Formation

- 2016 Alumni of Culture Academy MENA. Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany.

- 2016 Internship at Pierre Boulez Saal. Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin, Germany.

- 2010 B.A Faculty of Art Education. Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2004 to 2010 Media Art workshop. Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

Professional Works and Activities

- 2020 to Present; Member of Radio Antidoto. 

- 2019 to Present; Member of HEYA Collective. 

- 2018 to Present; Founder of Radio SUBMARINE.

- 2018 Sound art workshop teacher, MASS Alexandria. Alexandria, Egypt. 

- 2017 to Present; Member of Trasformatorio artists community. 

- 2015/2016 Teaching assistant at MSA University, Media Art and Design department. Giza, Egypt.

- 2015 Sound art workshop teacher, New York University in Abu Dhabi. EU.  

- 2014 Coordinator, Art Talks Gallery. Cairo, Egypt.

- 2013 Sound art workshop teacher, Out of the Circle. Giza, Egypt.

- 2011/2012 Co-Curator, Finding projects Foundation. Cairo, Egypt. 

- 2011 Coordinator, Darb 1718 culture center. Cairo, Egypt.

- 2011/2012 Sound art teacher, Media Art workshop. Cairo, Egypt.

AIR / Artist in Residency

- 2019 KULTUREKONTAKT. Vienna, Austria.

- 2018 FAK’UGESI. Johannesburg, South Africa.

- 2018 Gastatelier Gleis70. Zürich, Switzerland.

- 2014 Montalbano Di Licata. Sicily, Italy.

- 2013 National Gallery. Tunis, Tunisia.

- 2012 Centre D’Art I Natura. Farrera, Cataluna, Spain.

- 2010 Oasis of Siwa. West Desert, Egypt.

- 2009 to 2013 Townhouse Gallery. Cairo, Egypt.

Grants / Awards

- 2018 MOPHRADAT, travel grant, Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal.

- 2017 Prince Claus Fund, Travel Grant, Lagos Biennial, Lagos, Nigeria.

- 2012 Greatest prize, 23rd Youth Salon, Cairo Egypt.

- 2011 Ahmed Basiony prize, 22nd Youth Salon, Cairo Egypt.

​- 2010 Art residency grant, 21st Youth Salon, Cairo, Egypt.

 

ISP / Independent study programs

- 2017 to present "Dear Sommelier, irrigate me" Philosophy of Sufi History in Contemporary Art. Cairo, Egypt.

- 2018 Al Mujahed - Sufi music and soundscape research. Dakar, Senegal. | Cairo, Egypt.

- 2016 No One Is Illegal - research. Bayreuth, Germany. | Cairo, Egypt.

- 2013 The environmental sounds in society after the subsidence of the revolution - research. Tunis, Tunisia. | Cairo, Egypt.

- 2011 African music is the highest mountain of snow - research. Berlin, Germany | Cairo, Egypt.

- 2009/2010 Cairo acoustic musicology research. townhouse gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

 

Online performances 

- 2021 Radio SUBMARINE, African music broadcasting, ame festival. Dai Hall, Huddersfield, UK.

- 2021 Liverpool Arab festival, visual/sound performance with HEYA project. Liverpool, UK.

- 2021 SHUBBAK festival, soundclash sound/visual performances, UK. 

- 2021 Rewire online edition festival, Sound art podcast, The Hague, Netherlands.

- 2021 HIYA online broadcast music marathon, Bostan Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon. 

- 2020 HELICOTREMA festival, web playlist, Italy. 

- 2020 Acts of Air: Reshaping the urban sonic - Sound art exhibition, Launch events & performances. London, UK.

- 2020 Digital Arabia Network online event, music performance of Radio SUBMARINE. Berlin, Germany. 

- 2020 iklectik off-site online event, the sound performance with HEYA project. London, UK.

- 2020 Sonic Electronic, online performance with HEYA collective. London, UK.

- 2020 Network Music Festival, sound art streaming with HEYA collective. Birmingham, UK.

- 2020 Untraning the ear, sound radio broadcast HEYA project, SAVVY Contemporary. Berlin, Germany.

