SHIFT DELETE 30 .. Panel Discussions Program

THE AIM

From Bassem Yousri Artwork

Our team aims to develop a relationship between the inter disciplines of visual arts and the public realm by inviting artists to become part of an interactive mechanism for social cultural criticism in Contemporary Egyptian Arts. In order to achieve this, we have designed a series of panel discussions, inviting important cultural producers from various backgrounds in contemporary Egyptian arts to familiarize themselves with our current exhibitors and to also introduce them to the emerging practitioners in the field. This includes public and private institutions, foundations and non profitable organizations who support the emerging scene. We also seek artists to be placed in a controversial zone, where by their ideas are publicly exposed and will not be considered always welcome to alternative institutions or practitioners in the field, however offer important alternatives to what is typically viewed in the art scene in Cairo.

GPS by Artist Osama Abdel Moneim

PANEL DISCUSSIONS PROGRAM

SUNDAY JAN15th, 2012

HOW CULTURAL POLICIES AND DIVERSITY CAN SUPPORT THE VISUAL ARTS IN EGYPT 

From 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

From 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Mia Jankowicz – Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)  www.ciccairo.com/
  • Dr. Hamdy Abu El Maaty – Syndicate of Plastic Artists
  • Afaf El Sayed – Cairo Atelier

TUESDAY JAN17th, 2012

THE IMPORTANT OF FUNDING IN ARTS AND WHAT IS THE NEW ARTS MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT EXISTS TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTIC COMMUNITIES

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

THURSDAY JAN19th, 2012

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF VISUAL ARTS IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • Dr. Mohamed Afifi
  • Huda Lutfi – Visual Artist
  • Pere/ Wiliam Sidhum – Jesuit Center
  • Victor Shama

SUNDAY JAN22nd, 2012

CRISIS HISTORY BETWEEN VISUAL ARTS AND THE SOCIETY

From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Dr. Yasser Monegy

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CURATOR

From 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Mohamed Talaat – Gallery Misr www.gallerymisr.com
  • Tamer Assem – Independent Curator
  • Khaled Hafez – Artist/ Scholar  www.khaledhafez.net
  • Aida Eltorie – Finding Projects
  • Hamdy Reda – Artellewa

Exhibition Open

Gallery Hours from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

SHIFT DELETE 30
ORGANIZED BY
Young Artist’s Coalition
Ministry of Culture – Fine Arts Sector (Egypt)
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre
Out of the Circle Initiative
Finding Projects Association

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SHIFT DELETE 30 .. in Press

El Masry El Youm Newspaper

http://www.almasryalyoum.com/node/599691

Ahram Weekly

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/5/25/30832/Arts–Culture/Visual-Art/Shift-Delete–challenges-artists-traditional-role.aspx

Egyptian Gazette

SHIFT DELETE 30 in The Egyptian Gazette press

El Balad

http://www.el-balad.com/47770/almlygy-yftthshift-delet.aspx

News

http://news.fatakat.com/i/ثقافة-و-فن/10561-Shift-Delete-30–معرض-وحلقات-نقاشية-لإئتلاف-شباب-التشكيليين-يعيد-.html

Midan El Tahrir

http://www.medantahreer.com/shownews-28083.php

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Ahram Hebdo

http://hebdo.ahram.org.eg/arab/ahram/2012/1/11/cal0.htm

Cairo360 Website & App

http://www.cairo360.com/event/6979/shift-delete-30-at-saad-zaghloul-museum/#

Cairo Scene Website & App

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More news and press coming soon..

Thanks for all your support 🙂

It was just the beginning! :) Follow us for more details

We want to thank you for coming to our big opening and for your positive comments about the works! It was a great opening with your support 🙂

Talk between Dr. Salah El Meligy - Head of Fine Arts sector and Artist/ Mohamed Abdallah about his artwork "Limited Edition"

“Dominant 1981 – 2042” by artist/ Ahmed Abdel Fattah

Interview with Artist Bassem Yousri about his work “The Parliament of the Revolution”

Artworks by artist/ Amr Amer

                     Tamer Shaheen artwork “Bits & Pieces”

THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING..

Follow us .. Our panel discussions program coming Soon!

