Roznama 9



Medrar, ARD, TCC, Behna, and B'sarya

14 October 2023 - 15 November 2023

Roznama is an annual competition and exhibition for contemporary visual art for Egyptian artists, its ninth edition is organised by Medrar for Contemporary Art and ARD Art Institution.

The competition aims to encourage creative contemporary practices of young artists below the age of 35 by highlighting and awarding the outstanding genuine works, beyond their discipline or medium.

This edition includes 33 Artists, and the exhibited artworks will be displayed at 5 venues between Cairo and Alexandria.

Exhibition Timing

  • from 1:00 – 9:00 PM at Medrar for Contemporary Art, ARD Art Institution, and Tahrir Cultural Centre TCC (Falaki Gallery), every day except Fridays.
  • from 3:00 – 9 :00 PM at B’sarya for Arts, except Saturdays and Fridays
  • from 11:00 – 7:00 PM at Wekalet Behna, except Saturdays and Fridays


  • Artist in Residency for 1 months in Steigenberger Resort in Hurghada provided by ADD Art for artist Mona Essam Eldin
  • Artist in Residency for 3 months at Tahrir Culture Centre provided by Tahrir Culture Centre for artist Mohey Eldin Yahia
  • Art Residency in Germany awarded by Goethe Institut – Cairo for artist Mohamoud Talaat
  • Artist in Residency for 1 month in Switzerland provided by Pro Helvetia Cairo – Swiss Arts Council for artist Amir Abd Elghani
  • Language scholarship in an acknowledged institution in Egypt for the equivalent of up to 30,000 EGP provided by Ubuntu Art Gallery for artist Hana Osama
  • 10,000 EGP cash prize provided by Gypsum Gallery for artist Sara Younis
  • 10,000 EGP in purchase prize provided by Alwan Bookstore for artists: Shaza Mostafa and Ahmed Yasser
  • Prize provided by Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) for artist Hana Osama

Roznama 9 Parallel Program

This year’s edition of Roznama will hold a parallel program alongside the main competition and exhibition.

The accompanying program will include a series of talks, panels, and round tables, opening a channel between established, upcoming, and exhibiting artists and art practitioners to freely voice and share their standpoint and practice.

This format offers exposure and insight into the participants’ productions, with room for individuals and groups in the field to collectively discuss and share their take on their relation with their art, society, and art institutions in the current day, upholding the practice of past editions of accepting both conventional and experimental art forms and narratives.

Accommodating inquiry through the setting of talks, whether among the participating artists themselves, with specific artists and projects related to the exhibited artworks, or expanding on the contemplative process of the jury members selecting bodies of work for Roznama 9, as well as panels supplying the discernment and observations of professionals, academics, curators, and cultural workers from various backgrounds regarding the selected projects.

The program seeks to pay attention to the audience as well, understanding the value of the crowd/public input and their link to the visual contemporary works as they all together, the artists, art works, and audience, morph and interact with the surrounding environment, which is the drive behind including round tables within the program, supplying a level plane for discussions.

The program aims at presenting a beneficial and supportive series of events complementing the central exhibition and competition

Jury Members

  • Bassem Yousri
  • Hany Rashed
  • Andrea Thal


  • Marwa Ben Halim