Dear Animal, 2016, Video, color, sound. 27 mins.
Working primarily in photography and video, Maha Maamoun’s work has been presented by many institutions worldwide including Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; ICP, New York; New Museum, New York; MuHKA, Antwerp; MATHAF – Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Beirut Art Center, Beirut; Makan, Amman; Steirischer Herbst, Graz; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen and Haus der Kunst, Munich. Her work was also shown in biennials and festivals including the 6th Dak’art Biennial, Dakar; Bamaco 03, Mali; 9th Gwangju Biennale; Sharjah Biennial 10; Transmediale 2014, Berlin and 64th Berlinale, Berlin. Maamoun’s solo shows include Lingering in Vicinity, Gypsum Gallery and The Night of Counting the Years, Fridericianum, Kassel in 2014. In addition to her art practice, she has curated and partook in the curating of arts projects in the Middle East and Europe.
She lives and works in Cairo and her works are in private and public collections including Deutsche Bank, Sharjah Art Foundation and FRAC – Poitou Charentes.
Maamoun is a founding board member of the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) – an independent non-profit space for art and culture founded in Cairo in 2004.