Born in 1975, Aleya Hamza completed her MA in Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College, London (2001), and her BA in Political Science at the American University in Cairo (1997). She worked as a curator at the Contemporary Image Collective – CiC, Cairo (2006-2009) and as an associate curator at the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2003-2005). In 2006 she received the ifa Rave Scholarship to work as a curatorial assistant in the artistic office of the 4th Berlin Biennale and she periodically writes/lectures about contemporary arts practices in Egypt and internationally. She co-curated Indicated by Signs at the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; New Entries_PhotoCairo, an exhibition and seminar, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense (2009), PhotoCairo4: The Long Shortcut, an international visual arts festival, various locations, Downtown Cairo (2008), Tales around the Pavement: Chapters 1&2, CiC and various locations (2007-2008), PhotoCairo3: Image Statement Position, Townhouse Gallery and CiC (2005). She is part of the curatorial collective HamzaMolnar, with Edit Molnar with whom she has co-curated multiple projects, and is currently a Cairo-based independent curator.
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