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Formation

- 2022/2023 Artist at Creative Europe-supported SHAPE+ platform.
- 2021/2022 Fellow at berliner-künstlerprogramm DAAD, Berlin, Germany.
- 2020 to Present; Member of Radio Antidoto.
- 2019 to Present; Member of HEYA Band.
- 2018 to Present; Founder of Radio SUBMARINE.
- 2017 to Present; Member of Trasformatorio artists community.
- 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.

 

Pedagogical Works

- 2022 Sound art workshop instructor, UdK, Berlin. Germany.
- 2018 Sound art workshop instructor, MASS Alexandria. Alexandria, Egypt.
- 2015/2016 Teaching assistant at MSA University, Media Art and Design department. Giza, Egypt.
- 2015 Sound art workshop instructor, New York University in Abu Dhabi. EU. 
- 2013 Sound art workshop instructor, Out of the Circle. Giza, Egypt.
- 2011/2012 Sound art instructor, Media Art workshop. Cairo, Egypt.
- 2011 workshops Coordinator, Darb 1718 culture center. Cairo, Egypt.

 

ISP / Independent study programs

- 2014 to present "Dear Sommelier, irrigate me"A journey in the philosophy of music and coding in Sufism.
- 2012 to present See Sound |  Artichture Acoustic research.
- 2011 The environmental sounds in society after the subsidence of the revolution | research.
- 2011 / 2012 African music is the highest mountain of snow | research.
- 2004 / 2013 Cairo acoustic musicology | research.

Publications

- 2021 “There are sounds of the moving images” book on the history of sound art philosophy in the Arabic language. production of the Saudi-Arabia society for culture and arts. Published through Dar Alraidiah Publishing and Distribution KSA.

AIR / Artist in Residency

- 2022 Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta.
- 2021 Online AIR, Bemis art center, Nebraska, USA.
- 2020/2021 Virtual AIR, Thealit Lab, Bremen, Germany.
- 2020 Digital online AIR, Goethe Institute, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2019 KULTUREKONTAKT. Vienna, Austria.
- 2019 Rote Fabrik. Zurich, Switzerland.
- 2018 FAK’UGESI. Johannesburg, South Africa.
- 2018 Gastatelier Gleis70. Zürich, Switzerland.
- 2017 IWALIWAHAUS. Bayreuth, Germany.
- 2014 Curated Palace Gallery. Manchester, UK.
- 2014 Montalbano Di Licata. Sicily, Italy.
- 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

- 2021 The Greatest Prize, 32nd Youth Salon, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2020 Parallel Sphere, sound/visual production grant, Pro-Helvetia, Cairo, Egypt
- 2020 Goethe Institute Alumni grant, Radio production grant, Cairo, Egypt. 
- 2018 MOPHRADAT, travel grant, Dakar Biennial, Senegal.
- 2017 Prince Claus Fund, Travel Grant, Lagos Biennial, Nigeria.
- 2015 Goethe-Institut, sound/visual production grant, Berlin, Germany.
- 2014 British Council, sound production grant, Manchester, UK.
- 2012 Performance prize, 23rd Youth Salon, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2011 Ahmed Basiony prize, 22nd Youth Salon, Cairo Egypt.
- 2010 Art residency grant, 21st Youth Salon, Cairo, Egypt.

Live Performances' solo/festivals "selective

- 2022 Heya performance,  Arter, Art museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
- 2022 Heya performance, Salt, Istanbul, Turkey.
- 2022 Frozen Music, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta.
- 2022 Black Sound performance, Morphine records raum, Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 Sistrum sound performance, Black Land #2, Silent Green, Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 The Followers. KV — Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst. Leipzig, Germany.
- 2022 Beirut Sky, in conversation with Nour Sokhon. Café Plume. Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 Sistrum sound performance, Black Land, Niobidensaal, Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 UNCOMMON GROUNDS: EMBRACING INTERFERENCE with  Robert Machiri and Zsolt Sőrés, daad galerie, Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 We are here but not all, sound performance with Heya collective, Berlin School of Sound. Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 CITY MAP ARCHIVES IN THE AGE OF VANISHING, Sound performance. ZK/U. Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 Beirut Sky, in conversation with  Nour Sokhon. Halle 14. Leipzig, Germany.
- 2022 BEAM SPLITTER: with Audrey Chen and Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Morphine Raum Records, Berlin, Germany.
- 2021 The Mechanism, sound performance, Labor Sonor festival. Berlin, Germany.
- 2021 The Mechanism, sound performance, 4100 YEARS RE/VERBERATIONS WITH HALIM EL-DABH, SAVVY co. Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
- 2021 658_Listen to the Holy text, sound performance, Donaueschingen global Festival, Donaueschingen, Germany.
- 2021 658_Listen to the Holy text, sound performance, SAMPLED GROUND events, daad galerie, 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 dialogue with artist Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, Rote Fabrik. Zürich, Switzerland.
- 2018 Hold the Line #1, performance in dialogue 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/Tunisia 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.