 

Live Performances selective solo/festivals

- 2021 (658_Listen to the Holly text) - sound performance, Donaueschingen global Festival, Donaueschingen, Germany.

- 2021 (658_Listen to the Holly text) - sound performance, SAMPLED GROUND events, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany. 

- 2019 +99 - sound performance, Goethe Institute. Cairo, Egypt. | Halle14. Leipzig, Germany. | KULTUREFOLGER. Zürich, Switzerland. | Off Theater. Vienna, Austria. | Silent Green. Berlin, Germany.  | Das Weisse Haus. Vienna, Austria.

- 2019 Hold the line #2, performance in dialouge with artist Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, Rote Fabrik. Zürich, Switzerland. 

- 2018 Hold the line #1, performance in dialouge with artist Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, RAUM::STATION. Zürich, Switzerland.

- 2018 Pistachio, Mind, Map - sound/visual performance, KULTUREFOLGER. Zürich, Switzerland. | SPEKTRUM. Berlin, Germany. |  Bad Bonn. Dudingen, Switzerland. | Butcher's Tear. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

- 2017 Scratching - sound performance, Lagos Biennial. Lagos, Nigeria.

- 2017 EFEM Tour, festival MIMI. Marseille, France. | Reitschule. Bern, Switzerland. | HKW. Berlin, Germany. | Klubi. Zurich, Switzerland. | Bad Bonn. Dudingen, Switzerland. | Palace. St Gallen, Switzerland. 

- 2017 Seventh Orbit - sound performance, Oriental Hall, AUC, Cairo. Egypt.

- 2016 The middle ear is 30 centimeters behind the scene - sound performance, Dak’Art Biennial. Dakar, Senegal. | Darb 1718. Cairo. |  The Belgium Ambassador’s house in Cairo. Egypt.

- 2015 Peacock #2 - sound performance, New York University in Abu Dhabi, UAE.   

- 2015 Chatting on the moon - sound performance, Darb 1718, Cairo. Egypt. In dialogue with artist Klaas Hubner.

- 2014 Peacock #1 - video/sound piece, Ultima Oslo music festival. Oslo, Norway. | Curated Place gallery, Manchester, UK.

- 2014 Sicily Castle - sound performance, Federico Castle, Sicily, Italy. In dialogue with artist Klar Fender.

- 2013 Egypt/Tunis revolution podcast, Centre National d’Art Vivant de Tunis, Tunisia.

- 2013 Fructose - sound performance, 100 copies music festival. Cairo, Egypt.

- 2012 The Green Soldier - sound/visual performance, Centre D’Art I Natura.Farrera, Cataluna, Spain.

- 2011 Theory Hotel - sound/visual performance, Akademie Der Kunste. Berlin, Germany.

​DJ live nights / selective

- 2019  Fluc, Vienna Art Week, Vienna, Austria.

- 2019 Underground by After Eight, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2019 Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland.

- 2019 Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland.

- 2018 La Mer a Table, Dakar, Senegal.

- 2017 Goethe Institute, Lagos, Nigeria.

- 2017 Xb-liebig, Berlin, Germany.    

- 2017 ZENTRUM, Bayreuth, Germany.

- 2017 Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2016 SPEKTRUM, Berlin, Germany.

Solo Exhibitions

- 2019 The Junction of the two seas. Rote Fabrik. Zurich, Switzerland.

- 2019 Mercury on Wednesday. Art Container. Zurich, Switzerland.

- 2018 SeaSound. KioskTabak. Zurich, Switzerland.

- 2014 Saints. Curated Place Gallery. Manchester, UK.

- 2013 Shoubra Line. with Mina Nasr, Art El Lewa Art Space. Cairo, Egypt.

- 2012 Colored Oxygen. Saad Zaghloul Museum. Cairo, Egypt.

Group Exhibitions / selective

- 2021 ‘Of Materials and Things’, curated by Exit Frame. part of the season "Un Quartier Généreux" by La Condition Publique, organized on the occasion of the Africa2020 Season, Roubaix, France.  

