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Mohamed Ismail Shawki (aka Ismail,) an Egyptian-based. He is a current undergraduate at the high institute of cinema in Giza, Egypt. Ismail works with a variety of mediums, whether installation, photography or street art. In addition to this, he co-founded the street art group Monalisa brigades in 2012. Ismail has… Read More
Mohamed Ismail Shawki (aka Ismail,) an Egyptian-based. He is a current undergraduate at the high institute of cinema in Giza, Egypt. Ismail works with a variety of mediums, whether installation, photography or street art. In addition to this, he co-founded the street art group Monalisa brigades in 2012. Ismail has been an active street artist since 2010. He has both worked and volunteered in arts and cultural development since 2010. His artistic practice is mostly inspired by the Cairene street scene, whether in context or content. He prefers to work in the street rather than confine himself within a studio. Read Less
Education

2013- present Student at the High Institute of cinema, Giza, Egypt.


Group Exhibitions

2015 Roznama 4 , Medrar for Contemporary Art .Cairo Egypt
2014 ‘Translations’ Online exhibition. Emergent Art space. San Francisco. USA.
2014 The 25th Youth salon. Cairo opera house. Egypt.
2013 ‘Fair usage.’ A… Read More
Education

2013- present Student at the High Institute of cinema, Giza, Egypt.


Group Exhibitions

2015 Roznama 4 , Medrar for Contemporary Art .Cairo Egypt
2014 ‘Translations’ Online exhibition. Emergent Art space. San Francisco. USA.
2014 The 25th Youth salon. Cairo opera house. Egypt.
2013 ‘Fair usage.’ Anthropologie Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
2012 ‘Creativity.’ El Mesaha art and cultural center. Cairo, Egypt
2012 ‘Camel Market.’ El Masaha art and cultural center, Cairo, Egypt.
2012 ‘Egyptian crafts.’ El Mesaha art and cultural center. Cairo, Egypt.
2010 ‘Ramadan Cairo.’ Saad Zaghloul cultural center. Cairo, Egypt.


Exhibitions and projects with Mona Lisa Brigades:

2014 Gioconda Project in W3Gallery .London ,UK
Aug. 2013 Women on Walls (WOW.) Antar stable. Cairo, Egypt.
2013 sixth floorer ‘exhibition in venoise hotel. Cairo, Egypt.
2013 ‘No weapon please ‘exhibition in Arthroplogle gallery.
2013 The garage walls event. Cairo, Egypt
July 2012- March 2013 Project manager of phase two of "I want to be!” under the umbrella of "people of Ard El Lewa."
2012 Basiony exhibition in darb 1718. Cairo, Egypt
April- Sept. 2012 phase one of project "I want to be! " under the umbrella of "people of Ard El Lewa"

The artist has participated in a number of street art projects since 2010.


Work Experience

Art and cultural development
2014 Organizer at Ismailia 17th International Film Festival. Ismailia, Egypt.
2010- 2012 Street artist at ‘artist in street atelier’ project. El Nahda Jesuit. Cairo, Egypt.
Dec. 2012 Planned the workshop program. Nabta Art Center. Cairo, Egypt.
2011-2012 General Coordinator of the workshops in eltak3eiba cultural center. Cairo, Egypt.
2012 Organizer at ‘Egypt in a useful snapshot’ photography Competition. eltak3eiba cultural center. Cairo, Egypt.
2011 ‘My Dress Is Egyptian’ fashion show at ‘Being Egyptian festival.’ Eltak3eiba cultural center. Cairo, Egypt.

Theater
2012 Played the clown in ‘Ocasion.’ Cairo, Egypt.
2012 Played in sketches. ‘Yalla shear 4.’ Poetry night. Cairo, Egypt.


Photography
2011 Covering the 7th cultural program. “Elfagala Kaman we Kaman.” El Nahda Jesuit Cairo, Egypt.
2010 Covering the Egyptian night. Cairo International Film Festival. El-Sehemy. Cairo, Egypt.

Teaching
2014 Graffiti workshop. Future university in Egypt (FUE.) New cairo, Egypt.
2014 Organizing & Teaching in Graffiti and Public Art workshop as part of The Experimental Workshop for
Media Art& Creativity in ASCII Foundation, Cairo, Egypt.
January- March 2013 Graffiti workshop. Kidiology. 6th of October. Egypt.

Décor
2014 ‘Mandala’ far eastern shop. Cairo Egypt.


Awards

2013 Grants to Artist Fund British council Egypt


Workshops

2014 Generator workshop (video art) by Christoph Oertli and Mohamed Abdelkarim Organized by Medrar for Contemporary Art and Supported by Pro Helvetia. September.
2014 Sound Art workshop by Rami Abadir as part of The Experimental Workshop for Media Art &
Creativity in ASCII Foundation, Cairo, Egypt
2013 Nov -2014 Jan “How To" technical workshop program Project manager Saad Samir at townhouse gallery .


Volunteering

2014 Organizing press. Downtown contemporary art festival (D-CAF.) Cairo, Egypt.
2011-2012 Organizing team of “El-fan medan.” Cairo, Egypt.
2010-2011 eltak3eiba culture center. Cairo, Egypt.


Personal information

Place of birth Cairo, Egypt.
Date of birth January 25th, 1992.

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