Profile: Maha Maamoun Artist Last Update:April 5, 2018

Maha Maamoun, The Subduer, 2017, Inkjet print, 84 x 63 cm.

Maha Maamoun is a Cairo-­based Egyptian artist. Her work is generally interested in examining the form, function and currency of common cultural visual and literary images as an entry point to investigating the cultural fabric that we weave and are weaved into. She also works collaboratively on independent publishing and curatorial projects. She co­founded the independent publishing platform called Kayfa­ta (http://kayfa­ta.tumblr.com) in 2013. She is also a founding board member of the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) – an independent non­profit space for art and culture founded in Cairo in 2004. http://ciccairo.com

Her work was shown in exhibitions and biennials including: The Time is Out of Joint – Sharjah Art Foundation (2016); Century of Centuries – SALT (2015); Like Milking a Stone – Rosa Santos Gallery (2015); The Night of Counting the Years – Fridricianum (2014); Here and Elsewhere – New Museum; Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks – Meeting Points 7; Forum Expanded – Berlinale 64; Transmediale; Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Tate Modern; 9th Gwangju Biennale; Momentarily Learning from Mega Events, Makan, Amman; Second World: Where is Progress Progressing, Steirischer Herbst; The End of Money, Witte de With; Sharjah Biennial 10; Mapping Subjectivity, MoMA; Live Cinema, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Ground Floor America, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art; The Future of Tradition/The Tradition of Future, Haus Der Kunst.