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Ahmed Kamel

03mar6:00 pm7:00 pmAhmed KamelExpanded Cinema Lab (XCL) - Virtual Artists and Scholars in Residence Program (VASRP)6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


March 3, 2021 6:00pm - March 3, 2021 7:00pm



Event Details

Please join us on Wednesday March 3rd at 6pm for Ahmed Kamel’s artist talk. Kamel was born 1981 in Cairo, EG and has split time between Cairo and Berlin since 2008. His work is focused images of the self in the context of cultural collision.

One of the highlights you’ll find there is Barsha Kalam (‘A Lot of Talk’).
“The Tunisian people managed to peacefully overthrow a dictator and to establish a democracy, while disproportionally many radical fighters are coming from the very same country.” For the project, Kamel traveled to Tunisia to engage young people in frank conversations about freedom, colonial history, religion, sex, and politics. Several groups across the country picked up the Arab tradition of debating openly in the safe environment of the private living room. Participants were not pre-screened.

Ahmed Kamel has degrees in Painting (Helwan University in Cairo, EG), and Photography/Moving Images (Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, DE). He has been Artist-in-Residence at The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Berlin, DE; Mediamatic, Amsterdam, NL; ProHelvetia, Bern, CH; NRW, Duesseldorf, DE and Amongst Neighbours, Istanbul, TR. Kamel’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at the Contemporary Image Collective (Cairo EG), The Townhouse Gallery, (Cairo, EG), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk, DK), Brandts Museet for Photo Art (Odense, DK); East Wing (Dubai, UAE), and Folkwang Museum (Essen, DE).

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