Marianne Fahmy

Marianne Fahmy lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt, earning her BA in Painting before studying at Mass Alexandria independent art program in 2016. Working with installation as well as film, Marianne explores potential scenarios related to people, architecture and language to understand the mercurial Alexandrian urban landscape. Concerned about a potential future flood, she produced a series of works following the history of water and its relation to nationalism. 

In 2021, she received the Prince Claus award. Her work was part of the 7th Yokohama triennial; Manifesta 13th 2020; Italy’s 2020 Mediterranean Biennale; Havana’s 2019 Biennale; Dakar’s 2018 Biennale; the United Kingdom’s Towner Biennale as well as Warwick Art Center, Italy’s MAGA Museum of Contemporary Art; Bozar, Brussels; and Ohio’s Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Her films were screened at Munich’s Kino der Kunst film festival; Germany’s Nuremberg Contemporary Art Museum; Cairo’s CIC; New York City’s Postmasters Gallery; Bozar, Brussels; and Sharjah Film Platform. Frac Bretagne Rennes acquired her work.