Expressões da Revolução de 13-JUN a 14-JUL - Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil

Convidado pelo Festival DEMOCRACINE 2012, projeto aborda o ativismo cultural na primavera árabe e sua repercussão pelo mundo.

Aalam Wassef – Egito

Media Ativista, artista visual e estudioso das estruturas em rede, Aalam Wassef inspirou diversos Egípcios a ações subversivas na internet com vídeos e táticas revolucionárias.



Biography / Aalam Wassef

Aalam Wassef was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1970 and lived in France for over 20 years where he graduated from Fine Arts before engaging in his career as an artist and an independent publisher.

His work involves a variety of media and forms of expression, according to time, place and purpose: animation, installation, photography, sculpture, music, songs, drawings, paintings, happenings and video.

From 2006 to 2011 he worked under several identities and signatures, due to the fact that a large part of his work had political implications in Egypt. On February 11th 2011 he “came out”, after the fall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

Away from the violent topics addressed in his anonymous work, his other pieces revolve around visual and poetic representations of time, memory and the fact of living.




Selected exhibitions made by Aalam Wassef / 2007 – 2012

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Jan-Mar 2012, Demonstrationen, group exhibition, curated by Britta Peters.
Askar Kazeboon, participation in video projections in the streets of Cairo and other cities, 2012

OK Museum for Contemporary Art (Linz, Austria).
Parcours West II (La Générale en Manufacture group show, Paris) ,
Biennale d’Art Contemporain (residency, Dieppe),
Galerie Marie Watteau (solo exhibition, Paris),
01SJ Festival – “Art on the edge” (opening performance, San José, USA),
Festival Vidéoformes (video, Montpellier),
L’Échangeur (solo exhibition, Paris),
Parcours West III (La Générale en manufacture, group show, Paris),
Pôle M (group show, Paris),
Sabotage (group show, La Comète, Paris),
We will be heroes (solo exhibition, Cairo, 000-001),
Galerie Conradi (with Philip Gaisser).
Cracow Museum of Contemporary Art (upcoming group show).

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/// O projeto Expressões da Revolução é o projeto convidado da edição 2012 do Democracine - Festival Internacional de Cinema sobre Democracia que se realiza de 13 a 16 de Junho na cidade de Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil.

/// The Expressions from Revolution is the invited project for 2012 by the Democracine - International Film Festival about Democracy that take place at Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil from 13th to 16th of June.

O Projeto

Edição desenvolvida por:
Demétrio Portugal

Com participação de:
Raquel Ribeiro Borges, Maged El Gebaly,
Coletivo Bijari,

Esta edição tem parceria:
Prefeitura de Porto Alegre
Usina do Gasômetro
Anistia Internacional
Planet Art eXchange
IdeC - Institut de Citoyenneté
AUC - American Univerity of Cairo
Festival In-Edit
Vice Magazine
IDS Brasil

Projeto em constante evolução.