Exhibition Open

Gallery Hours from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

For more details about how to go.. please check

http://www.cairo360.com/event/6979/shift-delete-30-at-saad-zaghloul-museum/#

 COMING NEWS IS NEXT..

3..2..1..SEE YOU TOMORROW! 7:30PM

SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW!

TUESDAY JAN10TH, 2012 7:30 PM IN SAAD ZAGHLOUL CENTER, CAIRO

Final preparation 3.. 2.. 1....

The Parliament of the Revolution – By Artist/ Bassem Yousri

 

Limited Edition – By Artist/ Mohamed Abdallah

 

GPS  – By artist/ Osama A. Moneim

Spring without a leader – By artist/ Mostafa El Bana

House of the republic – By artist/ Ibrahim Saad

FOR MORE DETAILS.. SEE YOU TOMORROW IN OUR BIG OPENING! 🙂

TUESDAY JAN10TH, 2012

7:30 PM – SAAD ZAGHLOUL CENTER

https://www.facebook.com/events/311246802239308/

SHIFT DELETE 30.. Opening Tuesday Jan10th, the past 30 years of ex-regime in Egypt

By/ Ahmed Abdel Fattah

SHIFT DELETE 30

Artwork by: Ahmed Abdel Fattah

An arrangement of 13 Egyptian artists reconsidering the past 30 years, born within the late 1970s to mid 1980s, bring their criticisms towards the previous Egyptian regime, and realizing the past 30 years as a time for national reflection on what had happened to them personally, collectively, and internationally in the eyes of social politics. Alternatively the times of change being faced since the Arab Spring, due to the critical presence of the “Artist as Citizen” in the contemporary Egyptian streets, we have come to realize that the 30 preceding years needed to be erased, or in some cases revised, developed and reintroduced from the artist’s perspective. Hence, the name “Shift Delete 30,” is that act of socio-political criticism, reexamination, and deletion of 30 years of social and political anarchy.

Ahmed Abd El-Fattah –  Mohamed Abdallah
Ahmed El-Samrah – Mohamed Ezz
Amr Amer –
Mohamed Mohsen
Bassem Yousri  –  Mostafa El-Bana
Ibrahim Saad –
Osama Dawod 
Islam Kamal  – Osama A. Monein – Tamer Shahen


Participant Artists 1

AMR AMER   Amr Amer

Born in Egypt 1984; currently lives and works in Cairo.

Receiving a Bachelor of Arts Education from Faculty of Specific Education in 2008 at The Cairo University, Amer worked as a designer at El Mahrosa Publishing Center from 2007 until 2011, and also paralleled other jobs as an Art Director at Al Alamia Publishing and a freelance designer in Sharkiat since 2008 until 2011. He worked as a curator at El Balad Gallery for contemporary and visual arts from 2009 until 2011, and during that period he has been a practicing visual artist since 2003, participating in group and solo exhibitions at the Cairo Atelier, Amir Taz Palace, Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum and the Bibliotecha Alexandrina (Cairo and Alexandria – Egypt). His work mainly addresses the difficulties faced by Egyptian ideologies, by exploring the roots of folkloric history, and contemporary Egyptian life. Tackling issues behind religion and gender ideologies, Amer contradicts elements of Arabic script on the nude female body, causing a clash between the enforced and the unacceptable.

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BASSEM YOUSRI  Bassem Yousri

Bassem Yousri is an Egyptian visual artist and independent filmmaker. He was born in Algeria in 1980 and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Yousri received his BFA in painting from the School of Fine Arts in Cairo in 2003, and his MFA in painting, drawing and sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia in 2009. Yousri was the recipient of a Fulbright Art’s Grant in 2006, and a fellowship from Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California in 2010.

In his work, Yousri uses the whole gallery space as a canvas for his site-specific installation work where different surfaces, perspectives, and mediums overlap and intersect. In Parallel to his mixed media installation work, he creates experimental videos and documentary movies. Egyptian social and political situation, Human rights, cross-cultural dialogue, stereotypes, mass culture and the relationship between art and audience are some ideas that concern Yousri’s work.

