Ahmed El Shaer
Born in 1981, Ahmed El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans the mediums of installation, photography, sound, and the moving image with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation and experimental soundscapes, and have been shown at international venues including the Venice Biennale, Bamako Biennale, Cairotronica, the Guggenheim, the Museum of the Moving Image, and Casa Arabe in Madrid. He recently completed a residency in the Game Lab at the University of Los Angeles California, as part of a Fulbright research program.
2019 " Reimagined Narratives" group Exhibition, curated by Art D'Egypt, Cairo-Egypt.
"New Waves in Contemporary Egyptian Art", group exhibition, curated by Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait, Kuwait.
"Pop Art from North Africa", Group Exhibition, curated by Najlaa El-Ageli and Toufik Douib, Casa Árabe, Madred-Spain.
2018 MADATAC 09 Festival, SECCIÓN MONOGRAFÍAS: EGIPTO, Nominted by Medrar for Contemporary art, Mena el Shazly,Spain.
Cairotronica Festival for media arts, Curated by: Haytham Nawar, Cairo-Egypt.
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin Festival, Centre Pompidou.
Biennale Festival of Portraits, from 17 September to 2 Novamber 2018, Tuzla-Bosnia.
2017 Art Game Demos -Festival Nuage Numérique, Nominated by Isabelle Arvers, Lyon-France.
"Mediterranean seeds", at the Conserveria Pastis exhibition space in Piazza Emanuele Filiberto 11 A, Curated by krista eirene mikkola, Turin-Italy.
Di_Egy Festival for Newmedia arts, Darb 1718, Curated by Weam El Masry.
2016 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, The Rotating Exhibition Room, South Africa.
CairoTronica Festival for media arts, Palace of Art, Cairo, Egypt.
Screening at Cite Intrnational D’arte, Paris, France.
Unplace, "Networked art place-between-places “ online exhibition, Curators: António Pinto Ribeiro and Rita Xavier Monteiro, with the collaboration of Helena Barranha, Susana S, Martins and Raquel Pereira.
56th Venice Biennale, "In the Eye of the Thunderstorm" Collateral Event, Curated by: Martina Corgnati, Venice, Italy.
Ritornello, Sound Art Exhibition, Darb1718, Curated by: Kathrin Oberrauch, Egypt.
2014 ISEA 2014, 20th International Symposium On Electronic Art, Zayed University Dubai, UAE
2 Generations, Cube Gallery, Dubai-UAE.
Happen Now, NABAD Gallery, Amman, Jordan.
ARAB GLITCH, curated by Laura Marks, Rochester University, New York, USA.
2013 Long Saturday, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland.
CYNETART-FESTIVAL: Open Lab Egypt, Hipster phone Interactive, Dresden, Germany.
Roznama 2, Medrar Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
Wavy banners 2013, Humlum og Sdr., Nissum, Denmark.
Emotional Intelligence Artificial, DE-CAf Festival, InterLAB Interactive Arts, Cairo, Egypt, in Cooperation with Kazoosh Group in Dresden, Germany.
Back to Square One, Lopez Memorial Museum, Manila, Philippines.
2012 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
VIDEOAKT International Video art Biennial
Liberation: Process Review, Havremagasinet Museum, Boden, Sweden.
Identity, Otherness, Games & Machinima, Festival Gamerz, Marseille, France.
The Impossible Black Tulip of Cartography, Impact Festival, Amsterdam, Netherland.
Image Contre Nature: 12th international festival of experimental video, Marseille, France.
Athina Art International Festival, Izmail, Ukraine.
Cairo Documenta 2, Cairo, Egypt.
2011 After the Rage, Beton7 Art Center, Athena, Greece.
Disconnect, Town House Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
Bamako Biennale, National Museum, Bamako, Mali
The Changing Room: Arab Reflections on Praxis and Times, Spazio Cubi, Turin, Italy
VIDEOAKT: International Video Biennale, Salt Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
The Oakland Standard, Contemporary Arab Video Encounter (CAVE), Oakland Museum, California, USA.
2009 Undercurrent, Art Sawa Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2008 Cairo – Alicante Media Art Workshop, Guezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
2007 Group Exhibition, Summer Academy for Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria.
2006 Group Exhibition, Summer Academy for Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria.
2005 Form through Light II, Palace of the Arts, Cairo, Egypt.
02/2019 "Crossover (the Scene)", Machinima video, the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC-USA.
Artist in Residence