Lives in Cairo. Amira is an artist, writer and cultural worker.
She co-founded a network of youth-run media outlets in marginalised communities of Egypt, and manages an online resource for Egyptian artists. From 2011 to 2013, she held the role of Programme Director and Curator of artewella art space, leading the organisation from an independent artists’ project to a community art space providing workshops, residencies, exhibitions and opportunities for collaboration. She is the author of Forgery, Minced English, and is currently working on A Dictionary of the Revolution, a documentation of the Egyptian revolution in the popular colloquial.
Type: Chevening Fellowship
Funding partners: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Mentor: Sally Tallant
Maria Garcia Holley
Laboratory for the City
Director of the Creative City Strategy, Mexico City