Visual arts

1st photo exhibition of Ahmed Abdallah: Starry opening – Visual arts – Arts & Culture

The exhibition is open to the public from January 26 to February 16.

The stars who attended the opening were Basma, Sayed Ragab, Nahed El-Sebaai, Karim Kassem, Amr Abed, Sedky Sakhr, Hadil Hassan, Yara Goubran, director Hassan El-Geretly and director Layla Araby..

The exhibition features 19 photos taken by Abdalla between 2010 and 2021. The 19 large color archival pigment prints are made up of overlays of ignored photographs where he investigates how we remember and remember..

Visually, the work references both long exposure photography and chronophotography. His photographs are an exploration of all that lies outside the frame arbitrarily chosen to encapsulate a memory..

Abdallah is currently working on his new feature film 19B (working title). Written and directed by the artist himself, the film is produced by Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic), marking a new collaboration with Abdallah after previous films like Microphone and Rags and Tatters..

Born in Egypt, Abdallah is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who is an integral part of the new wave of independent cinema in the Arab world. He is best known for his feature films Heliopolis (2009), Microphone (2010), Rags and Tatters (2013), Decor (2015) and Ext/Night (2018).).

His numerous awards include best director at regional and local festivals, such as the Dubai Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Antigone Prize at the Cinemed Film Festival in Montpellier, the Golden Tanit Prize at the Carthage Film Days and the Golden Tulip at Istanbul. International Film Festival. His films have participated in other festivals, such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the London BFI, the Singapore International Film Festival and the São Paulo International Film Festival..

Titera is a photography consultancy with gallery space in Cairo and an office in London co-founded by Zein Khalifa and Heba Farid in 2019. Aiming to raise the profile of contemporary and historical photography in Egypt and Egypt in through a program of curated exhibitions, events and research projects, the gallery represents artists from Egypt and beyond, emerging and established, with Egypt being the common inspiration in their work.

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