In a world that was moving rapidly towards a globalized capitalist condition, being born in Cairo, Egypt, to a reminiscent class from the socialist era, defines, as well as dictates, my subjects and artistic process; from the initial economical conflict of fighting the desire to own, to an ever heated geopolitical condition that places the political discourse on current affairs above all other discourses, to a powerful religious institution with a massive base of naturally conservative people. In this triangle, I found myself navigating. And in this fashion, my art is only a strategy and a mode of operation in this landscape.


Fahmy Shahin (1983), Amsterdam - Cairo

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