photos: Ahmed El Shaer
INTERFERENCE Site: Shop/ Romdhane Bey Square
INTERFERENCE Work: Struggle in the Nile
photos: Ahmed El Shaer
Ahmed El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans the mediums of installation, photography, sound and video, with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation and experimental soundscapes. His work has been highlighted in numerous exhibitions and festivals, among which: 56th Venice Biennale, “In the Eye of the Thunderstorm” Collateral Event, Curated by: Martina Corgnati, Venice, Italy. “Experiments in Arab Cinema” at [Simon Fraser University] “SFU”, Vancouver, Canada, 2013 and [Rochester University] New York, USA, 2014. Bamako Biennale, Bamako National Museum, Bamako, Mali . He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in several residency programs, such as: Fulbright Grants for Art Research 2018-2019, Cite International D’Art Invited by Institut Francais, Paris-France 2016. Art Omi Artist-in-Residence New York, USA, the Pro Helvetia Artist-in-Residence cycle [Zurich, Switzerland, 2009] and the Summer Academy of Fine Arts [Salzburg, Austria, 2006 and 2007]. MORE
2018 | “Hybrid Spaces” , Video, Photography and Video Game art, Medrar Art Center, Cairo-Egypt.
2015 | Think Tank, Video Installation, Fine art Museum, Alexandria, Egypt, Curated by: Rabab Nawar.
2014 | Green, Video Installation, ArtEllewa Art Space, Cairo, Egypt.
2013 | Repetition in Action Time, Guezira Art Center, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt.
2012 | 8bit Portrait, Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2018 | MADATAC 09 Festival, SECCIÓN MONOGRAFÍAS: EGIPTO, Nominated by Medrar for Contemporary art, Mena el Shazly,Spain.
Cairotronica Festival for media arts, Curated by: Haytham Nawar, Cairo-Egypt.
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin Festival, Centre Pompidou.
Biennale Festival of Portraits, from 17 September to 2 November 2018, Tuzla-Bosnia.
2017 | Art Game Demos -Festival Nuage Numérique, Nominated by Isabelle Arvers, Lyon-France.
“Mediterranean seeds”, at the Conserveria Pastis exhibition space in Piazza Emanuele Filiberto 11 A, Curated by krista eirene mikkola, Turin-Italy.
Di_Egy Festival for Newmedia arts, Darb 1718, Curated by Weam El Masry.
2016 | Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, The Rotating Exhibition Room, South Africa.
CairoTronica Festival for media arts, Palace of Art, Cairo, Egypt.
Screening at Cite International D’arte, Paris, France.
2018/2019 | Fulbright Art Grant, USA.
2011 | International Visitor Program of State Department, USA.
2007 | Salzburg Summer Academy for Fine Arts, studio of Vale Export, Austria.
2006 | Salzburg Summer Academy for Fine Arts, studio of Fung Ming Bo, Austria.
2002 | B.F.A., Faculty of Art and Education, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
2006 | Certificate of Video Game/ Video Art, Summer Academy for Fine art, Salzburg-Austria.
2007 | Certificate of Video Art By Artist Vale Export, Summer Academy for Fine art, Salzburg-Austria.
2013 | Salon Prize in Media Art, 24th Salon of young artists.
2003 | First Prize in Media Art, 15th Salon of young artists.
2002 | Honor Prize, Media Art, 14th Salon of young artists.
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