Mohamed Monaiseer

BIOGRAPHY

Mohammed Monaiseer’s (b.1989, Cairo, Egypt where he lives and works) drawings and paintings resembling heritage craft, delineate mystical and transcendental concepts such as, alchemy, metaphysics and oral histories. The obsessive-like repetition observed in his works comment on the potency of a word or figure after it has been multiplied and reproduced ad nauseam. The shroud-like raw forms of fabric, canvas, and paper add to ethereal notions of parapsychology and the intricacies of human consciousness and spirit Monaiseer explores in his work. To Monaiseer, this extensive handiwork is akin to rituals, with repetitions turning into meditations. 

Monaiseer received his BA in Educational Art and MFA from Cairo University.

He has participated in a number of group exhibitions including Open Exhibition, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo [2013], 24th and 25th Youth Salon, Palace of the Arts, Cairo [2014/2015], The Bridge, (Traveling exhibition), Caravan Arts Europe, USA, Egypt [2015], Roznama 4, Medrar, Cairo [2015], Blind Date, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut [2015], Nest, Riwaq Gallery, Bahrain [2017]. Nothing Vanishes Everything Transforms, Manial Palace, Cairo, Egypt [2018], Something Else, Darb 1718, Egypt [2018] Refusing to be Still, 21,39, SAC, Jeddah [2018], The Clocks Are Striking Thirteen, Athr Gallery, Jeddah [2019], Out of Place, Athr, Jeddah [2019], Naphtha, Khuzam Palace, Jeddah [2019]

He has also presented solo exhibitions including Mohammed Monaiseer, Gezira Art Center, Cairo [2013] Muted, Safarkhan Gallery, Cairo [2014], Barzakh, Safarkhan Gallery, Cairo [2015], Taxidermy Dreams, Townhouse, Egypt [2018], Taxidermy Dreams, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE [2019], Adrift in the Labyrinth of a Parallel Mind, Athr Gallery [2019].

Monaiseer was the prizewinner in the 25th Youth Salon at the Cairo Opera House [2015], and Delfina Foundation artist residency, London, UK [2019]