Roznama 7



Medrar For Contemporary Art , Townhouse Gallery, Mashrabia-Annex Gallery Of Contemporary Art

3 April 2019 - 30 April 2019


Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition from Egypt

Medrar, townhouse, Mashrabia
From 3 to 30 April, 2019
Opening Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 7 pm

Roznama is a periodical competition and exhibition for contemporary visual art by young Egyptians.

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

This year, Roznama received over four hundred applications, the largest submission count to date. Out of the works, fifty six were selected to be exhibited across three primary art spaces across downtown Cairo: Medrar for Contemporary Art, Townhouse Gallery, and Mashrabia Gallery (Annex). The works selected traverse an array of mediums, themes, and concepts, resulting in an exceptionally varied exhibition. Participants are comprised of diverse backgrounds, including mid-career professional artists, students, and novices. The works on display offer a glimpse into the broad range of artistic production taking place in Cairo today.


Aya Elsayed Elbadwee, Artist in Residency for 3 months at Cité internationale des Arts provided by the French Institute*.

Rami Soussou, Artist in Residency in Switzerland, provided by the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia Cairo*.

Alaa Ayman and Omnia Sabry, 10,000 EGP artists collective cash prize provided by: Amr El Kafrawy, Haitham Nawar, Hala Elkoussy, Hoda Lutfi, Osama Daoud, Shady Elnoshokaty.

Kamila Bassioni and Mayar Nayel, 10,000 EGP cash prize provided by Al Ismaelia For Real Estate Investment.

Ahmed Swilam and Moaaz El Domasy, 5,000 EGP provided by Art D’Égypte contribution of production and participation in its annual exhibition.

Engy Mohsen, Solo Exhibition at SOMA Art Gallery

Karim Farid, Photography prize provided by CiC Photolab**

Randa Megahed, 5,000 EGP cash prize provided by Artist Hany Rashed.

Amir Abd ElGhany, 2,000 EGP coupon prize provided by Alwan Stationary.

Mohamed El Gindy, A portfolio website provided by Peacock for Art

Curated by: Mohamed Allam, Mariam Elnozahy
Jury: Mohamed Shoukry, Stefania Angarano, Rana El Nemr
Project Manager: Carolina Landi
Project coordinator: Hanaa Fekry
Graphic Design: Tarek Rady

/// Exhibition venues ///

Medrar for Contemporary Art
7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St
Garden City, Cairo

Townhouse Gallery
3 Hussein Basha Al Meamari, Qasr an Nile, Cairo

Mashrabia-Annex Gallery Of Contemporary Art
15, Mahmoud Bassiouny St. Qasr El-Nil, Cairo, Egypt

We would like to thank all the individuals and institutions which participated with us on supporting Roznama 7th edition.
The exhibition is supported by the British Council and the French Institute in Cairo.