Roznama 5



Medrar, Mashrabia Gallery, SOMA Art Gallery

4 September 2016 - 5 October 2016

 Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition from Egypt 

Medrar for Contemporary Art, Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art, And SOMA Art School and Gallery

From 4 September 2016 to 5 October 2016

Sunday 4 September 2016, 7 pm, Medrar, Mashrabia, Soma.

Roznama is a periodical competition and exhibition for contemporary visual art by young Egyptians, organized by Medrar for Contemporary Arts. The competition’s objective is to encourage creative contemporary artworks, which are different from the classical forms taught at art academies. This is achieved through providing a space for experimentation, research, and mixed media and multimedia production. Roznama also takes an interest in traditional art forms, such as painting, sculpting, and avant-garde photography. Roznama aspires to become a platform that presents distinguished artworks, introducing artists from Egypt and supporting them by all possible means.

Roznama 5 is supported by Peacock, and Yunus Emre Institute (Turkish Cultural Center in Cairo)


  • Solo exhibition presented by Medrar, Artists Ahmed Sorour and Malak Yakout.
  • Three months residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris- France. Presented by Institute Francais (Ahmed Shawky)
  • 5000 EGP presented by Mashrabia Gallery, Artist Imane Ibrahim.
  • 5000 EGP presented by Gypsum gallery, Artist Ahmed Shawky. 
  • 5000 EGP presented by Al-Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment, Artist Ahmed Tawfig.
  • 5000 EGP collective prize presented by the artists (Mohamed Abla, Shady El Noshokaty, Hany Rashed, Hala Elkoussy, Huda Lotfy), Artist Ahmed Sorour shared with artist Malak Yakout.
  • Photography prize presented by CIC, Contemporary Image Collective, Artist Nourhan Maayouf. 
  • 1000 EGP coupon for art purchases presented by Alwan stationary, Artist Mona Essam.

Medrar for Contemporary Art
7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St
Garden City, Cairo
Daily, from 3pm until 9pm, except Fridays

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
8, Champollion St, Donwtown, Cairo
Daily, from 11am until 8pm, except Fridays

SOMA Art School and Gallery
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, Cairo
Daily, from 12pm until 9pm, except Fridays

Curated by: Mohamed Allam, Ghita Skali

Project manager:
Peacock, and Medrar’s teamwork (Dahlia Salem, Mohammed El Boghdady, Isabella Bommarito, Yasmine Nagui, Ghita Skali, Fatma Elzahraa, Mina Fakhry, Karim Adel)

Jury: Khaled Hafez, Osama Dawod, Mohamed Abdelkarim

Graphic design: Tarek Rady
Technical support: Mido Sadek
Thanks to: Dia Hamed, Hany Rashed