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    Ahmed Ghoneimy, Bahari, 2011, short film

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    Ahmed Ghoneimy, The Cave, 2013, short film

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Ahmed Ghoneimy 2017/18

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Ahmed Ghoneimy’s video works (born 1986 in Alexandria, Egypt, where he lives and works) address human relations and tensions in patriarchal structures. Using both documentary and fictional styles, he explores the relationship between fathers and sons, criminals and victims, rowdies and mates. His material is often based on personal experience and memories, which he re-enacts and captures on camera. His short film The Cave (2013), for instance, is a character study of Adham, a childhood friend from Alexandria, who plays himself in the film. Other films include Bahari (2011) or 2 or 3 Things I Forgot to Tell You (2017). Ahmed Ghoneimy’s works present details of an every-day existence that is characterised by friendship and love, but also by ideology, humiliation and violence.

Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien:

19 January to 11 February 2018 
Opening 18 January 2018, 7pm

Education/Residencies:

2015/2016  Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Programme, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
2009 Jesuit Filmmaking Workshop, Jesuit High School, California
2009Bachelor of Interior Design, Expressive Arts Major, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Alexandria

Selected exhibitions/festivals/screenings:

2014  Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2013/2011  International Film Festival Rotterdam
2013Home Works 6, Beirut
2012Montreal World Film Festival
2012Photo Cairo 5 
2012International Film Festival (Fid) Marseille
2012Hamburg International Short Film Festival