IN/OUT Festival – Amr El Maghraby

16 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5:00-7:00 pm

Country: Egypt

Title: “Ruins”

Type: Photographic Documentation

Location: Sharea College St. – Jabal Al Weibdeh

Date: 16 – 31 October, project opening: 19 October 2019


Amr El Maghraby is an Egyptian artist born in Alexandria in 1992, his work varies between installations, photographs and paintings exploring patterns of human behavior based on the unintended cosmetic effect of the development of human exploitation of the surrounding environment as a form of social activity.

He participated in many local and international exhibitions and won many awards, the most recent is the 2018 Salon of Young Artists Encouragement Award.

El Moghraby studied contemporary art at the institution of Mass Alexandria with Wael Shawqy between 2013 and 2014, he also has a BA in Painting and Photography from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2014. He is the Founder and Director of Bab Ashra Cultural Center in Alexandria – Egypt since 2012 till present time.


Work Statement:


“While the workers remove the remains of demolished buildings and the pedestrians on the street are living their daily life normally, I was struck by the strange mix between the interior details which have not yet been removed such as paint, wallpapers, modern decorations, fingerprints of my neighbors and between what the walls carried within themselves for years of old rust iron, rocks and stones in a form that shows the house as one block for the first and last time as an object dying and coming out of his bowels.”

This experience has shown me a unique relationship between neighbors, perhaps because this is the only possible framework that brings their traces together into one composition at all.”

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