Archive for September, 2013

Maii Waleed Zeid Hemdan Music Moga

Maii Waleed brings vivid sound to region’s independent scene

Scheduled to perform at El-Geneina Theatre this weekend, Waleed’s dark lyrics, soft indie-rock ensemble and recently produced Album ‘Moga’ by Zeid Hemdan is set to inspire. [Originally published in Ahram Online] ————————– On Thursday 19 September, musician Maii Waleed is set to take over El-Geneina’s stage to perform a selection from her recently produced album […]

Ahmed El-Shaer Self-Portrait

Ahmed El Shaer: A True Egyptian Gamer

[Originally published in the Cairo Art Blog] Multi-media artist Ahmed El Shaer (b. 1980) has a lifelong interest in video gaming art. He is currently one of few practitioners in Egypt creating art with video game technology and his practice includes graphic works, films and interactive games.  El Shaer has exhibited widely in Egypt and […]

Osama Abdel-Moneim Art Egypt 2013

Osama Abdel-Moneim: An Artist with a Social Conscience

Osama Abdel-Moneim (b.1984) is a multi-faceted artist with a strong social conscience – working with painting, drawing, photography and most recently, installation. [This article was originally published in the Cairo Art Blog] “Hodge Podge of Offenders,” installation, 2012. Your most recent work at the 2012 Salon of Youth was a two meter by two meter […]

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Egypt’s artists and activists crowdfund to support projects

Egyptian artists and innovators are increasingly using crowdfunding platforms to raise money for projects, by-passing limitations of traditional fundraising – Previously published in Ahram Online. ——————— Egyptian artists, innovators and social activists are more frequently turning to crowdfunding platforms – portals that allow them to fundraise online for their artistic endeavors. Suffering from a dire […]