Born in 1992, she lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. She earned her BA in Painting from Alexandria University, Egypt. She studied 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. Her current work revolves around the history of water in Egypt. Her work is based on archival material she collects as well as texts and books.
She’s concerned with narratives related to water and the intriguing story behind the establishment of oceanography and marine science education in Alexandria. Her conversations with scientists and urban planners add believability to the fabricated narratives she creates. She finds possibilities for creative additions, that transform prescribed conventional narratives into a boundless by time artwork. Her projects shed light on environmental consciousness through artistic narratives and methodologies. 

 

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:

Upcoming 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

-2019 After The Canal there was only “Our” World, curated by Raluca Voinea, Museum City Art Gallery of Ljubljan, Slovenia

-2019 Reimagined Narratives, Art D’Egypte, Cairo
-2019 Alegzandree, curated by Soma art Gallery at Shelter Gallery, Alexandria
-2019 Monuments & Flowers, ArteEast's benefit,curated by Regina Basha, Postmasters Gallery, New York
-2019 Havana Biennale 13th edition, curated by Nelson Herrera, Cuba
-2019 Roznama,Townhouse Gallery curated by Mariam Al-Nozahi, Cairo
-2019 Screening at the Night of Ideas, Institut Francais, Cairo
-2019 screening at Dar Bach Hamba, program by Mophradat, Tunis
-2019 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

-2018 Manifesta12 5x5x5 program "the garden of forking paths" project, Palermo, Italy -2018 Dak'Art Biennale, Senegal
-2018 Darb 1718 "The cachette", Cairo, Egypt
-2018 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
-2017 “Farocki Now a Temporary Academy”, Harun Farocki Institute, Berlin Germany
-2017 Screening and invited artist at " Kino der Kunst", HFF, Munich, Germany

-2017 Screening at Neues MuseumNürnberg, International Competition, Kino der Kunst,Germany -2016 Zaywa film festival, Cairo
-2016 Mass end of year exhibition
-2016 Medrar “Roznama 5”, Cairo

-2016 Something to Generate From, an exhibition about artist-run spaces, funded by Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark

-2016 Cairo Fine Arts Museum, Alexandria
-2016 Group exhibition at Saad Zaghloul Museum, Cairo
-2016The 26th Youth Salon, Opera House, Cairo

-2015 Safina Exhibition,received the second Prize, Alexandria
-2015 Audio Visual VJ", Jesuite Cultural Center and Goethe Institute collaboration, Alaxandria

-2015 "Roots", Atelier of Alexandria
-2014 The 25th Youth Salon exhibition, was awarded a prize for " The holy" project, Cairo

-2014 "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

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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