Timeline

1974
Born in Cairo, Egypt
1996
Salon of Youth, Cairo – 1st Prize in Sculpture
1998
UNESCO Grand Prize of the International Cairo Biennale
1998
The AICA Commission (Marseilles Art Studios)
1999
Graduation from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Helwan University of Cairo
1996–2002
Studies in fashion, design and cinema; collaboration with her brother Abedel Ghany Kenawy
2003
Special Mention of the International Ismalla Festival for Documentary and Short Films
2004
The State Prize for using Video as a Visual Medium
2004
The Egyptian National Award for Art and Science and Literature
2005
The Global Crossings Prize, Leonardo International Society for the Arts and Sciences and Technology (ISAST), Los Angeles, USA
Lives and works in Cairo

Exhibitions

2005
Flight 405 – Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut, Lebanon
2005
Galerie Sfeir-Semler Hamburg & Beirut (solo)
2005
ARCO Madrid / Galerie Sfeir-Semler
2005
Kunstmuseum Wien
2005
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart “Last call for sherhazade”
2005
Montreal 25th May - 1st June (Festival de Theatre Des Ameriques 2005) for 6 Presentations Of The Room as Video Installation
2005
Italy/Prato 2nd – 9th June (Teatro Metasio / Contemporanea Festival 2005) for 6 Presentations of The Room as Video Installation
2004
Town House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo (The Journey, Video Installation) (solo)
2004
Grant of Pro-Helvetic Swiss Arts council, Switzerland, Artists Residency, (Transformation) (solo)
2004
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf/ Afrika Remix (Frozen Memory, Video Installation)
2004
Hayward Gallery London
2004
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2004
Mori Art Museum Tokyo
2004
Kunsten Festival des Arts Brussels, Belgium
2004
La Rose des Vents Lille, France
2004
Dakar International Biennale, Senegal
2004
‘Never the right time’- Experimental Media from the Arab World, Canada
2004
Goethe Institut, Cairo
2004
Kansi Sanat Gallery Istanbul, Turkey
2004
The Video Programme Ramalla, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
2004
The International Festival of Video Art, Casablanca
2003
Ashkal Alwan Beirut, Lebanon
2003
The Ismailia International Film Festival Egypt
2003
Town House Galllery Cairo, Egypt
2003
Jesuit Theatre Mienai, Egypt
2003
The World Bank Gallery Washington D.C., USA
2001
NITAQ Contemporary Art Festival II, Town House Gallery Cairo, Egypt (Sculpture, Installation)
1999
Sculpture – Installation – Video – The Egyptian National Exhibiton Cairo, Egypt (The Inner Space)
1998
7th International Cairo Biennale, The Museum of Modern Egyptian Art Cairo (The Inner Space)
1996–1998
The Salon of Youth Cairo (The Body)