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Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center

National Network: 
Kasr El Shame' St, Al Fakhareen - Old Cairo
+202 2361 0511
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Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

Number of staff members: 8 our main modality of action includes: contemporary art, theatre performance, cinema.

Mission and Objectives: 

Darb 1718 Mission: To advance the contemporary art scene in Egypt through; 1) exhibiting the works of largely unseen local artists alongside those of established regional and international artists who have rarely or never exhibited in Egypt, 2) providing local artists with opportunities for international exposure and cross-cultural exchanges 3) implementing developmental programs that include workshops, debates, films and other educational initiatives. The gallery seeks to encourage experimentation by supporting new works by emerging artists, with particular attention to artistic merit, diversity of media and aesthetic traditions, and originality of cultural influences. Darb 1718 Vision To earn the loyalty and respect of artists, art institutions and the general public by promoting a sense of excellence, originality and creativity that is universal and helps build links across cultural differences. By so doing, we will be recognized and respected as one of the most energetic, credible and accessible institutions for the advancement of contemporary Egyptian art and artists.

Main Projects / Activities: 

- Art Exhibitions : ' Differences' (November 2008), 'Traversees' (December 2008) including works by Kader Attia, Adel Abidin, Mohamed El Baz, Monir Fatemi, 'In The Eye of the Beholder' (February 2009) by Ingrid Muwangi Robert Hutter, 'Pixigrains' (February 2009) by Omar Khodeir, 'Nun' (March 2009) by Amr Fekry, 'Farhana' (March 2009) by Rania Amin, 'Treasured Trash' (March 2009) by Nanice Labib, 'Facing You' (April 2009) by Jacqueline Benz and 'Roots' (April 2009) by Vahan Telpian - Workshops: Kids storytelling and self expression workshop by Rania Amin, Photography workshop with art students with Jacqueline Benz - Movie Screenings:'Football under Cover' by Ayat Najafi & David Assmann, 'Casablanca: One Way Ticket to Paradise' by Hind Meddeb, 'Art on Film' movie series including: Frida, Pollock, Lust for Life and Goya's Ghost. - Cultural Exchange ( including art in residence projects) (forthcoming)

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Reem Hatem
Job Title: 
Deputy Executive Director
Head of the organisation: 
Moataz Nasr
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Norhan Hawala
Job Title: 
Office Manager

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