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PHOTO GALLERY: A walk through the Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries


Alexandria Atelier
Exhibition by the Egyptian artists (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Alexandria Atelier
Front sculpture by Ahmed Magdi (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Alexandria Atelier
Fine Arts Museum, Alexandria
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Salah El-Meligui, biennale's president and Tarek El Mahdy, governor of Alexandria
In front of work of Slovenian artist,Saso Sadlacek, Biennale Prize winner. (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Visitors watch works by Ziyad Zitouns (Tunisia)
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Painting by Konstantinos Esslin (Greece)
Complete work (left) and fragment (right)
[Photo: Ati Metwaly]
Conceptual photography by Marwa Abooun (Libya)
Winner of the Biennale's prize
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Alexandria Atelier
At the staircase of the Alexandria Fine Arts Museum
A visitor looks into the biennale's catalog (left), a young girl awaits her parents (right) -- [Photo: Ati Metwaly]
Work by Tammam Azzam (Syria)
Bird view from the museum's top floor
Visitors watch work of Slovenian artist,Saso Sadlacek, Biennale Prize winner. (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Mai Refky (Egypt) in front of her work
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Still from Hoda Lutfi's (Egypt) video installation
Winner of Alexandria Biennale grand prize (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Hall dedicated to Haamid Oweis (Egypt, 1919-2011)
Honored during the biennale
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Painting by Haamid Oweis (Egypt, 1919-2011)
Who Stole Africa's Gold?
conceptual photography by Hassan Darsi (Morocco) -- [Photo: Ati Metwaly]
Visitors in front of works by Eduardo Nave (Spain)
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Two of three live screens, video installation by Hadil Nazmy (Egypt)
work titled: Alternative Geography (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
A child poses in front of works by Kais Salman (Syria)
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Crowd fills the halls of the Fine Arts Museum, Alexandria
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Installation by Kamal El Feky (Egypt)
Inside the hall of the Fine Arts Museum
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Visitors watch conceptual photography by Hassan Darsi (Morocco)
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
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Held between 10 June and 6 July, the 26th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries showcases works by artists from 13 countries

Following it's last edition in 2009, the 26th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries returns to the coastal city.

The biennale is held between 10 June and 6 July, showcasing works by artists from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Greece, Malta, Slovenia, and Turkey, among others.

The opening ceremony took place on 10 June at the Fine Arts Museum in Alexandria, where works will be on display until the biennale ends.

The opening was attended by the biennale's president and head of the Fine Arts Sector, Salah El-Meligui; the biennale's artistic director and commissioner, Mostafa Abdel-Wahab; the head of the jury, Olu Oguibe (Nigeria), the governor of Alexandria, Tarek El-Mahdy, among many other officials, jury members and artists.

This year the grand prize of the biennale was granted to Egyptian artist Hoda Lutfi.

Paralleling this year's event, Alexandria's Atelier has organised a display of many works by Egyptian artists. The exhibition opened on10 June and will close along with the biennale.


 

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