Solo Exhibitions

2018    Mahungo, SOMA art gallery, Cairo.

2017   Ace of Spades , SOMA art gallery, Cairo.

          no:1 Black Ivory, Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), Cairo.

2016   Typology, Ahmed Shawky museum, Cairo. 

2014   Black Holocaust Museum, Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), Cairo

2012   Leaving, Awan Gallery, Cairo. 

          The President, Gudraan gallery, Alexandria.

          If I Were President, Artellewa Gallery.

          Passport Agency, Mattress Factory Museum- Pittsburgh, U.S.A


2007   The Color of the summer, New Cairo Atelier, Cairo.

2004   Nostalgia, Cairo Atelier, Cairo.

2003   Black and Yellow, Michelangelo Gallery, Cairo. 

2001   Why Not, Cairo Atelier,Cairo.


 Selected Group Exhibitions


2016   Strom –Stream, Künstlerforum Bonn

2014   Photophilia ,Townhouse gallery, Cairo.

2013   UAMO Art Festival, Munich.

          Super Market Art Fair, Stockholm

2012   UAMO Art Festival, Darb 1718, Cairo.

2011   No Glory,Form + Content Gallery,U.S.A.

          The Popular Show, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo.

          Express Yourself, Darb1718,Cairo.

2010   Monoprint, Guest exhibition at Egypt Youth Salon- Palace of art, Cairo.

          Monoprint,Mahmud Khalil Museum ,Cairo.

2009   The Creativity of the Other, AinHelwan Culture Palace, Cairo.

          Annual Graffiti Festival, Mahmoud Mokhtar Gallery, Cairo

2008   Home, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo.

          Annual Graffiti Festival, Mahmoud Mokhtar Gallery, Cairo

          10mm, Artellewa, Cairo.

2007   Africa 6 letters, Goethe Institute, Cairo..

          Middle-Eastern Contemporary Art Exhibition, Amir Taz Palace, Cairo

          IntaFeen, Swiss Residency Studio, Cairo.

2006   Different Complete, Townhouse Gallery On-Site, Cairo. 

2005   Small Pieces Salon, Portrait Gallery, Cairo.

2003   Ministry of Culture Youth Salon, Cairo Opera House, Cairo.

2002   RatebSeddik Competition, Guest Artist, Cairo Atelier.

          Small Pieces Salon, Palace of Arts, Cairo.

2000   Nissan Art Salon, Khartoum.



2016-2017  Artist in resident at Jiwar, Barcelona
2016    Artist resident at Künstlerforum Bonn

2012    Artist resident at Mattress Factory Art Museum- Pittsburgh- U.S.A.

2012    Visiting Artist Carnegie Mellon University- U.S.A.

2011    Visiting Artist Hood University- U.S.A.


Curatorial projects


2015   Detour. Vedionale (Bonn), Nabta Art center (Cairo).

2012   Arab Collaboration Project, Artellewa Space, Cairo.

2012   Kamala art salon “African artists in Cairo”, Nabta Art center, Cairo.


Other Projects


2013  Contributor, Campaigning Cairo: Perspectives on Visuality in Egypt,                     Columbia University Press.

2011  Participant, Sites of Passage Project-U.S.A.

2011  Assistant Director, Disastrous Dialogue (film), Directed by Soren Funder.

2010  Assistant Director, Snack Cart (film), Directed by Mark Sadler.

2009  Modeler, Interview Coordinator, Model Citizens, Townhouse gallery.

2008-2012-2014-2015 Contributor, The World One Minutes Project.







I am an Egyptian-born Sudanese artist. My childhood was composed of two environments: the Cairene street and the Sudanese home. The relationship, and sometimes tension, between the two, strongly influenced my view of both cultures. The need to express this dual perspective led me to make art initially and has informed my work since.

My work discusses the relationship between the included and the excluded, and open dialogue on issues of identity and politics.By working with forgotten historical events and current state policies, 

  I raise questions of power dynamics between the individual and authority on a social and political level.

My recent work is based on research and documentation of ignored historical events, especially colonial history and rereading it from the perspective of the native.

and current state policies,


amado alfadni