Posts Tagged ‘Art for Development’

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 […]

The living Newspaper Artellewa Egypt Art News Revolution

VIDEO Story: Theater project reacts to current events in Ard El-Lewa

‘The Living Newspaper’ in Artellewa offers workshops and bi-weekly performances a space for artistic reaction to current events and social issues in Egypt — Published in Ahram Online. —– In the heart of Ard El-Lewa neighbourhood on the outskirts of Giza, lies an art gallery and centre that aims to serve the community: Artellewa. The […]


Social change reaches Alexandria through the arts

For more than a decade, the Alexandria-based Gudran Association for Arts and Development has pursued social transformation through artistic projects and support for local culture. Originally published in Ahram Online. ——————— Alexandria, a city seldom thought of when thinking of Egypt’s contemporary cultural movement, continues to prove its vital role on the cultural scene. In […]

Photo by Kareem Hammam Curtosey of Mashrou3 El Mareekh

Oyoon Art Group to establish Minya as Upper Egypt’s cultural hub

 Oyoon Art Group  are operating in Minya City to establish it as a cultural hub for Upper-Egypt by creating free and open spaces for self-expression and crowd-sourcing techniques to establish Minya’s cultural identity. [Article published in Ahram Online] I attended one of their events in Minya last July, which inspired me to write another article […]