3rd November - 26th January 2019
Private View: Friday 2nd November 6 - 8pm
including a live performance by Mai Al Shazly 6.30pm
The Other Side of the Giant Slab
Opening times | Mon-Sat 12-8pm | Closed Sunday
The Alexandria Library | 247 Wilmslow Road | Manchester | M14 5LW
Mai Al Shazly is an Egyptian visual artist working with photography, video, and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at The Biennale Africaine de la Photographie, Bamako (2018) receiving a video art and experimental film production award from The Goethe Institute Cairo in collaboration with The Contemporary Image Collective, as well as a production grant through the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia Cairo (2016). Mai focuses on the psychology of human behavior and it’s relationship to the surrounding environmental (city’s size, urban density, location) and political issues (regimes, stability and authority), her purposeful amalgamation reveals the breadth of conceptual art and its overlapping mediums, allowing her to speak to others across varying environments and schools of thought. The exhibition at The Alexandria Library features works from her series; The Third Trace (2018), The Other Side of the Giant Slab (2017) and Undercurrents (2015).
Recent exhibitions include ‘Afrotopia’ at The Bamako Biennale, Mali (2018), The Veszasca Photo Festival, Switzerland (2018), The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017), Institute Francais d'Egypte in Cairo (2017), Second Street Gallery and Sewanee University in United States (2015- 2016), the Goethe Institute Cairo (2014), and Al- Madina Theater in Beirut (2014). Mai lives and works in Cairo. This exhibition is made possible by support from Mophradat.