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Marianne lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. She earned her BA in Painting before studying at Mass Alexandria independent art program in 2016. 

Marianne works with installation and film. Her focus is on narratives of people, architecture and language, where she finds possibility for creative additions, that transform prescribed conventional narratives into a boundless by time artwork. 

In conversation with scientists and urban planners, she adds believability to the 

fabricated narratives she creates, where she combines science, historical events and myth to imagine a future society to come. 


1997-2010     German School, Alexandria 

2010-2015     Faculty of fine art, Alexandria University 

2016              Pre Master studies, Faculty of fine arts, Alexandria University

2016              Mass Alexandria independent art program




-"The educational web", Hamburg Kunstverein, Germany

-Sharjah Biennale 15, curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, UAE

-"Perceptible Rhythms", curated by Maya ElKhalil, Middle East Institute, Washington DC

- " Life Death, Love and Justice", curated by Didem Yazici, Yapı Kredi Culture Centre, Istanbul
-"Breaking Water" curated by Amara Antilla and Clelia Coussonnet, Contemporary Arts Center, Ohio, USA

-”Alexandria”, curated by Sarah Rifky and Edwin Nasr, Bozar-Center for Fine Arts, Brussels 

Travels next to - Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille 2023

-"Prophecy", curated by Thomas Ellmar, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, UK

-"Monuments and Flowers", curated by Regine Basha, ArteEast, Casa Arabe Madrid/ Cordoba, Spain


-Sharjah Film Festival, Sharjah, UAE

-MAGA Museum of Contemporary art of Gallarate, School of Water film program, Italy

-Palazzo di Città, Minimum standard curated by VOGA, Italy


-Yokohama Tiennale 7th edition, artistic director Raqs media Collective, Museum of Yokohama,Japan
-Manifesta 13, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Inga Lāce

 and Clelia Coussonnet, Marseille, France.

-Screening on Ocean Archive platform,  TBA-21 Academy

-Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale, "School of Waters", curated by A Natural Oasis, San Marino,Italy

-Towner International, Towner gallery Eastbourne, curated by Noelle Collins, Uk

-Manifesta "Spoiled Waters" exhibition will travel to MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan

-Ashkal Alwan online video platform Aashra, curated by Maha Maamoun, Beirut



-After The Canal there was only “Our” World, curated by Raluca Voinea, Museum City Art Gallery of Ljubljan, Slovenia

-Reimagined Narratives, Art D’Egypte, Cairo
-Alegzandree, curated by Soma art Gallery at Shelter Gallery, Alexandria
-Monuments & Flowers, ArteEast's benefit,curated by Regina Basha, Postmasters Gallery, New York
-Havana Biennale 13th edition, curated by Nelson Herrera, Cuba
-Roznama,Townhouse Gallery curated by Mariam Al-Nozahi, Cairo
-Screening at the Night of Ideas, Institut Francais, Cairo
-screening at Dar Bach Hamba, program by Mophradat, Tunis
-screening at Le H2/61.26, program by Mophradat, Casablanca



-Dak'Art Biennale, Senegal
-"Submerged – on rivers and their interrupted flow" at Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt

-Manifesta12 5x5x5 program "the garden of forking paths" project, Palermo, Italy 
-Darb 1718 "The cachette", Cairo, Egypt
-Alexandria Atelier of Arts, Alexandria, Egypt


-"A Republic Of Unconquered Spirit" Video Programme, curated by Didem Yazici at Schau_Raum Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg,Germany
-“Farocki Now a Temporary Academy”, Harun Farocki Institute, Berlin Germany
-Screening and invited artist at " Kino der Kunst", HFF, Munich, Germany

-Screening at Neues Museum Nürnberg, International Competition, Kino der Kunst,Germany

-Zaywa film festival, Cairo
-Mass end of year exhibition
-Medrar “Roznama 5”, Cairo

-Something to Generate From, an exhibition about artist-run spaces, funded by Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark

-Cairo Fine Arts Museum, Alexandria
-Group exhibition at Saad Zaghloul Museum, Cairo
-The 26th Youth Salon, Opera House, Cairo

- Safina Exhibition,received the second Prize, Alexandria
-Audio Visual VJ", Jesuite Cultural Center and Goethe Institute collaboration, Alaxandria

-"Roots", Atelier of Alexandria
-The 25th Youth Salon exhibition, was awarded a prize for " The holy" project, Cairo

-"Light and Scheme "group exhibition, Bibliotheca Alexandrina


Grants and awards:
2022-Invited Artist by The Federal Foreign Office Germany to the visitor's program "Culture Management from a Feminine Point of View"

2021- Recipent of Prince Claus Fund seed award

2018- Residency at Le Cube art space in Morocco, Supported by AFAC and the Goethe Institute 

2018- Residency and production grant- Pro Helvetia, Swiss Council

2017- Production grant- Mophradat

2017- Travel grant- Goethe Institute

2017-Production grant- Harun Farocki Institute

Talks and Presentations
Hamburg Kunstverein, artist talk and special screening, 2023

Aalto University Helsinki, artist Talk MA students on Futurism and climate change,2022

Embassy of Netherlands, Prince Claus Fund Board, 2022

Prince Claus 25th anniversary festival, Royal Palace, 2022
Mass Alexandria, 2019
La Nuit de L'eau, as part of the night of Ideas, Institut Francais, 2019
Pro Helvetia-Swiss Council, Cairo 2018

Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo 2018
Le Cube Independent Art Room, Morocco, 2018
Farocki Now a Temporary Academy, Berlin, 2017
Mass Alexandria, 2016



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