Medrar for Contemporary Art

Medrar sets the stage for artists seeking to have extensive conversations and collaborations with their peers to develop their purpose as active contemporary artists, thus creating a more dynamic and inspired movement.

By tapping into this existing collective intelligence, Medrar encourages cooperation over competition among artists, locally and internationally, as well as between institutions, critics, and technologists, to engage and experiment in this rich playground of media arts.

This non-profit art space, running since 2005, achieves this through hosting festivals, workshops, and events to stimulate the scene, providing a collaborative space for media artists, and documenting and disseminating audio-visual content on the contemporary art movement in Egypt.

Our Staff

Mohamed Allam


Mohamed Yahya

Media Lab Manager

Raneem Elhaddad

Program Coordinator

Mona Khaliel

Communications Manager

Nouran ElDeeb

Exhibition Program Manager

Osama Shenouda

Financial Officer

Mahmoud Gamal

Logistics Assistant

Mena El Shazly

CVF Artistic Director

Aisha Azab

CVF Operations Coordinator

Habiba Sallam

CVF Operations Coordinator

Medrar’s space was established with the supporting by Young Arab Theater Fund, Foundation for Arts Initiatives, Culture Resource’s Abbara Program, Roberto Cimetta Fund, Netherlands Embassy in Cairo, and Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC, through a grant from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC.  

We would like to thank Medrar’s supporters who have contributed to the establishment and development of Medrar and/or have given advice and moral support:

  • Mohamed Abdelkarim
  • Mai Elwakil
  • Amy Arif
  • Aleya Hamza
  • Shady Elnoshokaty
  • Khaled Hafez
  • Naglaa Samir
  • Sara Hassan
  • William Wells
  • Hany Rashed
  • Hala Elkoussy
  • Huda Lotfy
  • Heba ElMoaaz


We would also like to thank the artists who did volunteer work:

  • Dalia Hassan
  • Ahmed Elshaer
  • Amr Elkafrway
  • Hend Samir
  • Hend Moaz
  • Yousef Faltas
  • Karim Osman


Where Medrar is now is the culmination of the efforts of those who have been part of the team throughout the past years:

  • Ramy Dozy
  • Emma Benany
  • Aliaa Salah
  • Sara Hassan
  • Rowan Elshimi
  • Nada Bakr
  • Reem El-Maghraby
  • Hagar Hanafy
  • Fajr Soliman
  • Fatma Elzahraa
  • Dina ElDEEB
  • Marwa Benhalim
  • Gilan Hefny
  • Esraa Elfeky
  • Dina Jereidini
  • Mina Fakhry
  • Carolina Landi
  • Salah El Oweidy
  • Lara El Gibaly
  • Hend Moaz
  • Victoria Cornacchia
  • Nadia Ghanem
  • Nour El-Din Ahmed
  • Mohammed Helmy
  • Zahra ElAlfy
  • Farah Galal
  • Theodore Amgad
  • Karim Gomaa