CV


Education

MFA, 2009
Photography major 2007 - 2009
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, California, USA

BFA, 2003
Design and Printmaking major, 1998 - 2003
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Helwan, 
Cairo, Egypt


Exhibitions

Solo
2008 'Rosetta', Artellewa Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2005 'I need a right', Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Group
2017 'Belonging|s', Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk, Denmark
2014 'Cairo Open City', East Wing Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013 'ALT_CPH 13', bull mengers, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 'Cairo Open City', Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
2012 'Cairo Open City', European Month of Photography, Berlin, Germany
2012 'Cairo Open City', Museum fur Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany
2012 'Shift Delete 30', Saad Zaghloul Art Center, Cairo, Egypt
2010 'Dakakin', Suk Al Manama, Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain
2009 'Assume the Position', Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art, Cairo, Egypt
2008 'Athens Photo Festival', Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece
2008 'Flag', Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2008 'Economical Migration', Harlem Studio Fellowship, NYC, USA
2008 'Site and Situation', Clara Street Project, San Francisco, USA
2008 'Archival Practice' Swell Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, USA
2008 'East of the West', SomArts, San Francisco, USA
2007 'malash - Kairo', Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
2007 'Moving Walls', Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
2007 'face in Cairo', Falaki Gallery, AUC, Cairo, Egypt
2007 'Africa=Hot', Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
2007 'Art Goes Heiligendam', Rostock/Heiligendam, Germany
2007 'Africa=Hot', by World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 'Cairo - Urban ReViews', ifa, gtz, Goethe inst., Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
2006 'Art in Public Space', Images of The Middle East, Denmark
2006 'Patan Durbar Square, Sutra Workshop', Katmandu, Nepal
2006 'Outskirts; Non-Place; Urban Areas', CiC, Cairo, Egypt
2005 'PhotoCairo3', Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2004 'Work Study' Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine, USA
2003 'an open studio', PhotoCairo2, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2003 'Obligatory Direction', Cordoba art Gallery, Mohandessien, Cairo, Egypt
2003 '15th Youth Salon', Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt
2002 '4th Nile Salon for Photography', Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt


Teaching Experience
2013 - Current  Assistant Professor of Photography and Design, Scientific College of Design, Oman
2011 - 2013  Assistant Professor of Photography, American University in Cairo, Egypt
2009 - 2013  Photography Instructor, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
2009  Instructor, Contemporary Photography, Vestjyllands HØJSKOLE, Denmark
2006  Instructor, Photography workshop, Al-Amal Village, 10th Ramadan, Egypt
2006  Instructor, Photography classes/workshops, five secondary schools, Denmark

Grants / Awards / Fellowships
2007 MFA Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute
2006 Triangle Arts Trust, Workshop, Nepal
2004 Workshop grant, Ford Foundation
2004 Workshop grant, Sean Kernan Studios

Workshops
2006 Documentary Photography, WPPH/Addis Ababa Univ., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2006 Contemporary Drawings, Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark
2006 Sutra International Workshop, Patan, Katmandu, Nepal
2006 Outskirts; Non-Place; Urban Areas, Eva Bertram and Andreas Rost, CiC, Cairo, Egypt
2004 B&W Photography, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME, USA
2004 B&W by Andreas Rost (Bauhaus Photography Exhibition), Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2004 Exploring the African Diaspora, with Mildred Howard, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2003 Master Class, Photojournalism by Abbas (Magnum Photos), Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt


Publications
2007 'The Rock Critic', First edition, limited

Internships
2004 (August) Assistant, Sean Kernan Studios, Stony Creek, CT, USA
2000/2002 (Summers) Graphic Designer, Arab Contractors Press, Cairo, Egypt

Field Experience
2012 Assistant, with Artist Shirin Neshat, Our House is On Fire, Cairo, Egypt
2005 Assistant, with Photographer Ron Nicolaysen, Cairo, Egypt
2005 Assistant, with Photographer Sean Kernan, Cairo, Egypt
2004 Production Assistant, with Photographer Sean Kernan, Cairo/Alexandria, Egypt
2004 Production Assistant, with Filmmaker Gregg Dugan (Two Birds Production), Cairo, Egypt
2003 Co-curator, 'Obligatory Direction', Photography exhibit, Cordoba Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

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