Ahmed Kamel

Multi-disciplinary Artist


Ahmed Kamel -

Ahmed Kamel (born 1981 in Cairo) is an Egyptian multi-disciplinary artist. He deals with the self-image and its visual representation on an individual and group level, as well as the encounter between different communities. Between observation and recontextualization, the artist uses various media such as photography, video, drawing, and installation.

Kamel studied Photography and Moving Images at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig (master’s degree in 2014) and painting at Helwan University in Cairo (bachelor's degree in 2003). 

He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the Middle East and Europe, including exhibitions at Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Brandts Museum for Photo Art in Odense, East Wing in Doha, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and Folkwang Museum in Essen. He was artist in residency at The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs in Berlin, Mediamatic in Amsterdam, ProHelvetia in Bern, Kunststiftung NRW in Düsseldorf, and Amongst Neighbours in Istanbul.

He lives and works in Berlin and Cairo.


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