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Nadia Mounier

I am a visual artist, working with photography and video, My work center on street-documentary photography and representations of the self. I like to navigate the idea of ‘public space’, specifically spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, spaces that are economically uninteresting. My recent work investigates the pictorial representation of the (Arab) woman in public and private contexts through a series of self-portraits that are interested in forms of self-dramatization and censorship. I am a member of few collectives, amongst them Cairo Bats, a collective that draws attention to our presence as women within the city through image production, and Everyday Egypt.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017| Cairo | Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)| I will defend myself
2016| PortSaid | Mahatat for Contemporary Art | City Shadows
2016| Cairo | Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) | Cairo Bats Act 1: The Roof

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019| Zurich | Museum Reitberg | The Mirror
2019 | Braunschweig.de |  Montagehalle| University of Art Braunschweig (HBK) | Every hundred feet the world changes
2017 | Mali | The National Museum of Mali | Biennale Africaine de la photographie | Cairo Bats: The Roof
2016 | Marrakesh | Marrakesh Biennial 6th edition | parallel program

BIO
Lives in Cairo
1988 | Born in Cairo

FORMATION
2016 | Alexandria | Mass Alexandria | Independent Contemporary Art Studio
2005-2010 | Cairo | Hulwan University | BA Applied Arts

FELLOWSHIPS/CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
2018-2019 | Braunschweig.de | University of Art Braunschweig (HBK) | The Braunschweig Projects
2018 | Stuttgart, Dresden.de | Akademie Schloss Solitude | HELLERAU European Center for the Arts | Goethe Institute fellowship
2017 | Alexandria/Berlin | Harun Farocki Institute | Farocki Now Temporary Academy
2016 | Zurich | Zurich University of Arts | Negotiating Space, Art and Dissent Summer School
2015 |  AlQusīr | Arab Digital Expression Foundation ( ADEF) Camp
2015 | Marrakech | Maroc Artist Meeting (MAM)
2012 |  Cairo, Braunschweig | Museum Fur Photographie | Kairo open city project, New Testimonies from an Ongoing Revolution
2012 | Marseille | Studio Vortex | Photography workshop with Magnum Photographer Antoine D’Agata

TEACHING
2020 | Cairo | American University in Cairo | Photography Adjunct Faculty
2020 | Alexandria | Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Media Lab Thematic Courses | How Do You Want To Be Seen?

SELECTED GRANTS
2019 |  Brussels | Mofradat Artist grant
2015 | Cairo | Roznama edition 4  | Jury Prize
2014 | Netherlands | Prince Claus Fund | Travel grant
2014 | European Cultural Foundation | Travel grant


LINKS

Artist’s website
www.nadiamounier.com

CairoSnaps
www.nadiamounier.tumblr.com

Cairo Bats Collective
https://cairobats.wixsite.com/cairobats