 

Solo Exhibitions

- 2022 Holy 204. DAAD Galerie. Berlin, Germany.
- 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.
- 2012 Colored Oxygen. Saad Zaghloul Museum. Cairo, Egypt.

 

Biennials

- 2022/2023 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India.
- 2018 13th Dakar Bienniale, Senegal.
- 2017 Mediterranea 18th Biennale, Tirana – Durrës.
- 2017 1st Lagos Bienniale. Nigeria.
- 2016 12th Dakar Bienniale, Senegal.
- 2014 Biennale Méditerranéenne d’art Contemporain d’Oran. Oran, Algeria.

Group Exhibitions "selective

- 2022 Maintain, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
- 2022 fron/terra cognita & Hostile Terrain, Wesleyan University | Center for the Arts, Connecticut, USA.
- 2022 Beyond Promises. KV — Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst. Leipzig, Germany.
- 2022 SOUNDTEXT. Some Currents of Contemporary Poetry. Škuc Gallery. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- 2022 Derealization, momentum gallery, part of the accompanying program of the Krakow Art Week KRAKERS 2022: We are the multitude. Krakow. Poland.
- 2022 PARABOLA series of sound works. Kunsthall 3,14 in collaboration with Lydgalleriet. Curated by Julie Lillelien Porter. Bergen, Norway.
- 2022 Hold the Line #2, in dialogue with artist Ahmed Mohsen Mansour. Art Palace, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2021 ‘Of Materials and Things’, "Un Quartier Généreux" by La Condition Publique, organized on the occasion of the Africa2020 Season. Roubaix, France. 
- 2021 Here History Began. SAVVY contemporary gallery, Berlin, Germany.
- 2019 Concordiaplatz AIR. Vienna, Austria.
- 2019 DIVING IN: An Inquiry into Imagery. MEMPHIS Gallery, Linz, Austria.
- 2019 Forgotten Enlightenment. Halle14, Leipzig, Germany.
- 2018 FAK’UGESI African Digital Innovation Festival. Johannesburg, South Africa
- 2018 Cairotronica festival. Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt. In dialogue with Artist Mohamed Ismail Shawky.
- 2017 SPACES 49º Grenzüberschreitungen Festival. IWALEWAHAUS Gallery, Bayreuth, Germany.
- 2017 Killjoy Collective. Portland, Oregon, USA.
- 2016 Cairotronica festival. Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2016 Breakfast. UQBAR Gallery. CTM Festival, Berlin, Germany.
- 2015 Modern Art from the Arab world. Constantine, Algeria.
- 2015 Ritornello. Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt.
- 2014 Trasformatorio. Montalbano Di Licata, Sicily, Italy.
- 2013 Shoubra Line. Art El Lewa Space. Cairo, Egypt. In dialogue with artist Mina Nasr.
- 2011 23rd Egyptian Salon of Youth. Cairo Opera House, Egypt.
- 2010 22nd Egyptian Salon of Youth. Cairo Opera House, Egypt.

 

Curatorial work

- 2022 Unfamiliar - Musical theater exhibition with Abeer Ali. Rundgang, UdK, Berlin. Germany.
- 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.
- 2011/2012 Co-Curator, Finding projects Foundation. Cairo, Egypt.
- 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.

​DJ live show "selective

- 2022 RE-SONIFYING NUREMBERG, Blok bar, Nuremberg, Germany.
- 2022 Silent Disco at Festival Theaterformen, Braunschweig, Germany.
- 2022 moos.garden, Berlin, Germany.
- 2021 SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany.
- 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.

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 band. 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. 

 

Talks

- 2022 Artists | Ideas | Now - Egypt and the Climate Crisis By Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, UK.
- 2022 Listening to the World. Attuning to Archives | Seminar + Radio Art Conversation, Bauhaus uni., Weimer, Germany.
- 2022 Whish you were ear. Department of Music (NTNU). Trondheim, Norway.
- 2022 Sonic presentation, DAAD Galerie. Berlin, Germany.
- 2022 SoundText. TOPOGRAPHIES OF SOUND, sound arts symposium-festival. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- 2022 On Noise and sound to Portray and Control Chaos. in dialogue with Reem Shadid. Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Brussels, Belgium.
- 2021 Listening session, ame festival. Dai Hall, Huddersfield, UK.
- 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

- Liverpool Arts festival|UK
- Sphere Radsio|Germany
- Cashmere|Germany
- Ma3azef|Tunisia
- das weisse haus|Austria
- Radio in-between spaces|Germany
- Radio Flouka|Tunisia-France
- Blauradio|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|UK
- Six Pillars Radio|UK
- SAVVYZAAR|Germany

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