Since 2000, Yousri has participated in several collective shows in Egypt (Cairo), USA (Philadelphia, Boston, San Fransisco), Italy (Torino) and his documentary film titled Keep Recording was shown in Murcia’s Manifesta Biennale in Spain in 2010. Additionally, Yousri was commissioned to design and execute a large mural in Ephrata, Pennsylvania in 2009. He has had three solo shows in Philadelphia: at the Leonard Pearlstein art gallery at Drexel University in 2006, at the Knapp Gallery in September 2008, and at Tyler School of Art in March 2009. Yousri was invited in March of 2011 as a visiting artist at Kansas State University where he had his fourth solo show and he is currently working on a feature length documentary movie titled Film Romancy that he expects to finish by the end of 2012.

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IBRAHIM SAAD   Ibrahim Saad 

Born in Cairo (Egypt), 1977; currently lives and works in Cairo.

Ibrahim Saad received his BA degree at Faculty of Fine Arts. Working at the Jesuit Cultural Center in Cairo as coordinator for the Visual Arts Program. Over the past few years, Saad has worked at the Townhouse Gallery’s “Sawa” workshop and “Sawa Generation”, and in addition, he taught art to children at the Artellewa Gallery. His work can be considered an investigation into the depths of the human soul, as he tries to find new ways of communicating human emotions in a childish context. Saad models and remodels himself in his performances, photography and video projects, only to capture the natural innocence sought by human behavior.

Group exhibitions include:

2002 “FOR JURUSELAM”, Hanager Center of Art; 2004 16th Youth Salon; 2004 Nile Salon for Photography; 2004  7th Small Pieces  Salon; 2005  17th Youth Salon; 2005  25th National Exhibition for Plastic Art; 2006  French Culture Center; 2007  “MAYBE AT THE GARDEN”   Cairo Atelier; 2007  Group exhibition; 2007  18th Youth Salon; 2007  “ATLAS”  Art Elliewa Gallery; 2007  “WAITING IN THE WHITE”  due with Jolie Exonforce, Cairo Atelier; 2007  25th Cairo Atelier Salon; 2007  “YOUTH X YOUTH “ Ebdaa Gallery; 2007  Group exhibition at Goethe Institute, Townhouse Gallery; 2007  “ Smile while going up” installation on walls of the building, Spanish Culture Center; 2007   Summer festival at Qaied Bay Castle, Alexandria; 2007   Photography Group Exhibition,   Townhouse; 2007   “Gomaa Market” ,   Townhouse; 2007    “ What is happening now “with George Fekry Art palace, Cairo Opera house; 2007  Black and white on the walls of Townhouse”  with George Fekry; 2007  “sketches“  with Lotchi , Townhouse; 2008  “100mm X 100mm” Arteliewa Gallery; 2008   Sawa  at Gomhoria Theater group exhibition, Townhouse Gallery; 2008   “ rosomat” at Townhouse gallery (installation art  painting on all the white colours with music and light system); 2008    “Dodels art or sketch” at Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum; 2008  “Selfmap”, Arteliewa Gallery; 2008 “no difference” installation,  at Shenzben, China; 2009 “for Gaza” Cairo Atele, Cairo; 2009 exhibition at the French Center, Cairo; 2009 “Drawings” El Gezera Center, Zamalek, Cairo; 2009 Model Citizens Townhouse Gallery, Cairo; 2009 “The Sixth Wall” Artistic Installation at the Manesterly Palace; 2009 “Diversity Dialogue Lunch” New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York City, USA; 2010 “But a Shadow of Myself : a Collaboration” the Tin Shop, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA; 2010 “Model Citizen Continuum”, Schunck Museum, Heerlen, Netherlands; 2010 “Forms of Compensation” Bidoun Projects @ Townhouse Gallery, Cairo; 2010 “Forms of Compensation”, Bidoun Projects @ Art Dubai 2010, Emirate of Dubai; 2010 “Angels in the Bar”, El Gezera Center, Zamalek, Cairo; 2010 “The Sea Symposium”, Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria; 2010 “The Sea Symposium”, El Gezera Center, Zamalek, Cairo; 2010 “The Second Black and White Salon”, El Gezera Center, Zamalek, Cairo; 2010 “The Second Black and White Salon”, Library of Alexandria, Alexandria; 2010 “But a Shadow of Myself at Jesuit”, Cairo; 2010 “Cairo Atelier Salon”, Cairo; 2011 “The Changing Room: Arab Reflections on Praxis and Times,” Spazio Qubi, Turin – Italy; 2011 “The 22nd Youth Salon” Palace of the Arts, Opera House Grounds, Cairo – Egypt (Grand Prize).

