almost four years on a multi-disciplinary art project on Egyptian feminist writer Doria Shafik. This project began with a solo exhibition at Townhouse Gallery in Cairo that was entitled “On Coincidence, Old Age and Depression” in March 2017. After that, she produced a publication entitled “A Trilogy of Time in Doria Shafik’s 1960s” in November 2019 with Medrar for Contemporary Art. Rawya is currently working on the third and last part of the project which covers the years between 1970 – 1975 in Shafik’s life and work.
Soukaina Joual is a Moroccan multi-disciplinary artist born in 1990, graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, Morocco in 2011. Most of the artist’s projects translate her commitment to various forms of presence, and how she trades various shifts between visibility and invisibility, belonging and absence.
Rania Atef is an Egyptian visual artist whose work explores the notion of play across a wide range of mediums including text, drawing, installation, performance and video. Interested in investigating the maternal/reproductive and labour discourse on both individual and collective levels, dealing with the infrastructure of social and cultural institutions in this context.
Sara Hamdy is a visual and sound artist, based in Cairo, her work is an art research-based multidisciplinary practice. In general, the work explores links between sound, architecture, memory and human/ non-human languages. she did participate in a number of exhibitions, art programs and fellowships since her graduation from the Faculty of fine arts, “Oil painting department” Helwan university 2009.
Omar Adel is a multidisciplinary artist/cultural practitioner, working across video, sound, photography, design, coding, and performative instances. His expansive artistic practices investigate the complex entanglement between human cognition, constructed environments, and technology; while focusing on addressing themes concerning time, memory, reality, human error, AI, language use, space, and hegemony.
Motasem Siam, a Palestinian artist based in Jerusalem, where he grew up and lives in. He got his B.F.A. in fine arts at the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He works with video art, performance, and sound mediums that would combine in one installation, ready-made and found footage, between real and digital. The richness of materiality leads to concepts that would trigger these inspirations. Mostly topics related to his identity and memories of his childhood era.
Nada Elkalaawy born in 1995, Nada Elkalaawy is an Egyptian artist who grew up between Alexandria and London. She received her MFA in Fine Art Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018 and her BA in Fine Art from Kingston University in 2016. Recent exhibitions and festivals include KINO DER KUNST, Munich (2020); End of year exhibition, MASS Alexandria (2019); In Conversation. A Painting Show, Sharjah Art Gallery, Cairo (2019); Paper Trail II, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2018); Perpetual Movement, Rich Mix, London (2018), Slade Graduate Degree Show, London (2018) The Vibrating Image, Nahim Isaias Museum, Guayaquil (2017) and Future Echoes, Refugees Museum, Thessaloniki (2017). She was awarded the Prohelvetia Studio Residency, Basel (2021); Elkalaawy is also 1/5 of artist group K-OH-LLECTIVE.
Marwa Benhalim is a Libyan/Egyptian artist, researcher and curator. Benhalim interdisciplinary visual art practice is concerned with power, language and memory. She utilizes text, sculpture, sound and video in multimedia installation to reveal how power structures and resistances are reified as, what is thought to be, completely mundane everyday objects, actions, and utterances.
Mohamed Al-Bakeri is an Independent Conceptual Artist based in Cairo, Egypt… His body of work pushes preconceived socio-cultural norms, opening unconventional possibilities and possible narratives.