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Maha Maamoun

Réalisateur/trice, Photographe, Producteur/trice, Scénariste, Directeur/trice de la photo
Égypte, États-Unis


Née en 1972 en Californie (Etats-Unis), elle grandit au Caire (Egypte). Elle travaille principalement à travers la photo et la vidéo.


Photographer and filmmaker Maha MAAMOUN (1972, USA) was born in California and grew up in Cairo. She studied Economics and received an MA in Middle Eastern History. She has co-curated several exhibitions and art projects and founded the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC), a non-profit organisation for contemporary art and culture in Cairo. Her work has been exhibited worldwide.

She works mainly through the mediums of photography and video, often starting from generic visual representations of Cairo to explore how these intersect with and are negotiated by personal experiences.

Maamoun’s work has been shown in biennials and exhibitions including Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now’ (MoMA, 2010), Live Cinema/In the Round: Contemporary Art from the East Mediterranean’ (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2010), Ground Floor America’ (Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, 2010), Home Works 5′ (Beirut, 2010), Past of the Coming Days’ (9th Sharjah Biennial, 2009), PhotoCairo 4′ (Cairo Image Collective -CiC, 2008), Global Cities’ -(Tate Modern, 2007), C on Cities’ (10th Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2006), Snap Judgments’ (ICP, 2006), DAK’ART 6 (2004), and the 5th Biennale of African Photography (Bamako, 2003).

Selected filmography (selection, all short):
Most Fabulous Place (2008)
Domestic Tourism II (2009)
2026 (2010),
Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years (2011).

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