Malak Helmy, Notes from the Carbon Coast, 2010. Video, sound, 2’39’’. Courtesy the artist.

Malak Helmy (Egypt) is an artist and writer. She sets up environments and narratives in which language and landscape collaborate to perform and possess each other’s actions and qualities at will.

Malak’s work has been exhibited in the 64th and 63rd Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014, 2013); Agitationism, EVA International Ireland’s Biennial (2014); The Disappearance, CCA Singapore (2014); Weather Permitting, 9th Mercosul Biennial (2013). Her recent solo shows include The Passions of the Trash Drive at Nile Sunset Annex (2013) and Lost Referents of Some Attraction at the Sharjah Gallery at the American University in Cairo (2014).

Malak lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.

Her residency is part of our Research Fellowship programme and is funded by Delfina Foundation’s ‘family’ of individual supporters.

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