EDUCATION and Long Residencies

2009-2010

Two year Artist Residency

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

2006-2008

Master of Fine Arts, Painting & Drawing (Summa Cum Laude)

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, US

2000-2005

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art (Magna Cum Laude)

The American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG

AWARDS

2016

The Abraaj Group Art Prize

Shortlist

2015

The Volkskrant Art Award

Nominee, The Netherlands

Prix de Rome

Longlist Nominee, The Netherlands

2013

Prix de Rome

Longlist Nominee, The Netherlands

2012

Curator's Choice Celeste Prize

Winner, Rome IT

illy Art Rotterdam Prize

Finalist, with Barbara Seiler Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

2011

illy Present Future award

Winner, Artissima 18th, with Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art,Turin, IT

2008

Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship

Finalist,SanFrancisco(CA),US

Barclay Simpson Award

Winner, San Francisco (CA), US

SECA Art award

Finalist, SFMOMA, SanFrancisco(CA),US

Short RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

2014

Biennale Yogyakarta Residency, Biennale Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, IN

2013

A.I.R. Dubai Delfina Foundation, Tashkeel, Art Dubai, and Dubai Culture, Dubai, UAE  

2011-2012

PiST///, PiST/// and Mondriaan Fund, Istanbul, TR

2012

ResO, Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte, Poirino, IT

2010

CEIA, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Belo Horizonte, BR

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016

Stigter van Doesburg, The Poet Who Wanted to be Burried Underneath a Pinball Machine, Amsterdam, NL
Tyson, The Admirer and the Admired (with Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Cologne, DE

2015

Nile Sunset Annex, A Place in The Sun, Cairo, EG
SpazioA, To Be A Pinball, Pistoia, IT

2013

Barbara Seiler Gallery, Double Bubble Gum, Doubles Bubble, Zurich, CH
De Nederlandsche Bank, Four Friends Fought Furiously For The Phone, Amsterdam, NL

2012

SpazioA, Re-Play: Back in 10 Minutes, Pistoia, IT

2011

Barbara Seiler Gallery, A Matter of Time, Zurich, CH
Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Dina Danish, Shmina Shmanish, Amsterdam, NL

2007

PLAySpace Gallery, Howwa We Ana, However We Wanna, San Francisco (CA), US

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

The Abraaj Group Art Prize, Syntax and Society, curated by Nav Hap, Dubai, AE Travesia Curato, El Que Camina Al Lado, Madrid, ES
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Perfromance Practices in the Gallery Context , Amsterdam, NL
Galerie Scharmann & Laskowski, Where The Sun Hits The Water, Cologne, DE

2015

XII Baltic Trienniel, A Million Lines, Krakow, PL Pool Projects (LUMA FOUNDATION), A Blind Man Sitting in His Garden, Zurich, CH
Gypsum Gallery, What Are You Doing Object, Cairo, EG
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Too early too late: MIDDLE EAST AND MODERNITY, Bologna, IT
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2015, NL, curated by Wilma Suto

2014

South London Gallery, My Vocabulary Did This To Me (performance), London, UK
LEGION OF HONOR, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Artists and Editions, USA
Project Arts Centre, Dublin, IE, The Centre for Dying on Stage #1, Dublin, IE, curated by Kate Strain
Stedelijk Museum/ Performance, de Appel Curatorial Programme: Father, Can’t You See I’m Burning?, Amsterdam, NL
Upominki, Ways of Working According to an Office Desk, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Rotterdam, NL
Co-Pilot Istanbul, All About These… Ladies and Gentlemen, Co-Pilot in collaboration with Gallery On The Move

2013

Parallel Projects of Maracech Biennale, With the Sound of Your Voice, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Biennale Yogyakarta, Not A Dead End, Yogyakarta, IDN, curated by Sarah Rifky and Agung Hujatnikajennong
SFMOMA & MOMA, Celebration of Publication: Artists and Editions, SF, NY, USA
Beirut, Beirut Season Four: Writing with the other hand is imagining, Cairo, EG
Castlefield Gallery, Some Misunderstandings, Manchester, UK curated by Sevie Tsampalla
De Appel Arts Center, Bourgeois Leftovers, Amsterdam, NL
Wilfried Lentz Gallery, To Scrap a proportion, Rotterdam, NL, curated by James Beckett
LantarenVenster, Prospects & Concepts - Mondriaan Fonds toont talent, Rotterdam, NL, curated by Wim Waelput

2012

Tecoh Bruce Gallery, We’re All Here Because We’re Not All There, San Francisco, USA
GallerieJ, We Are Rolling, Geneve, CH
Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Not in A Million Years, Amsterdam, NL
Barbara Seiler Galerie, A BRAND NEW BABY CARRIAGE STANDING THERE ON THE PORCH, Zurich, CH
Tegenboschvanvreden, On Demand 2, Amsterdam, NL

2011

Spazio A, il gatto è sul tavolo’ The Cat is On The Table, Pistoia, IT, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick
Kunsthall Oslo, Run, Comrade, The Old World is Behind You, NO, curated by Will Bradley
Annet Gelink Gallery, Two Versions of the Imaginary, Amsterdam, NL, curated by Maria Barnas
videohOle project space, Dina Danish, 3 videos, San Francisco, USA

2010

SFMOMA, Shadow Shop, San Francisco, CA, USA, a project by Stephanie Syjuko
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, RijksakademieOPEN, Amsterdam, NL
Southern Exposure, Time After Time, San Francisco, CA, USA
Skybox, Vision, Amsterdam, NL
Kunsthall Oslo, I Must Say That At First It Was Difficult Work, NO, curated by Will Bradley
CEIA, Drawing, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2009

Queen’s Nails Annex, Exercises in Seeing, San Francisco, CA, US
Mediamatic, Amsterdam Biennale 2009, Cairo Pavillion, Amsterdam, NL
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, RijksakademieOPEN, Amsterdam, NL
Contemporary Image Collective, Fantasy for Allan Kaprow, Cairo, EG in collaboration with Objectif Exhibitions, Kunsthalle Bern, curated by Mai AbulDahab and Philippe Pirotte.

SELECTED FILM/VIDEO SCREENINGS

2014: Kunstfilmtage, The Dispute and the Inquiry That Followed, Dusseldorf, DE
2011: Bureau Des Videos program, Costes Centre Pompidou, Light Box, Paris, FR, curator C. Dirie
2010: 41st Poetry International Festival, Singing Reality, Rotterdam, NL curator Maria Barnas
2008: Eight Annual Video Festival, Oakland (CA), T-10, US
2007: New Langton Arts, CCA MFA Video Screening with Adrian Paci, San Francisco (CA), US

SELECTED Public Collections

SFMOMA, San Francisco (CA), US
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Texeira de Fritas Collection, Lisbon, Portugal
The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California
The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco (CA), US
The Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
De Nederlandsche Bank, The Netherlands
The Getty Art Museum, Los Angeles, California

TEACHING and Academic ACTIVITIES

2014-present

Tutor

KABK: Royal Academy of Art The Hague

2012 and present

Tutor

Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, NL  

2009

Workshop Tutor

AKV/St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL

2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant

California College of the Arts, San Francisco (CA), USA

2005-2006

Art Program Coordinator

The American University in Cairo Cairo, EG

FELLOWSHIPS & STIPENDS

2013

Mondriaan Fund

work budget, NL

2011

BKVB

Startstipendium, NL

2010

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ICE)

Rijksakademie stipend, NL

2009

Institut Francais des Pays-Bas

Rijksakademie stipend,France

Van den Berch van Heemstede Stichting

Rijksakademie stipend, NL

2008

Headlands Graduate Fellowship

Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin (CA), US

SELECTED Catalogues and Publications

Father, Can’t You See I’m Burning? De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, NL, 2014
With the Sound of Your Voice (vinyl record), The Office for Curating, Cura, Marrakech Biennale, 2013
Not A Dead End (exh. Catalogue), Biennale Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, IN, 2013
Bourgeois Leftovers (the Reader), De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, NL, 2013
il gatto e sul tavolo -The Cat is On The Table, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT, 2011
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 2010
The Sis These S (second edition, artist book), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 2010
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 2009
Fantasy for Allan Kaprow, Objectif Exhibitions/ Kunsthall Bern , Antwerp, BE, 2009
The Sis These S (first edition, artist book/ MFA thesis), California College of the Arts, San Francisco (CA), US, 2008
ISR-Institute of Social Research, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, DE, 2008