Group projects include:

“Model Citizens “ with Elke Uitentuis and Wouter Osterholt from Netherlands ,making models for the buildings of Townhouse and the surrounding buildings; “Mobile School” with Djamel Koken from Algeria; “But a Shadow of Myself” with Alexandra Zevin. An international, intercultural, intergenerational project in which participants use silhouettes to develop self –portraits and collaborative drawings; “Model Citizens – Continuum” Two month project with Elke Uintentuis and Wouter Osterholt  at the Schunck Museum, Netherlands; “Forms of Compensation” Sponsored by Bidoun Projects and Townhouse Gallery.

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ISLAM KAMAL  Islam Kamal

Born in Alexandria (Egypt), 1978; currently lives and works in Alexandria.

Islam Kamal is a visual artist and Director. A graduate from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Alexandria, where he specialized in Photography, Kamal had also studied movie-making with ” SEMAT “at the Jesuit Cultural Center of Alexandria. He worked as a multimedia specialist at the Faculty of Fine Arts from 2003 to 2006, and since 2004, he works as a director of photography for several digital video films, and as the coordinator of film studies at the Jesuit Cultural Center. He’s also a member of the video production studio «FIGLEAF».

Kamal directed several short films and five documentaries, some of which have been presented during the XIII Biennal of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Bari, Italy (2008).

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MOHAMED EZZ Mohamed Ezz

Born in Cairo (Egypt); currently lives and works in Cairo.

Mohamed Ezz is an Egyptian photographer and engineer who originally graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at The Cairo University in 2007. His passion for visual arts had started years before studying engineering, and in 2003, he started focusing on photography. Ezz tries to capture different scenes taking place in his surrounding environment. His focus is on “community,” and draws great attention to the people and situations occurring in his daily life; the streets, the buildings, and neighborhood activities from different aspects of the Egyptian society. Additionally, Ezz tries to explore new ways to demonstrate his work, by attending various workshops, including painting, video and interactive art in order to build further his knowledge and practice in the arts.

In 2005, Ezz began participating in artistic events and exhibitions, where he received several awards for his work. Most recently he won the jury’s award from the Delegation of the European Union (2008), the Golden Award at the Emirates International Photography Competition (2009) and the Golden Sharjah Award for Arab Photography (2011).

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OSAMA ABDEL MONEIM  Osama A. Moneim

Born in Cairo (Egypt), 1984; currently lives and works in Cairo.

Osama Abdel Moneim studied at the Faculty of  Fine Arts at The Minia University, specializing in Graphic Design and Printmaking, but also works as a photographer, painter and draughtsman. Abdel Moneim has participated in more than 30 group exhibitions since 2002 including exhibitions abroad. In 2010 and 2011 he received a full-time grant for creativity from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, and also received several awards among which was the Grand Prize of the 22nd Youth Salon, 2011; Oscar of 3rd Festival of Fine Creation, 2009;  Salon Prize (First Award in Drawing) at 20th Youth Salon, 2007; Prize of Rateb Sediaq (First Award in Annual Competition of Painting) at the Cairo Atelier, 2007; and Third Award in Photography at The 6th Nile Salon held at the Palace of Arts in Cairo.

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OSAMA DAWOD 

Born in Ismailia (Egypt), 1980; currently lives and works in Cairo.

Osama Dawod is a graduate from the Faculty of Arts in Cairo, with a BFA in design and printmaking. He received his Masters degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in California ad he was the recipient of the Photography Department Merit Fellowship. In addition to participation in various exhibitions in Egypt, Europe and Asia including two solo shows at the Townhouse Gallery in 2005 and Artellewa 2008, Dawod participated in a number of workshops and residencies in Egypt, Nepal, Denmark, Ethiopia, and the United States. Dawod conducted photography workshops in Denmark and in Egypt, and teaches Photography at the American University in Cairo.

More Artists Biographies are coming SOON! 

Shift Delete 30 Team wish a Happy Beginning for the New Year 🙂