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 undocumented histories related to people, architecture and language, where she finds possibilities for creative additions, that transform prescribed conventional narratives into a boundless by time artwork.

Her current work revolves around the history of water in Egypt, based on archival material, diaries and books. In conversation with scientists and urban planners, she adds believability to the fabricated narratives she creates, where she combines science, historical events and myths to imagine a future society to come.

 

Education:
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

 

Exhibitions:

 

2020
-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.

-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

 

2019

-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

 

2018
-Group show "Submerged – on rivers and their interrupted flow" at Contemporary

Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt

-Manifesta12 5x5x5 program "the garden of forking paths" project, Palermo, Italy -2018 Dak'Art Biennale, Senegal
-Darb 1718 "The cachette", Cairo, Egypt
-Alexandria Atelier of Arts, Alexandria, Egypt

2017

-"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 MuseumNürnberg, International Competition, Kino der Kunst,Germany -2016 Zaywa film festival, Cairo

 

2016
-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:

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
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

Collection:
 Frac Bretagne acquisition of "What things may come" film 

Publications:

Al Ahram News:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/316322.aspx
 

Manshour Journal- Ismail Fayed
https://manshoor.com/art/submerged-rivers-and-their-interrupted-flow/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=20181107/

 

Ash Moniz-  Mada Masr
https://madamirror.appspot.com/www.madamasr.com/en/2018/06/13/feature/culture/sound-silence-and-the-space-between/

 

Maxa Zoller on Egypt’s post-revolution art scene-

https://www.artmonthly.co.uk/magazine/site/article/letter-from-cairo-the-way-back-by-maxa-zoller-february-2018

- Lara Gibaly on Mass Alexandria end of year group exhibition-https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/12/15/feature/culture/mass-alexandria-2016-a-busy-and-approachable-final-exhibition/

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