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Ahmed El Shaer

Visual Artist

Visual Artist


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Born in 1981, Ahmed El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist from Egypt whose practice spans the mediums of installation, photography, sound, and the moving image with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation and experimental soundscapes, and have been shown at international venues including the Venice Biennale, Bamako Biennale, Cairotronica, the Guggenheim, the Museum of the Moving Image, and Casa Arabe in Madrid. He recently completed a residency in the Game Lab at the University of Los Angeles California, as part of a Fulbright research program.

His latest work “Hybrid Spaces and Other Objects” the artists comments as follows: “This project was developed as part of my long-term research project on video games as art an art form and the possibilities, explanations, and solutions this can provide by re-processing the concepts of visual arts through the theories of play. The project also comes after conclusion of Fulbright scholarship as a visiting researcher at the Game Lab of the Department of Media arts at the University of California in Los Angeles under super vision of Pro. Eddo Stern, where I further developed research on Abdel Hady Al-Gazaar in addition to play theory over the course of a year. I examined Al-Gazaar’s art through tools of the virtual world, trying to re-imagining his conceptual universe as a hybrid space. I wanted to offer audiences the opportunity to play the role of explorer and discover Al-Gazaar’s world through the lens of virtual reality.”