Mena El Shazly
Mena El Shazly is a time-based media artist whose practice is concerned with light-sensitive surfaces, entropy, archival bodies and sites of memory. She is completing an MFA at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, studied performing and visual arts at the American University in Cairo, and was a fellow of the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. Her work has been showcased at venues including Contemporary Image Collective (Cairo), VIVO Media Arts (Vancouver) and House of The World Cultures (Berlin). She is the Artistic Director of the Cairo Video Festival organized by Medrar for Contemporary Art.
time-based media, visual culture, digital navigation gestures, video art, embroidery, artist-run initiatives, poetry of wine, ancient Egypt, entropy, mythology.