online exhibition

15 July 2021 - 15 July 2021

 Creative Impact Lab Cairo (2021) 

 You can still see all the artworks that took part in the Creative Impact Lab Cairo (2021) on the lab’s website:

An online exhibition addressing women’s empowerment through community-driven digital and new media art works-in-progress.

Recto & Verso showcases works-in-progress created during Creative Impact Lab Cairo’s workshop and project development intensive. Creative Impact Lab Cairo is a five-week online creative exchange convened with 18 Egypt-based artists and led by interdisciplinary artist Katherine Behar.

The diverse works in the exhibition collectively express the multifaceted complexities of women’s empowerment in Egypt. “Recto and verso” is a Latin phrase used by book designers to indicate the front and back sides of a page. In the “old media” pages of a book, the physical form of the paper page ensures that there is always another side. So too, in the digital artworks in this exhibition, new media forms ensure the structural impossibility of reductivist thinking—such as the notion of a single universal value system that would yield an easy resolution to these complex cultural issues. Instead, these works dwell in the complexities, demonstrating that there is always another side to the story.

Project Manager: Victoria Cornacchia

Project coordinator: Theodore Amgad 

Lab Coordinator: Rodeina Fouad


  • Katherine Behar


  • Rawan Abbas
  • Youssef Abdelmaged
  • Zeina Raafat
  • Agnes Michalczyk
  • Yara Mekawei
  • Dina Jereidini
  • Mariam Ibrahim
  • Fatma Heiba
  • Ahmed Fouadeldin
  • Fatma El Zahraa
  • Esraa Elfeky
  • Sara El-Barkouky
  • Ramah Aleryan
  • Ahmad Aiuby
  • Basma Ahmed
  • Habiba Afifi
  • Amany Adel
  • Doha Aboelezz

Creative Impact Lab Cairo (2021) is a ZERO1 international exchange supported by U.S. Embassy Cairo iro and hosted by Medrar. Outreach support is provided by Out Of The Circle Organization , D2D Art , and Cairotronica كايروترونيكا . To know more about the Creative Impact Lab (2021):