Medrar For Contemporary Art

3 March 2021 - 3 March 2021

Game-based art exhibition 

Opening: Tuesday, 16 February from 2 pm to 11 pm

The exhibition runs until 3 March from 2 to 10 pm daily except Fridays at Medrar for Contemporary Art. 

Medrar and Makouk present “Shish Bish”, a one-of-a-kind art-based game exhibition to be both enjoyed visually and played. 

Following an intensive workshop exploring the connection between games and contemporary arts, the 12 participants invite players and art lovers to come over to Medrar to discover this playful exhibition they have put together. 

Combining the languages of games and art, and drawn by the common interest in the visual, five small groups have created games that enhance the interactive aspect of art creation. 

This vibrant exhibition offers a cross-medium range of art-based digital and analog games including installations and board games and delving into the digital and virtual experience.  

Among diverse dynamic creations, a space-based game will identify different physical and conceptual trajectories for walking through the exhibition leading visitors into a playful and artsy experience. 

Head on over to play with friends and new acquaintances and find inspiration. 


Not a game by Engy Mohsen and Azza Ezzat 

Spinoza by Mona Essam, Nasreen Mamdouh and Nayra Moustafa 

Sea raiders by Amir Eid and Ahmed Tarek 

California bails by Helena Abdelnasser, Hazem Shaltoot and Ayah Abdeen

O star by Atef Rostom and Amira Elshaer 

Please remember to keep your masks on and use hand sanitizers during your visit. 

For health reasons, we won’t let in more than 20 people at the time. 

See you there! 

Poster design by Mohamed Sayed 

Typography by Fadi Makram Wilson

The workshop was facilitated by Ali Azmi between 29 January and 10 February at Medrar for Contemporary Art and Goethe-Institut Kairo. 

Guest speakers: Mariam Abou Ghazi and Ahmed Elshaer 

Photographers: Mohamed Helmy and Abdallah Khairy 

Coordinator: Victoria Cornacchia 

Technical manager: Theodore Amgad 

Production manager: Mazen Hussein  

Logistics assistant: Mahmoud Gamal 

Special thanks to the Gothe-Institut Kairo for hosting the workshop at the studio Takhshina.

Medrar is implemented with the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC, through a grant from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC.