Maha Maamoun lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Working mainly through the mediums of photography and video, Maamoun often starts from generic visual representations of Cairo to explore how these intersect with and are negotiated by personal experiences. Maamoun’s work has been shown in biennials and exhibitions including: Homeworks 5 – Beirut (2010), Past of the Coming Days - Sharjah Biennial 9 (2009); PhotoCairo 4 - CiC (2008); Global Cities - Tate Modern (2007), C on Cities – 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2006); Snap Judgments – ICP (2006); DAK’ART 6 (2004); 5th Biennale of African Photography – Bamako (2003). She was co-curator of PhotoCairo3 - an International Visual Arts festival in Cairo (2005) and assistant curator for Meeting Points 5 – an International Multidisciplinary Contemporary Arts Festival (2007). Maamoun is one of the founding members of CiC - The Contemporary Image Collective - a space for contemporary art and culture in Cairo.
Maha visited apexart from Cairo, Egypt, from May 11- June 9, 2010. She was recommended by Edit Molnar, the General Director of the Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo. Visit her Resident Page for more information.