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

Mai Al Shazly is an Egyptian multidisciplinary artist, visual researcher and a potter based in Cairo. She works with photography, film, writing and recently re-appropriating archival material in different mediums.

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

Al Shazly ’s work focuses on identity and its relationship with the surrounding environment and the current political issues. In her upcoming work, she speaks about the colonial debris at the dinner table and the continued production of imperial modes of thinking that comes with their reproduced objects.

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