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Homage to Amal Kenawy at Amman's Darat Al-Funun

Exhibition paying homage to Amal Kenawy, an Egyptian artist who passed away recently, will be held at Darat Al-Funun in Amman, Jordan

Ahram Online, Sunday 2 Sep 2012
Still from The Room, 2004, video art and performance by Amal Kenawy

The Amman-based gallery, Darat Al-Funun - The Khaled Shoman Foundation, will celebrate the life and art of Amal Kenawy, an Egyptian visual artist who passed away on 22 August.

"I might have a heart that beats and functions regularly, but I cannot confirm that I am alive," Amal Kenawy wrote in a personal statement for The Room, a video and art performance she created in 2004.

Kenawy was awarded many prestigious awards, such as the Grand Prize at the 2012 Cairo Biennial, the 2010 Sharjah Biennial award, the Golden Prize at the 23rd Alexandria Biennial and the prize for the Best Animated Film at the 12th Cairo International Film Festival.

Read more about the artist here.

The exhibition will open on Tuesday 4 September at 6pm and will run until Thursday 4 October.


Darat Al-Funun - The Khaled Shoman Foundation.

13 Nadeem Al-Mallah st., Jabal Al-Weibdeh, Amman, Jordan 11183.


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