b. Cairo, Egypt 1985
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Mai Al Shazly an Egyptian visual artist working with photography, video, and installation. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions in London, USA and Pairs. Most recently she has been participated in Paris Biennale Des Photographes Du Monde Arabe Contemporain 2019, nominated for artist residence at Switzerland and showing her work during Verzasca Foto Festival 2018, exhibiting her collective work at Biennale Africaine de la photographie at BAMAKO 2017, and receiving both a video art and experimental film production award through Goethe Institute Kairo in collaboration with Contemporary Image Collective, as well as a production funding grant through the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia Cairo(2016).
Al Shazly’s work tries to evoke the restrictions that human being experience in their life. She focuses on the identity and its relationship to the surrounding environment, whether city size, urban density, location and current political issues.
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