Amal Kenawy  (Egyptian, 1974) 


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Amal Kenawy Biography
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
Selected 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)