Ahmed Ghoneimy 2017/18
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.
|2015/2016||Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Programme, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut|
|2009||Jesuit Filmmaking Workshop, Jesuit High School, California|
|2009||Bachelor of Interior Design, Expressive Arts Major, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Alexandria|
|2014||Santa Barbara International Film Festival|
|2013/2011||International Film Festival Rotterdam|
|2013||Home Works 6, Beirut|
|2012||Montreal World Film Festival|
|2012||Photo Cairo 5|
|2012||International Film Festival (Fid) Marseille|
|2012||Hamburg International Short Film Festival|
Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien:
19 January to 11 February 2018
Opening 18 January 2018, 7pm
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.