Ahmed El Shaer
Born in 1981, Ahmed El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans the mediums of installation, photography, sound and video, with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation and experimental soundscapes. His work has been highlighted in numerous exhibitions and festivals, among which: 56th Venice Biennale, "In the Eye of the Thunderstorm" Collateral Event, Curated by: Martina Corgnati, Venice, Italy. “Experiments in Arab Cinema” at (Simon Fraser University) “SFU”, Vancouver, Canada, 2013 and (Rochester University) New York, USA, 2014. Bamako Biennale, Bamako National Museum, Bamako, Mali (2011). He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in several residency programs, such as: Fulbright Grants for Art Research 2018-2019, Cite International D’Art Invited by Institut Francais, Paris-France 2016. Art Omi Artist-in-Residence New York, USA, the Pro Helvetia Artist-in-Residence cycle (Zurich, Switzerland, 2009) and the Summer Academy of Fine Arts (Salzburg, Austria, 2006 and 2007).
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.
01/2018 "Hybrid Spaces" , Video,Photography and Video Game art, Medrar Art Center, Cairo-Egypt.
Artist in Residence