- 2021 Here History Began - exhibition, SAVVY contemporary gallery, Berlin, Germany. 

- 2019 Concordiaplatz AIR - exhibition. Vienna, Austria. 

- 2019 DIVING IN: An Inquiry into Imagery - exhibition. MEMPHIS Gallery, Linz, Austria. 

- 2019 Forgotten Enlightenment - exhibition. Halle14, Leipzig, Germany.

- 2018 FAK’UGESI African Digital Innovation Festival. Johannesburg, South Africa

- 2018 Cairotronica festival. Palace of Art. Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt. In dialogue with Artist Mohamed Ismail Shawky.

- 2018 Exploring The Sonic Cosmologies of Halim El-Dabh - exhibition. Dakar Biennial, Senegal.

- 2017 SPACES 49º Grenzüberschreitungen Festival. IWALEWAHAUS Gallery, Bayreuth, Germany.

- 2017 Killjoy Collective - exhibition. Portland, Oregon, USA.

- 2016 Cairotronica festival. Palace of Art, Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt. 

- 2016 Breakfast - exhibition, UQBAR Gallery. CTM Festival, Berlin, Germany.

- 2015 Modern Art from the Arab world - exhibition. Constantine, Algeria.

- 2015 Ritornello - exhibition. Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2014 Biennale Méditerranéenne d’art Contemporain d’Oran. Oran, Algeria.

- 2014 Trasformatorio - exhibition. Montalbano Di Licata, Sicily, Italy.

- 2013 Shoubra Line - exhibition. Art El Lewa Space. Cairo, Egypt. In dialogue with artist Mina Nasr. 

- 2011 23rd Egyptian Salon of Youth. Cairo Opera House, Egypt.

- 2010 Medrar video art screening tour in Lebanon  |  Palestine  | Germany.

- 2010 22nd Egyptian Salon of Youth. Cairo Opera House, Egypt.

 

Curatorial Activities

- 2015 Breakfast - contemporary art exhibition. Uqbar Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

- 2014 Saints - contemporary art exhibition. Curating Palace, Manchester, UK.

- 2013 Fair usage - contemporary art exhibition. Arthropologie Gallery, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2013 Sixth Floor - contemporary art exhibition. Veinnuas Hotel, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2013 Noise from Cairo -  sound art workshop/performance. Pro Helvetia, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2012 The Changing room - Contemporary Art project. London, UK.

- 2011 Public Screen - Video Art screening project. Cairo, Frankfurt, and London.

- 2011 Bio-Art workshop with Anna Dumitriu. British Council, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2011 Text - contemporary art exhibition. Darb 1718 culture center,  Cairo, Egypt.

Talks

- 2021 Listening session, ame festival. Dai Hall, Huddersfield, UK.

- 2021 Listening session. Doxbox. Berlin, Germany.

- 2019 Wish you were ear. Academy of fine art, Vienna, Austria.

- 2018 Wish you were ear. Mass Alexandria, Egypt.

- 2018 Sound Profile Presentation. Pro Helvetia, Makan, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2017 What’s Your Favorite Conspiracy Theory?. Meeting Point 8, CIC, Cairo, Egypt.

- 2017 Sound Profile Presentation. Das Kapital Radio 88.2 Berlin and Potsdam, Germany.

- 2015 Seismographic Sounds - Visions of a New World. Goethe-Institut Cairo, Egypt.

- 2015 Noise from Cairo. New York University in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  

- 2011 Noise from Cairo. Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, Germany.

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Radio Broadcasting

- Ma3azef/Tunisia

- das weisse haus/Austria

- Radio in-between spaces/Germany

- Radio Flouka / Tunisia-France

- Blauradio Leipzig / Germany

- NTS Radio / UK

- Radio Nard / Palestine

- Norient Radio/ Switzerland

- Sechzig Audio Radio / Germany

- Das Kapital / Germany

- Radio Papesse / Italy

- Trasformatorio / Netherlands-Italy

- Free Lab Radio / Brighton

- Six Pillars Radio / UK

- SAVVYZAAR / Germany