Ahmed El Shaer Artist Talk
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
Location: William Fox Amphitheater
Ahmed El Shaer will share insights on game art and Crossover (The Scene), his work that is currently on view in the second floor amphitheater gallery through June 16, 2019. El Shaer, who has played a central role in the Egyptian machinima and new media art scene in Cairo, will discuss his artistic process of combining machinima, stock footage, 3-D animation, and experimental soundscapes. His work has been highlighted in numerous exhibitions and festivals, including the 56th Venice Biennale, “In the Eye of the Thunderstorm” Collateral Event, selected by curator Martina Corgnati, Venice, Italy; “Experiments in Arab Cinema” at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2013 and Rochester University, New York, USA, 2014; and the Bamako Biennale, Bamako National Museum, Bamako, Mali, 2011.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in several residency programs, such as Fulbright Grants for Art Research 2018-2019, Cite International D’Art Invited by Institut Francais, Paris-France 2016; Art Omi Artist-in-Residence New York, USA; the Pro Helvetia Artist-in-Residence cycle (Zurich, Switzerland, 2009); and the Summer Academy of Fine Arts (Salzburg, Austria, 2006 and 2007).
Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis.