September 29, 2012


American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo celebrates the life and work of Egyptian artist Ahmed Basiony (1978–2011) with a large-scale memorial exhibition and events in three art institutions in Cairo.

The exhibition will present Ahmed Basiony’s innovative work in interactive digital art, sound art and performance in addition to his influential work as an educator. AUC Sharjah Art Gallery will present an educational exhibition centered on his project Thirty Days of Running in Place (2010). Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center will present a retrospective exhibition of his sound art, performance and new media installation projects from 2007–2011. ASCII Foundation for Contemporary Art Education will present an archive of documentation from the experimental sound art workshops and other educational initiatives he developed between 2004 and 2010. A series of talks and workshops will be held in conjunction with the exhibition.

Curated by: Shady El Noshokaty
Curatorial team: Aissa Deebi, Bruce W. Ferguson, Nada Shalaby
Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center
6 October–20 November 2012
Press conference: 6 October, 6pm
Opening reception: 6 October, 7pm

Kasr El Sham3 Street
Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo
Cairo, Egypt

T +202 2361 0511
[email protected]
AUC Sharjah Art Gallery
14 October–20 November 2012
Opening reception: 14 October 2012, 1pm, 6pm (public)

AUC Center for the Arts
The American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74
New Cairo 11835, Egypt

T +202 2615 1281
[email protected]
ASCII Foundation for Contemporary Art Education
20 October–20 November 2012
Opening reception: 20 October, 7pm

6 Mourad Street, from Eleseery Street, from Elshohadaa Street
Ard El Lewa, Mohandiseen
Giza, Egypt

[email protected]
For further information, please contact Professor Aissa Deebi
Director of the Visual Cultures Program AUC Sharjah Art Gallery
T +20226151281 / [email protected]
AUC Sharjah Art Gallery
AUC Sharjah Art Gallery is the artistic and cultural center of the Department of the Arts at The American University in Cairo. The gallery presents exhibitions and educational programming with a special focus on contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa. Its cultural and educational mission is to present the work of innovative visiting artists and curators to enhance the discourse on contemporary visual arts and to advance partnerships with educational institutions throughout the region.





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