Call for Egypt-based women artists: 'My Favourite Things' online exhibition

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jun 2020

The exhibition is organised by Cairo's Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

My Favorite Things
(Photos: works from My Favorite Things 2 exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery, 2017)

Cairo's Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art is accepting applications for the fifth edition of the online exhibition "My Favourite Things," the gallery announced.

"After the success of the four previous editions, we are coming back again this year in the hope of discovering new talents. For our fifth edition we decided to open a call for participation to give everyone an equal opportunity," reads the press release.

The exhibition accepts works from Egypt-based women artists in all art media, bearing in mind that the pieces will be displayed on an online exhibition, hence require strong photography.

The exhibition does not set a specific theme; the gallery is looking for "original, authentic and innovative artworks" created within 2019/2020.

Each participant can send more than one work. However, in the case of submitting several works, they must share a visual and conceptual coherence that unites them.

Applicants are also required to provide the following documentation: a complete CV of the artist, high resolution pictures of the artworks, artwork captions, and a brief statement.

"If you have a project in mind that has not yet come to life, send sketches, a small scale sample of the artwork, the envisioned size and a brief description," the gallery added.

The participants should submit their work via email — [email protected] — with “My Favourite Things 5 Application” in the subject line.

The call for entries is open until 7 July 2020.

My Favorite Things
(Photo: artwork showcased within My Favorite Things 4)

Established in early 1990s, Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art is one of the most dynamic independent galleries in Cairo providing an important platform for Egypt's contemporary artists. Located in Downtown Cairo, Mashrabia aims to discover and promote new artistic talent as well as support well-known and emerging artists.

In parallel to its monthly exhibitions, the gallery curates projects at other institutions, historical sites and public spaces across the country.

Organised on an annual basis, 'My Favourite Things' is a series of exhibitions showcasing works by female artists from Egypt and international scene.

The previous four editions of My Favourite Things took place inside the gallery premises in Downtown Cairo.

Read more about fourth edition of My Favourite Things here.

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