b. Cairo, Egypt 1985
Email : maialshazly@gmail.com

Mai Al Shazly isan Egyptian visual artist, visual researcher and a potter based in Cairo. Sheworks with photography, film, writing and recently re-appropriating archivalmaterial in different mediums.

Al Shazly's workfocuses on identity and its relationship with the surrounding environment andthe current political issues. In her upcoming work, she speaks about thecolonial debris at the dinner table and the continued production of imperialmodes of thinking that comes with their reproduced objects.

Her work has exhibited nationally and internationally, in Paris Biennale DesPhotographes Du Monde Arabe Contemporain 2019, WITS School of art 2019, VerzascaFoto Festival 2018, and Biennale Africaine de la photographie at BAMAKO 2017. Shewas awarded grants from University of Johannesburg, the Prince Claus Fund, andMophradat.

Recently,she has been selected in Artists in Residence Programme 2022-2023 at Universityof Johannesburg

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