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Artist Talk . Cairo

September 2014 . Cairo

I am very pleased to have been invited by the Goethe Institute Cairo
in cooperation with the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)

to present my work in an artist talk
on next monday 29th. september at 7pm
at the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street
4th floorDowntown Cairo 11638
www.ciccairo.com

www.goethe.de/Kairo

I will show my two photofilms "Just like a Woman, New York City" and "Words are flying away. The exiled Memory", and show as well some pictures of my ongoing new project "Gamda. Egyptian women"

I would be very happy to see you there again!

Exhibition . GAMDA, egyptian women

July 2014 . Arles
I am very pleased to invite you to the group exhibition ÜBERGANG (transition) in Arles

My new project called GAMDA, Egyptian Women will be exhibited (work in progress) during the opening week of photography festival Voies Off in Arles

ÜBERGANG (Transition)
July 7th to July 13th 2014, from 11am to 8pm
Opening on July 9th 2014 at 6pm
Galerie Atelier
22 rue Porte de Laure, 13200 Arles, France

The exhibition is organised by ParisBerlin>fotogroup and 13 photographers have dealt with the question of transition. The whole project is supported by ARTE and The German-French Youth Office. A catalogue will be released, designed by Andreas B. Krueger from the collective

I can't be there, but please enjoy!

Photo . Egyptian Women

Mai 2014 . Cairo

I'm working on my new project Gamda: by flying to Egypt a second time this year, i made portraits of egyptian women combined with interviews and a reportage.

Egypt is going through a severe political crisis during the last months and lot of people is fighting for demand of equality and against the violation of human rights and especially women's rights. By my work, I want to approach egyptian women from different social environments, whose position in the society is depending on religion, education and the socioeconomic situation, in light of the question: what does it mean to be a woman in Egypt today? Therefor the german foundation VG Bild Kunst supports me with a scholarship.
To be continued...

A Gamda in arabic is a good and strong woman, both physical and mental.

Book . Just like a Woman

April 2014 . The publishing house Nimbus, Kunst und Bücher is releasing a catalogue of my pictures from the exhibition "Just like a woman" (see below).
In this regard I would like to give many thanks again to Franziska Schmidt, who wrote all the texts and especially to Bernhard Echte, the publisher and editor of the catalogue. I never thought it would be able to make such a work in such a short time - most notably, that actually it is rather a book than a catalogue including more pictures than shown in the exhibition!
Kindly supported by the Bureau des arts platiques of French Institut Berlin and french Ministery for Culture and Communication.

Just like a Woman
New York City
112 pages
ISBN 978-3-907142-39-4
www.nimbusbooks.ch

Exhibition . Just like a woman

April 2014 . Berlin
I'm pleased to invite you to the opening of my new exhibition "Just like a woman" about New York City on
april the 10th, 7pm
in the Gallery of the Tempelhof Museum which belongs to Haus am Kleistpark.
The artist Rachel Kohn from Frauenmuseum recommended me to Barbara Esch Marowski from Haus am Kleistpark. Lots of thanks to both of them! I am pleased and very grateful that expert in photography and great friend Franziska Schmidt from the auctions house Villa Grisebach is going to deliver the opening speech. She helped me so much by curating and selecting the pictures.

"Just like a woman" shows portraits of women and classic street photography, with the repetitive theme of reflections in multiple layers.
Also the photofilm "Just like a woman" 5min35, produced 2013 and projected at the Foundation Cartier in Paris, will be shown.

Galerie im Tempelhof Museum, Alt-Mariendorf 43, 12107 Berlin
11.04.2014 - 15.06.2014, free admission

Photo . Egyptian women

March 2014 . Cairo
I'm happy to start working on my latest project: I flew to Egypt a first time to take portraits of egyptian women combined with interviews and a reportage about them.
Egypt is going through a severe political crisis during the last months and lot of people is fighting for demand of equality and against the violation of human rights and especially women's rights. By my work, I want to approach egyptian women from different social environments, whose position in the society is depending on religion, education and the socioeconomic situation, in light of the question: what does it mean to be a woman in Egypt today? Therefor the german foundation VG Bild Kunst supports me with a scholarship.
To be continued...

Photo . On the Road

February 2014 . Winter Promenade in West Berlin
The Teufelsberg, german for Devil's Mountain, is one of the rare hills in the city and is named after the lake Teufelssee nearby. It is built out of nothing but debris and rubble from World War II. During the Cold War US-NSA built a large listening station on top of the hill, which has been abandoned after German reunification. The place turned to an underground location for lots of parties in the late 90's and is now nearly completly fallen into ruins.

Photo . Hanna Schygulla

January 2014 . Berlin
I was happy to be assigned by the Academy of Arts Berlin to take pictures at the opening of the exhibition "Dream Protocols" (Traumprotokolle) by famous german actress Hanna Schygulla, in the presence of the president of the Academy Klaus Staeck and Dieter Kosslick, the diretor of the International Film Festival Berlinale. Hanna Schygulla used to be the muse of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, beginning working with him in the late sixties. Today Fassbinder's films with her - like "Effi Briest" or "Love Is Colder Than Death" - are all classics of the German cinema

Exhibition . Kleister at Hotel Bogota

December 2013 . Berlin
At the opening of the exhibition Kleister - Blue Monday in the 4th floor of the Hotel Bogota in Berlin. Thank you to © Chiara Dazi for making this picture of Joachim Rissmann, the manager of the Hotel, and me in front of my contribution wall to the exhibition: a series of hearts taken over the years during my travels, as declaration of love to the hotel, now definitely closing downs its doors in December

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